South side restaurant has 2 bad health inspections in a row
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CREATED Apr. 11, 2013
MILWAUKEE - Fined once for its problems in the kitchen, Gyro Palace on Milwaukee's south side, didn't clean things up. Inspectors found similar problems when they went back.
Gyro Palace on 27th and Edgerton has been serving up Greek fare for 16 years, and it now has problems in the kitchen that were not cleaned up. The owner did not want to talk on camera but did say he misread the "correct by date" on the first inspection. When the inspector came back the same problems were there.
Things like pans of cooked chicken stored uncovered on a "filth saturated and rusty cooler floor," and some food was not kept cold enough. The thermometer used to monitor food temps is not usable. Also, dust and dirt in the ice machine and a build up of flies and dirt on a light hanging over the food prep area. The inspector also found mold growing on walls of a walk in cooler.
The owner said Gyro Palace had no problems in the past with health inspections. Dirty Dining checked reports dating back to 2008. In fact, the restaurant has had a number of violations and has been fined before.
Another spot also fined by inspectors this week is Arcoiris Bakery, also on the south side. Inspectors found cross contamination issues and ants.
Doing things right in the kitchen this week are Qdoba downtown in the Grand Avenue Mall and a new spot, Cynthia's on Water Street in the Third Ward. Both restaurants had clean inspections.