DCW50 Dirty Dining

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In our latest edition of DCW Dirty Dining, we explore mold on a soda gun, and employees not washing their hands.These are things that two local restaurants were dinged for during recent health inspections.

We start with Kabob Palace on South Eads Street in Arlington. Three critical and ten non critical violations were found during an inspection on January 25th, and that includes six repeat violations. Workers were spotted not washing their hands because of a clogged drain connected to the kitchen hand sink. One employee was also spotted touching ready-to-eat bread with bare hands. And the food contact surfaces of some knives and peelers were dirt

Across the river in DC, health inspectors found four priority violations and nine others during a January 17th visit to Choongman Chicken and Seafood on H Street in North East. Those violations included fresh oysters and clams in the deli display without shell stock tags, mold on the nozzle and holster of the soda gun at the bar, and dirty storage racks and shelves inside all of the refrigerators.

Finally, conditions are more than fair at the Fair Oaks Café on Random Hills Road in Fairfax. No critical violations were noted during their latest inspection on January 28th, just one non critical that was corrected on site. Prior to that, inspectors hadn`t written them up for anything since August of 2016, so we`re putting the Fair Oaks Cafe in our clean plate club.

Remember, you can always send tips about dirty dining establishments to newstips@dcw50.com