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Restaurant Report Card: Bugs and rodents lead to ‘F’ for Castle Rock Bar and Grill

Lots of critical violations for two metro Denver restaurants result in "F's in our Restaurant Report Card.

Castle Rock Bar and Grill

15 critical health code violations in an inspection on July 26

  • Ants
  • Flies
  • Rodents
  • Improper hand-washing
  • Handling food with bare hands

The restaurant at 302 Wilcox Street in Castle Rock passed a follow up inspection in August.

Great Wall Supper Buffet, Lakewood

16 critical health code violations during an inspection in August.

  • Pest droppings in storage area
  • Sanitizer measured zero
  • Ice machine had mold
  • Two sinks in sushi prep area had no soap

The restaurant at 3215 South Wadsworth Boulevard failed a follow up inspection August 30.

Chocolate Therapist, Littleton

Receives an "A" for no critical violations in back-to-back inspections.

"We are regularly wipe everything. The girls wear gloves. The production people wear hair nets. Whatever we can do, we try to do to keep it clean as possible," owner Julie Pech said.

The chocolate shop is at 2560 West Main Street in Littleton.

How restaurants appear on our Report Card

Restaurant Report Card airs on Channel 2 News at 4 p.m. each Friday and features health inspections in the city and county of Denver, Jefferson County, Weld County and restaurants under the jurisdiction of the Tri-County Health Department. The Tri-County Health Department includes Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties.

An inspection is a “snapshot” of what is happening during the day and time of the inspection. On any given day, a restaurant could have more or fewer violations than noted in an inspection. Also, at the time of an inspection, violations are recorded and can be corrected prior to the inspector leaving the restaurant. If violations are not corrected, a follow-up inspection is scheduled.

The criteria FOX31 Denver uses to give a restaurant a failing grade includes the evaluation of two unannounced inspections by county health inspectors. A failing restaurant must have five critical violations on their most recent regular inspection and five critical violations on the previous regular inspection. Health inspectors may conduct critical or follow-up inspections, due to the number of critical violations found during a regular inspection. Those inspections may also be considered for our reports. We recognize restaurants with two perfect regular inspections in a row by awarding them an A.

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