Greek restaurant has several violations
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CREATED Aug. 15, 2013 - UPDATED: Aug. 15, 2013
MILWAUKEE - A place on the northwest side has some food temperature issues. Here's what else showed up on the restaurant's health inspection.
The restaurant is Athens Family Restaurant on Lover's Lane and Silver Spring. Two coolers were running warm. Feta, ham, turkey, meatloaf, and noodles were anywhere from 46 to 57 degrees. The safe cold temperature is 41. Also, a salad prep cooler was running as warm as 50 degrees.
The manager first asked us to come back after the restaurant was re-inspected, then decided to talk to us off camera. He told us the cooler repair company was there the day of the inspection, and they come every six months to check temperatures.
Also, the deli slicer had food debris on it from the day before. Some cutting boards had deep grooves with black mold and stains. We were told those have been replaced.
A cook wiped a dirty knife on his apron. The manager claims that happened once. There were no expiration dates on ready-to-eat food, which has to be thrown out after seven days.
We also talked to the owner. He says they corrected everything right away and are trying their best.
Also having problems on its health inspection this week: Lo China Buffet on 27th Street near National. Fried food was not kept hot enough on the buffet line, and they were using grocery bags and sheets of newspaper to cover food in containers.
Getting a Blue Ribbon mention: La Tambora on 17th and Mitchell. This restaurant's last two inspections were clean.