West Palm restaurant cited for second violation in as many months


Several local restaurants, including two in Delray Beach, were forced to temporarily close after inspections found unsatisfactory conditions.

Jereve, a restaurant in the EmKo art space at 2199 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, was briefly closed again for roach violations. After a citation last month for roaches, the eatery was cited again for roach violations on May 3. Jereve had 12 overall violations, including dead roaches in the dry store room and a dead insect in the flour bin.

Owner Leo Koel said that construction around the restaurant opened some nearby pipes, causing an insect problem that has since been resolved.

- Del Aire Golf Club, at 4646 White Cedar Lane in Delray Beach, was ordered to close after an inspection by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation on April 23 found eight live roaches inside a cooler.

Management told the Post the cooler was not being used at the time of the violation and was discarded after the roaches were found.

The golf club was also cited for potentially hazardous food because of the temperature and a lack of an adequate sneeze guard on a self-service breakfast buffet, although that issue was corrected while an inspector was on-site.

All the issues were resolved by 8 a.m. the next day, according to dining manager Ricardo Dorcius.

- Taquiera Huetamo, at 1499 S. Congress Ave. in Delray Beach, was temporarily closed after a May 3 inspection.

The restaurant was cited for six high-priority violations, including around 30 flies on a wall at the prep table and approximately 30 flies on unwashed onions in prep area. The manager said the restaurant is open, the violations are resolved and he thinks there will be another inspection in two weeks.

- In Boynton Beach, Cafe Frankie’s, an Italian restaurant and pizzeria at 640 E Ocean Ave., was closed following an April 23 inspection.

About 30 droppings were discovered under a cooler and approximately 100 more were found under a stove. Owner Anthony Calicchio told The Post that the city “ripped up some pipes” behind the restaurant while fixing a sidewalk, which led to some rodents getting into the building. He said the restaurant is rodent-free.

- In Boca Raton, another closure was ordered at Shanghai City Chinese Restaurant, 7860 Glades Rd. 105 after 16 violations, including 30 roach droppings on a dish-washing machine and incorrect temperature for food. Manager Lucy Psang said work areas were immediately cleaned and the restaurant was open the next day.

- In West Palm Beach, Bagel Rest & More, 5770 Okeechobee Blvd., was cited for 10 violations, four of which were high priority. The restaurant’s high-priority violations included rodent droppings under a sink, on top of and below an ice machine and “too many to count under prep table in the kitchen.”

After being closed for 24 hours, an employee said they are open and “absolutely” fixed all their violations.



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