Patch examined heath inspection reports in Lake View, and a new slew of businesses were examined since our last inspection report.
Information was compiled using publicly available data published to the website of the Chicago Department of Public Health's Food Protection Program.
Restaurants can pass, pass with conditions or fail using a standardized procedure. Establishments that pass don't have any critical or serious vocations. Those that receive 'pass with conditions' had serious violations, but the violations were corrected during the inspection. Failed establishments had serious violations that weren't correctable during the inspection. A fail rating does not mean the business's license is automatically suspended.
All inspections are done on a routine canvass, unless otherwise noted.
Walmart Neighborhood Market
2844 N. Broadway
- Health inspectors recently examined the new grocery store in Lake View, and owners were only asked to seal the plaster in a rear storage area for cleaning purposes.
Buena Vista Restaurant
3147 N. Broadway
- Although this East Lake View restaurant passed its health inspection, the assessor found two problems that needed fixing. First, cooks didn’t have hair restraints on, and second, food containers weren’t stored properly.
3136 N. Broadway
- Health inspectors passed this Asian restaurant, but noted its bulk food containers weren’t labeled and there wasn’t anything preventing backflow in the ice machine or mop sink. If those problems aren’t fixed by the next inspection, Hatsu Hana could be failed.
2901 N. Broadway
- Inspectors searched every nook and cranny in this popular Asian restaurant and found a few issues owners need to fix. For example, the ceiling had chipping paint and there was too much clutter, like CDs and radio equipment, on the shelves.
3113 N. Halsted St.
- Between a broken cooler that couldn’t keep food cold enough and “food not protected from contamination” because of a missing sneeze guard, inspectors failed this North Halsted restaurant.
3349 N. Sheffield Ave.
- How you wash dishes is just as important as how you prep food, so health inspectors asked owners at Costello’s to buy a drainboard for their sink. Other than that, they passed with flying colors.
2942 N. Lincoln Ave.
- Although Las Tablas passed, inspectors found a few things they need to fix. For example, the shelving units in the lower level were in pretty bad shape, and there wasn’t anything stopping drained liquids from flowing back up the pipe at the ice and soda machine.
2960 N. Lincoln Ave.
- Just like Las Tablas, inspectors couldn’t find anything stopping drained liquids from flowing back up the pipe at the ice machine. Other than that, health inspectors found the food containers weren’t stored properly.