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.
Additional restaurant inspections, as well as restaurant inspections for the previous six months can be found in our online database at theolympian.com/thurston-health-inspections.
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.
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• Red violations are those most likely to cause foodborne 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.
South Puget Sound Community College
May 21: Routine check (10 red; 0 blue)
Comments: Red — Sliced tomatoes in counter-top cooler were double-panned, preventing cooling; they were 61 degrees. Cold holding/storage must be 41 degrees or colder.
TACO DEL MAR
555 Trosper Road, Tumwater
May 21: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)
Martin Way (mobile unit)
May 26: Routine check (10 red; 0 blue)
Comments: Red — Items and containers being stored in handwash sink. Handwash sink must be accessible at all times.
MADELINE’S BAVARIAN WURST
Olympia Farmers Market
May 22: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)
RED LION HOTEL
2300 Evergreen Park Drive SW, Olympia
June 2: Routine check (5 red; 10 blue)
Comments: Red — Walk-in cooler was at 43-44 degrees at two different times and different ends of walk-in. Cold holding/storage must maintain a temperature of 41 degrees or colder. Blue — Slicer has dried-on food residual on components. Employee open drinks were observed in three instances on food preparation and top of dishwasher.
6511 Sexton Drive, Olympia
June 4: Routine check (0 red; 5 blue)
Comments: Blue — Sanitizer buckets not ready for use and sanitizer despenser is not calibrated to deliver correct amount of sanitizer. This is a repeat violation.
TWO SISTERS TEA ROOM
116 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia
June 5: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)
BOSTON HARBOR KITCHEN
336 71st Way NE, Olympia
June 5: Routine check (0 red; 2 blue)
Comments: Blue — Vinyl flooring is coming unattached at kitchen passageway.
EAGAN’S BIG T
6400 Capitol Blvd., Tumwater
June 5: Routine check (10 red; 0 blue)
Comments: Red — Kitchen two-door open-top case had tomatoes, lettuce, patties all at 52-53 degrees. Cold holding/storage must be 41 degrees or colder.
6530 Capitol Blvd. S, Tumwater
May 29: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)