• Jacksonville Beach hookah lounge shut down for roaches

    By: Romney Smith , Action News Jax


    Health inspectors in Jacksonville had issues with roaches, waffles and cheese this week.

    The Habibi Hookah Bar & Cafe in Jacksonville Beach has been on Action News Jax's Restaurant Report before.

    An inspector noted 20 live roaches and dead ones located in the restaurant. The inspector issued a stop sale on four items, including falafel and rice due to temperature issues.

    The restaurant was temporarily shut down but met inspections after two follow-up inspections.

    The Waffle House in Orange Park had issues with its waffle batter. In fact, an inspector had to issue a stop sale on waffle batter and hash browns, meaning employees couldn’t serve them because of temperature issues.

    Hot food items like chili and gravy measured too cold, and the eggs were being cooked with no time markings. The Waffle House location met requirements during the follow-up inspection.

    At The Cheese Wheel in St. Augustine, a health inspector saw one live roach. Ten cold food items were being held too warm, including cheese, ham and tuna salad while the hot chili was being held too cold.

    A follow-up inspection is required for the restaurant.

    Clean Plate Awards

    Firehouse Subs
    8380 Baymeadows Road #8, Jacksonville

    Chuck E. Cheese 804
    10320 Shops Lane, Suite 100, Jacksonville

    Me Myself & Pies
    1020 Park St., Jacksonville

    By Design Catering
    900F Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine



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