CREATED Sep. 12, 2013 - UPDATED: Sep. 12, 2013
OAK CREEK - This family restaurant in Oak Creek was shut down last year for a cockroach infestation. We decided to see what's happened since. Turns out, inspectors keep finding problems.
This time, it's Prime Table Family Restaurant on Howell and Drexel in Oak Creek. Health inspectors shut it down last November after a customer reportedly found a cockroach in their soup. Inspectors found the bugs all over the restaurant. After re-opening, Prime Table was inspected often. Now they've been cited for ongoing problems.
The restaurant didn't have much to say when we stopped by but did claim they were keeping up with health code. The health department says "no", citing Prime Table for repeat violations like bare hand contact with food served to customers, not using proper cooling methods for large quantities of cooked food, no expiration dates on potentially hazardous food, and the failure to address the cockroach infestation until ordered by the health department.
Last week, Prime Table reportedly refused to accept the citation served by the health department. It was successfully hand delivered by a police officer, and Prime Table has since paid the $303 fine. Health inspectors will be back, often.
Over in West Milwaukee, Cermak Fresh Market on Miller Park Way has been having trouble since it opened last July. There have been customer complaints and multiple inspections by the health department.
With a clean health inspection this week - The Philly Way's new location on the east side.