Violations found at Zoës Kitchen, Burrito Gallery, other Jacksonville restaurants

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Your health and safety -- it's the reason we go out every week to get answers about the places where you love to eat. In this week's Original Restaurant Report, Action News Jax's Ben Becker tells us about violations found at local restaurants:



Sandwiches, kabobs and pitas: Zoës Kitchen at the Town Center location is full of filling food, but inspectors filled up their report after going through the kitchen.

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Becker paid a visit to the restaurant after inspectors found potentially hazardous food temperatures, a cutting board that was stained/soiled and a sanitizer bucket stored with food.

Becker asked an employee if everything was fine now and they replied, "Yeah, for sure."

The next restaurant in this week's report: Burrito Gallery on Riverside Avenue near May Street. It was cited for potentially hazardous food temperatures, a mold-like substance on soda nozzles and no soap provided at a handwash sink.


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Tuptim Thai & Sushi on Roosevelt Boulevard near Timuquana Road was cited for 43 small, flying insects, three dead roaches and potentially hazardous food temperatures. It was temporarily closed.

Inspectors said Canal Street Chicken & Seafood at North McDuff Avenue and North Beaver Street had sewage backing up through floor drains, a dead roach and food debris on a food contact surface.

The restaurant was temporarily closed.