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Gnawed Grain Closes Kiss Dragon

Routine, unannounced inspections can ruin some people's day.

Chinatown Grocery Store
Shut By City Health Department
Health Code Violations Will Not Be Tolerated

A grocery store in Chinatown was ordered closed today after Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) inspectors discovered critical violations of the City Health Code.

Kiss Dragon Company, 2334 S. Wentworth, was shut down after Health Department inspectors discovered live cockroaches throughout the store, mouse feces throughout the store, and bags of grain and flour that had been gnawed into by mice.

CDPH inspectors also cited Kiss Dragon for failing to have hot running water at their three-compartment sink and in their restroom, as well as hanging sticky-strip fly traps directly above raw fish and squid. Inspectors on the scene reported that the strips were loaded with dead flies and other flying insects.

Today’s visit by CDPH was a routine, unannounced inspection.

The enforcement action was the 84th time in 2008 that Health Department inspectors have shut a food establishment for violations of the Chicago Health Code.

Representatives of Kiss Dragon Company will have to explain themselves at an administrative hearing on July 3 and pay a fine expected to total $2,500.

Chicagoans who believe that a grocery store or other food establishment is operating in an unsafe manner are encouraged to dial 311 and report it.

Liquor, Sandwich Valves Cut Off

Here's a dispatch from the Chicago Department of Public Health:

South Side Sandwich Shop
Shut By City Health Department
Health Code Violations Will Not Be Tolerated

A South Side sandwich shop was ordered closed today after Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) inspectors discovered critical violations of the City Health Code.

Orbit Submarine, 8061 S. Cottage Grove, was shut down after Health Department inspectors discovered mouse feces in the kitchen.

The shop’s management also was cited for an outside garbage container that was overflowing with trash, as well as a poorly maintained grease box.

Also shut down by CDPH today was Hareer Food & Liquors, 5452 S. Halsted, after inspectors discovered a leaking toilet in the employee restroom, rat feces near the store’s front door, and a poorly maintained outside garbage area.

The enforcement actions were the 82nd and 83rd times in 2008 that Health Department inspectors have shut a food establishment for violations of the Chicago Health Code.

Representatives of both businesses will have to explain themselves at administrative hearings in July and pay fines expected to total $1,750 (Hareer) and $1,000 (Orbit).

Chicagoans who believe that a restaurant or other food establishment is operating in an unsafe manner are encouraged to dial 311 and report it.

Nice hit.


Christian's hit, originally uploaded by juggernautco.

2-run single into short right.

Consumption

Here's a couple dozen grown women go absolutely bat-shit insane when they discover Oprah Winfrey is going to give them some stuff.

God bless us all.

North Avenue Beach

 

North Avenue Beach > Half Sky, Half Sand Mostly Sky, North Avenue

Life Guard Station, North Avenue Beach

Very soon no more emptiness.

Coaxing Grass, Millenium Park

Process.

Pouring Concrete, Wabash


Pouring Concrete, Wabash, originally uploaded by juggernautco.

Not an easy job.

Yip Yip Yip - Sold to Uncle Dan

My niece, Moira O'Neil, is in the ATC/ Looptopia show down on the river beneath Wacker Drive at the Vietnam Memorial Fountain. She works exclusively in embroidery. I bought this piece, because it is my absolute favorite Sesame Street skit in the world. Best ever.

All hail Moira O'Neil.

Jitlada and Rosati Clipped

Here's numbers 67 and 68 from our friendly neighborhood health department:

Two Restaurants Shut By City Health Department Health Code Violations Will Not Be Tolerated

Two restaurants---one north and one northwest---were ordered closed today after Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) inspectors discovered critical violations of the City Health Code.

Jitlada Thai House, 3715 N. Halsted, was shut down after Health Department inspectors discovered live cockroaches in the kitchen, as well as food that had been compromised by the insects.

Rosati’s Pizza, 5544 N. Milwaukee, was shut down after CDPH inspectors found wastewater backing up from a floor drain under a three-compartment sink in the kitchen.

The Health Department visit to Jitlada Thai House was triggered by a customer who called 311 to complain of finding a cockroach in a plate of food. The visit to Rosati’s was a routine, unannounced inspection.

The enforcement actions were the 67th and 68th times in 2008 that Health Department inspectors have shut a food establishment for violations of the Chicago Health Code.

Representatives of both restaurants will have to explain themselves administrative hearings on June 12 and pay fines expected to total $1,000 (Jitlada) and $500 (Rosati’s).

Chicagoans who believe that a restaurant or other food establishment is operating in an unsafe manner are encouraged to dial 311 and report it.

ABOUT ME

Daniel X. O'Neil: Chicago-based writer and internet developer. I am a co-founder of and the People Person for EveryBlock, a site that pulls together local news and public information. I run dozens of personal projects and websites for clients, and also own half of a poetry book company.

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