AUSTIN -- In this edition of Eat Drink and be Wary, three restaurants ran into trouble with the health inspector. The troubles range from mold in the ice machine to a buffet line cooler not being plugged in.
KVUE began in Northwest Austin at Hunan Riverplace on FM 2222. It failed its Austin-Travis County health inspection on May 2 with a score of 68.
Among the problems observed by the health inspector were raw eggs with cracks stored over ready-to-eat food in the walk-in cooler. Another problem was the improper cold holding of chicken, shrimp and beef, and the accumulation of food particles on the cutting boards and mixer. On the required follow-up inspection on June 3, Hunan Riverplace passed with a score of 74.
The next stop was Fish Daddy's at 15119 North IH-35. It failed its May 8 health inspection with a score of 62.
Violations noted by the inspector included pork ribs and crawfish held at the wrong temperature, also red beans and shrimp sauce held past the discard date. Both were thrown out. There was also slime-mold growth inside the ice machine. On the required follow-up inspection on May 24, Fish Daddy's passed with a score of 93.
Next KVUE headed to Cedar Park for a Williamson County health inspection. Kung Fu Buffet on East Whitestone failed its June 21 inspection with 40 demerits.
Problems included a buffet line cooler not plugged in. The inspector also noted that the equipment had a history of malfunctioning. Other violations included an open container of bleach on a wire rack above an open box of fresh broccoli, and a deep clean of the kitchen floor was ordered. On the required follow-up inspection Kung Fu Buffet passed inspection with zero demerits.