Action News Jax Ben Becker does what it takes to get you answers every week in the Original Restaurant Report, but this week the heat was turned up.
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Becker paid a visit to Breakfast Bowls & Burritos 2 on St. Johns Bluff near Jorick Road.
State inspectors say it was operating with an expired license, wastewater was leaking and it had no paper towels. It was temporarily closed.
A worker told Becker everything was fixed.
“Ain’t nothing here have to do with the food as long as everything good with the food everything is good,” said an unidentified man.
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But as Becker was leaving, he was confronted by a worker. Becker tried to keep a safe distance.
Worker: “Get the (expletive) out of here. Hey, don’t put your hands on me!”
Becker: “Don’t put your hands on me”
Worker: “You on my (expletive)! Get the (expletive) out of here!”
Becker “We’re getting out of here”
Worker: “Get out now! I ain’t playing with you boy! Get out!”
Becker: “Hey step back dude!”
Worker: “Hey don’t’ tell me to step back I’m going to get a lawsuit on your (expletive)”
Elsewhere La Nopalera Mexican Restaurant on Bartram Oaks Walk near Race Track Road was cited for raw food not separated from each other, a time/temperature safety violation and grease leaking on the ground.
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Inspectors say the Chart House on River Place Boulevard and the Southbank had a time/temperature safety violation, a stained cutting board and an employee’s backpack stored on a prep table.
My final stop, Daruma Japanese Steak House on Beach Boulevard near Discovery Way was cited for three flying insects in the kitchen, time/temperature safety violations and raw food stored over ready-to-eat food.
All the restaurants passed follow up inspections.
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