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Washington County restaurant inspections

by Kathy Lauver | March 22, 2021 at 1:00 a.m.

Critical violations are those factors leading to food-borne illness and must be corrected immediately. Noncritical violations relate to maintenance of food operations and cleanliness.

WASHINGTON COUNTY

March 8

Casey's General Store

3704 S. Thompson St., Springdale

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: A container of flour without a label not in original package.

Homie Thai Food & Grill

1975 W. Sunset Ave., Suite B, Springdale

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: Chicken breast and beef roast were being thawed on the shelf at room temperature.

La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant

2901 E. Zion Road, Fayetteville

Critical violations: Food employee rinsed the hand-held immersion blender in the handwashing sink basin.

Noncritical violations: None

Mariscos Playa Azul

1301 E. Robinson Ave., Suite B7, Springdale

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: Handwashing sink (hot water) faucet handle seal lacks repair.

Natural State Rock & Republic

500 N. Main St., Springdale

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: No test strips. No drain boards on the sink. No covered trash can in the employee bathroom.

Red Dragon Buffet

2111 S. Old Missouri Road, Suite L, Springdale

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: A stack of bagged sugar is stored on the floor in the dry storage area. Rice dispensing utensils are stored in a container of water (temperature is 108 degrees). Several food storage shelves in walk-in refrigerator are covered with corrugated fiberboard.

Shiloh Montessori Preschool

2871 American St., Springdale

Critical violations: The hot water in the hand sink is 83 degrees and should be at least 100 degrees.

Noncritical violations: None

The Flying Burrito Company

3200 N. College Ave., Fayetteville

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: Basin for garbage disposal in mechanical warewashing area is cracked on the upper surface and is causing debris to accumulate below. A section of painted ceiling covering is peeling in the food preparation area. Retail food permit has expired.

March 9

Amanecer Market

1115 S. School St., Fayetteville

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: Raw eggs stored above chili in refrigerator up front (market area). Chicken being thawed in room temperature.

Cadence Academy

4195 W. Persimmon St., Fayetteville

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: Pickle buckets are used to store rice, flour, brown sugar and salt. No test strips for the chemical sanitizer or test strips for heat or a dish temp plate for dishwasher. Retail food permit has expired.

East Side Grill

1838 N. Crossover Road, Fayetteville

Critical violations: Hot holding unit food (chicken, pork) temperatures are between 116-133 degrees and should be held at minimum of 135 degrees.

Noncritical violations: There is duct tape on the convection oven door handle surface.

Las Palmas

1084 Sunset Ave., Springdale

Critical violations: The walk-in cooler had three food items that are uncovered. Salsa cold holding unit is holding salsa at 44 degrees and should be at 41 degrees or below.

Noncritical violations: A pool of water on the floor by the bar.

Penguin Ed's Barbeque

230 S. East St., Fayetteville

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: A large spoon for dispensing macaroni and cheese for customer's food orders is stored in a container of water (temperature 113 degrees) on the steam table. Two ceiling light bulbs in food preparation area and two ceiling light bulbs in warewashing area lack shielding.

Ronda's Roadhouse

504 E. 15th St., Fayetteville

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: Current retail food permit is not posted.

Rymolene's Pies

955 N. Shiloh Drive, Fayetteville

Critical violations: Slices of cheese for a sandwich were stored on top of a notebook.

Noncritical violations: Package of raisins, package of apricots and cans of pie filling in a box and can of crushed tomato stored on the floor. To-go paper products in boxes were stored on the floor. No retail food permit posted.

Taco Bell

1147 Colorado St., Fayetteville

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: Permit was not posted in customer view.

March 10

Cheers At The OPO

1 W. Center St., Fayetteville

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: Chemical spray in bottom bar not labeled.

Esquina Salvadorena

1300 N. Thompson St., Suite E, Springdale

Critical violations: Walk-in cooler had several food items that were left uncovered, soup and black beans. Most food items in the walk-in cooler lack a date on the products.

Noncritical violations: None

Hillcrest Tower Community Center

1 N. School Ave., Fayetteville

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: Chicken at 122 degrees and green beans at 127 degrees in the delivery warmer bag and should be kept at 135 degrees or above. No test strips.

Las Palmas

1115 E. Henry De Tonti Blvd., Springdale

Critical violations: The back screen door was propped open.

