Milwaukee restaurant has failed numerous health inspections since April
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MILWAUKEE - A restaurant, inside a grocery store, on the city's north west side, and the health department has been there four times.
Milwaukee's Asian Market Restaurant on 76th Street near Mill Road. Its first inspection in early April had violation after violation. They found things like raw tendon dripping onto other raw meats and vegetables. Utensils, pots and pans were stored dirty, and they had a number of food temperature issues.
The first re-inspection turned up some of the same problems. This time they found a tub of meat, not kept warm enough, food not at a safe cold temperature and raw chicken was stored over produce, which is a cross contamination risk.
The health department then did a second re-inspection, and it's still not cleaned up.
"We already fix a lot of the major stuff," Tou Vang told us.
Vang manages the grocery store but agreed to talk to us. Vang said the temperature problems are not the restaurant's fault. He claimed the cooler and hot holding unit are set to the correct temperature, and a repair service can't find anything wrong.
Vang said they are frustrated with the health department.
"There's definitely a big miscommunication around here," he said.
So far the restaurant has paid $213 in fines.
"We have been in this business for almost 4 years now we don't even have a complaint from customers," Vang commented.
Another restaurant that is also having problems in the kitchen, which include food temperature issues, is Andrea's Pizza on 75th and Oklahoma in West Allis.
Gilles Custard on Bluemound is keeping things clean. They are a past Blue Ribbon Award winner, with four clean health inspections in a row.