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This week on DineSafe: Liberty Shawarma, East Side Mario's, Riz Restaurant, Toronto Kosher, Cici's Pizza

Posted by Amanda Cupido / August 13, 2013

DineSafe TorontoThere were lots of DineSafe inspections this week, and I'm happy to report there wasn't a single closure. But many conditional passes popped up in windows, including one for the newly opened Brawley Restaurant and Lounge. It was their very first inspection...so much for beginner's luck.

Rob Ford's behaviour was not the only thing in question on the Danforth this weekend. Hot Pot Cafe got itself a yellow card after getting dinged with five infractions.

Here's this week's DineSafe round-up.

Cici's Pizza & Wings (1618 Queen Street W)
Inspected on: August 7
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 4 (Minor: 3, Significant: 1)
Crucial infractions include: N/A

East Side Mario's (151 Front Street W)
Inspected on: August 8
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 4 (Minor: 1, Significant: 2, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Operator fail to maintain hazardous food(s) at 4C (40F) or colder.

Eggsmart (645 Bay Street)
Inspected on: August 6
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 4 (Minor: 2, Significant: 1, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Operator fail to ensure food is not contaminated/adulterated

Hot Pot Cafe (1336 Danforth Avenue)
Inspected on: August 8
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 5 (Minor: 2, Significant:2, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Operator fail to maintain hazardous food(s) at 4C (40F) or colder.

Liberty Shawarma (716 Queen Street E)
Inspected on: August 7
Inspections finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 8 (Minor: 1, Significant: 4, Crucial: 3)
Crucial infractions include: Employee fail to wash hands when required, operator fail to ensure food is not contaminated/adulterated, operator fail to maintain hazardous foods at 60C (140F) or hotter

Riz Restaurant (1677 Bayview Avenue)
Inspected on: August 8
Inspections finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions:8 (Minor: 2, Significant: 6)
Crucial infractions include: N/A

Toronto Kosher (3459 Bathurst Street)
Inspected on: August 7
Inspections finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions include: 5 (Minor: 3, Significant: 1, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Operator fail to maintain hazardous foods at 60C (140F) or hotter

The Brawley Restaurant and Lounge (1184 The Queensway)
Inspected on: August 7
Inspections finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions include: 3 (Significant: 3)
Crucial infractions include: N/A

Discussion

13 Comments

Luka / August 13, 2013 at 09:42 am
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Guess I won't be eating at Liberty Shawarma anymore
Paul replying to a comment from Luka / August 13, 2013 at 10:19 am
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Didn't it just open as well?
Steven / August 13, 2013 at 12:05 pm
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Buh Bye Toronto Kosher.
ROB / August 13, 2013 at 12:40 pm
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Damn it,I liked Hot Pot Cafe
Luka replying to a comment from Paul / August 13, 2013 at 12:59 pm
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Not totally sure, but I think they have the wrong address?

I'm referring to Liberty Shawarma in Liberty Village, not Queen street.
jsus replying to a comment from Paul / August 13, 2013 at 01:17 pm
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Yes, about a month or so ago.

Still tasty though. Don't let this little warning worry you.

east replying to a comment from Luka / August 13, 2013 at 01:17 pm
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No. Address is correct.
Luka / August 13, 2013 at 02:31 pm
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I see, I didn't realize there was more than one location.
n replying to a comment from Luka / August 13, 2013 at 08:21 pm
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not washing hands is pretty major! as is making sure food is at right temperature (as it sits there all day!)
Jenna / August 13, 2013 at 09:55 pm
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Surprised about East Side Mario's getting 4 infractions, they are usually well run!
Jason / August 13, 2013 at 10:08 pm
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Damn, I ate at Riz on Bayview last week... The "Failure to provide adequate pest control" makes me want to puke...
Shannon / August 14, 2013 at 10:41 am
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The Brawley just goes to show you, you can take the "Hollywood" off the sign, but you can't take the dive out of the bar. That place has always been a little bit sticky.
Anthony / August 14, 2013 at 10:45 am
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I have a feeling that if health inspectors were to go into peoples home kitchens, they might find similar violations wholesale. I am pretty sure not too many household dishwashers would pass the sanitation requirement of water temperature.
It's good to keep tabs on Restaurants and keep the public informed, but try to keep a little perspective. I would want to be sure these restaurants are dealing with the problem, but wouldn't discount them outright.

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