Restaurant Inspection

Editor’s note: The Eau Claire City-County Health Department checks area licensed food establishments, including restaurants and food retailers. The Leader-Telegram details “priority” violations, defined as state code violations with potential to contribute to food contamination, illness or environmental health hazard, and reports “priority foundation” violations, which support priority violations, found in routine inspections. Places that receive “core,” or noncritical, violations are marked “no priority or priority foundation violations.” A “corrected” notation means the violation was corrected during a routine inspection. More information can be found at tinyurl.com/k7macdr.

Eau Claire

Big Stack Meats & Catering, 4909 Sportsman Drive, Dec. 17. No violations.

Bowl-Winkles, 1616 N. Clairemont Ave., Dec. 17. No priority or priority foundation violations.

Dooley’s Pub, 442 Water St., Dec. 17. Three priority violations: Employee observed not washing hands before putting on new gloves after handling raw burger patty (corrected); mashed potatoes and mac-n-cheese hot-held below 135 degrees (corrected); hamburger patty in prep cooler cold-held above 41 degrees (corrected). One priority foundation violation.

Elk Lake Tavern, 10500 W. Cameron St., Dec. 17. One priority violation: Ground meat in freezer is owner’s personal food and from unapproved source (corrected). One priority foundation violation.

Milwaukee Burger Co., 2620 E. Clairemont Ave., Dec. 17. Three priority violations: Queso, beer cheese soup and chili in steam table hot-held below 135 degrees (corrected); lettuce, cut tomatoes, cheese slices and blue cheese in prep table cold-held above 41 degrees (corrected); chlorine sanitizer at the bar is being used in concentration below label use instructions. Three priority foundation violations.

Pizza Del Re, 911 N. Hastings Way, Dec. 17. Two priority violations: Dish washer observed not washing hands and only rinsing hands with water in the warewashing sinks between handling dirty and clean dishes (corrected); cream of broccoli soup is cooling improperly and still above 70 degrees after more than two hours in walk-in cooler. Four priority foundation violations.

Rice Palace Thai Cuisine, 210 S. Barstow St., Dec. 17. Two priority violations: Chicken cooling in walk-in cooler cold-held above 41 degrees (corrected); cut cabbage filled above chill line of prep table cold-held above 41 degrees (repeat, corrected).

Toppers Pizza, 1616 N. Clairemont Ave., Dec. 17. One priority violation: Nacho cheese and ranch portion cups not in fridge are not being discarded after four hours.

Westgate Sportsman’s Club, 4909 Sportsman Drive, Dec. 17. One priority foundation violation.

4 Mile Restaurant & Bar, 5786 S. Highway 37, Dec. 18. No violations.

Azul Tequila Bar & Grill, 2503 London Road, Dec. 18. Four priority violations: Salsa cooling improperly in walk-in cooler and cold-held above 41 degrees (repeat, corrected); queso on prep line hot-held below 135 degrees (repeat, corrected); reduced oxygen packaged salmon in the fajita cooler observe in packaging with label indicating it must be removed when thawing; chlorine sanitizer in dish machine is being used in concentration below label use instructions. Two priority foundation violations.

Bijou Bistro, 2629 E. Clairemont Ave., Dec. 18. Two priority violations: Employee observed not washing hands after handling dirty dishes (corrected); employee observed handling ready-to-eat bread with bare hands (corrected). One priority foundation violation.

The French Press, 2823 London Road, Dec. 18. Two priority violations: hummus, roasted veggies, oatmeal and smoked salmon were found past their date mark or not date marked (corrected); french country mix, sausage patties, cooked onions, cheddar cheese slices, sour cream and cooked potatoes stored on ice were cold-held above 41 degrees (corrected). Two priority foundation violations.

From staff reports