Noncritical violations: None

Maggie Moo's

3155 N. College Ave., 100A, Fayetteville

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: Waffle maker has food debris around the handles and edges.

Pace of the Ozarks

813 Founders Park Drive East, Suite 107, Springdale

Critical violations: The hot holding food delivered from Washington Regional, fish and carrots, was at 125 degrees and should be 135 degrees or above.

Noncritical violations: None

Savoy Tea Company

19 E. Center St., Fayetteville

Critical violations: The dish temp was reading 145 degrees to 151 degrees instead of 160 degrees.

Noncritical violations: Employee wearing jewelry while preparing drinks. The seal in one of the sinks in the upstairs three-compartment sink has a broken seal. Posted retail food permit has expired.

March 11

Atlas the Restaurant

208 N. Block Ave., Fayetteville

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: Multiple food items prepped in walk-in cooler past seven day mark. Retail food permit has expired.

Bordinos Restaurant & Wine Bar

310 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: The bottom of the cold holding unit with the timer has food in the bottom of the shelf.

Emelia's Kitchen

309 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: Bowl in hand washing station.

Flapjacks Family Restaurant

2005 S. Thompson St., Springdale

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: Cookies and cake are not covered by sneeze shield.

Grand Village At Clear Creek

1998 W. Grand Blvd., Fayetteville

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: No handwashing signage in the women's or men's restrooms.

JJ's Grill On Dickson

324 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville

Critical violations: The refrigerator near the fryer was at 49 degrees at the time of inspection and should be held at 41 degrees or below.

Noncritical violations: None

Mojito's Mexican Grill

100 E. Joyce Blvd., Suite 111, Fayetteville

Critical violations: A container of chile verde date marked 3/4/2021 lacks discarding. (Note there are two additional containers date marked 3/10/21.) Food shall be discarded if it has not been used within seven days.

Noncritical violations: Bar ice bins for drinks have cooling tubes for carbonated drinks in the corner of the bins.

Pizza Hut

314 S. School Ave., Fayetteville

Critical violations: Cheese at 46 degrees and creamy Italian at 46 degrees in the refrigerator. Should be kept cold at 41 degrees or below.

Noncritical violations: None

Tesoro Beach Family Restaurant and Bar

701B S. Thompson St., Springdale

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: Some of the ceiling covering is damaged in the food preparation area.

March 12

Kirsty's Place West Child Care

6363 Wedington Drive, Fayetteville

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: Employee wearing a bracelet.

Kraken Killer Seafood

2576 W. Sunset Ave., Suite E, Springdale

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: Walk-in cooler floor has liquid and food residue build-up.

Pizza Hut

1261 N. Steamboat Drive, Fayetteville

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: Container of vegetable oil was not labeled. Employee wearing watch while preparing food.

The following establishments had no violations this reporting period:

March 8 -- El Ranchito Supermercado Store, 1900 W. Huntsville Ave., Springdale; Pattaya Thai Sushi Restaurant, 1210 W. Sunset Ave., Springdale

March 9 -- Arkansas Children's Northwest, 2601 Gene George Blvd., Springdale; Farmers Table Cafe, 1079 S. School Ave., Fayetteville; Gardens at Arkanshire, 5000 Arkanshire Circle, Springdale; NWACC, 114 N. College Ave., Fayetteville; Sonic, 1144 Colorado St., Fayetteville

March 10 -- CBD American Shaman & Kava Bar, 509 W. Spring St., Suite 225, Fayetteville

March 11 -- Fayetteville High School, 994 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fayetteville; Hyatt Place Fayetteville, 348 E. Van Asche Drive, Fayetteville; Just Like Home Childcare-West, 3395 W. Mount Comfort Road, Fayetteville; Lift Coffee Bar 2, 3889 N. Steele Blvd., Suite 101, Fayetteville; Mockingbird Kitchen, 1466 N. College Ave., Fayetteville; Powerhouse Seafood And Grill, 112 N. University Ave., Fayetteville; Stone Mill Bread & Cafe, 4105 W. Sunset Ave., Springdale; The Bar, 705 S. Thompson St., Springdale; Tula, 1 E. Center St., Suite 160, Fayetteville

March 12 -- Blu Fin Sushi & Bar, 4276 W. Sunset Ave., Suite B, Springdale; Central UMC-CAC, 6 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville; Fairfield Inn and Suites, 1043 Rieff St., Springdale; North Street Head Start, 764 W. North St., Fayetteville

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