Restaurant Inspections for June 4

OlympianJune 4, 2014 

Comments are taken directly from the latest Thurston County inspection reports, which are available at each food establishment and at the Thurston County Environmental Health Office. For questions concerning these reports, contact the health office at 360-867-2667.

Reading inspection scores:

Attention should be given to the type of violation (red versus blue) and whether the restaurant has a history of red violations or repeat violations.

Red violations are those most likely to cause food-borne illness and must be corrected immediately if feasible or according to a compliance schedule established by the health officer. Example: not keeping food at the right temperature.

Blue violations relate to the overall cleanliness and condition of operation and must be corrected according to a compliance schedule established by the health officer. Example: a worn floor that needs replacing.


1200 Cooper Point Road SW, Olympia

May 7: Routine check

(40 red; 30 blue)

Comments: Red — Soap and sanitary towels not available at handwash sink behind the bar. Raw chicken stored above produce inside two-door reach-in cooler. Missing several thermometers inside refrigerator. WD40 product on shelf above baskets used for chips. Stacks of whole eggs on shelf inside walk-in above ready-to-eat food and directly next to bag of lettuce. Eggs should be stored on lowest shelf. Food handler cards were locked up in office, and not available for inspection. Blue — Sanitizer bucket had no sanitizer. Beer line chiller in bar has abundance of rust on top and in contact with ice used for drinks. Bacterial growth seen directly beneath the chiller plate and also in contact with ice. Waitresses with long hair not restrained going in and out of food preparation area. Dishwasher in bar has no sanitizer residual. Soda gun nozzles and holster behind bar completely filthy with scum buildup. Food prep sink being used for dumping glasses, storage of soiled dishware in and above sink. Several plastic chip baskets appear to have been replaced with wicker baskets. They will need to be replaced if they can’t be washed and sanitized. Some are starting to get dirty. Door seals to refrigerator are dirty. Walls very filthy behind soiled dish shelf, behind mixer and back wall of food prep sink. Missing light shield to fixture next to walk-in. Handwash sink in bar must have hot water consistently.


116 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia

May 9: Routine check

(0 red; 0 blue)


2500 Capital Mall Drive SW, Olympia

May 13: Routine check

(5 red; 17 blue)

Comments: Red — Manager had expired food handler card. Blue — Two spray bottles not labeled with content. Drains not directed over floor sink and draining on floor. Floor needs cleaning.


114 E St., Tumwater

May 15: Routine check

(0 red; 0 blue)


The Evergreen State College, Olympia

May 8: Routine check

(0 red; 0 blue)


The Evergreen State College, Olympia

May 8: Routine check

(0 red; 0 blue)


324 Custer Way SE, Olympia

May 20: Routine check

(0 red; 0 blue)


404 Washington St. S, Olympia

May 20: Routine check

(0 red; 0 blue)


Olympia Farmers Market

May 16: Routine check

(0 red; 0 blue)


715 Plum St., Olympia

May 20: Routine check

(0 red; 0 blue)

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