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This Week on DineSafe: Pho Huong, Gino's Pizza, Eggsmart, Sushi Shop, Henry VIII Ale House

Posted by Julia Stead / December 17, 2013

DineSafe TorontoPerhaps all the snow this week prevented people from venturing outside their homes, leaving restaurant employees with nothing better to do than a top-to-bottom clean. Or, maybe the health inspectors channelled holiday cheer into their investigations, because there were no closings, and only a handful of major infractions reported.

A number of restaurants had trouble with pest control, like Gino's Pizza on Bloor and Pho Houng. The critter infestations weren't, however, flagged as crucial, so I guess they can't be that bad? The restaurant with the most dings was Buddy Hong Kong Cafe, with a total of 12, including a lack of hot and cold running water in food prep area. That must have made things a little difficult for them. This less-gross-than-usual list can encourage us to get out and enjoy some Toronto dining while things seem to be on the cleaner side.

Buddy Hong Kong Cafe (2950 Birchmount Rd)
Inspected on: December 12
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 12 (Minor: 5, Significant: 7)
Crucial infractions include: N/A

Delimark Cafe (90 Sheppard Ave E)
Inspected on: December 12
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 7 (Minor: 4, Significant: 2, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Operator fail to maintain hazardous food(s) at 4C (40F) or colder.

Eggsmart (4695 Yonge St)
Inspected on: December 11
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 3 (Minor: 1, Significant: 1, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Operator fail to maintain hazardous food(s) at 4C (40F) or colder.

Gino's Pizza (520 Bloor St W)
Inspected on: December 10
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 5 (Minor: 3, Significant: 2)
Crucial infractions include: N/A

Henry VIII Ale House (2469 Bloor St W)
Inspected on: December 12
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 3 (Minor: 2, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Operator fail to ensure food is not contaminated/adulterated.

Pho Huong (394 Pacific Ave)
Inspected on: December 11
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 6 (Minor: 3, Significant: 3)
Crucial infractions include: Operator fail to thoroughly re-heat hazardous food item(s).

Pita Q (750 Spadina Ave)
Inspected on: December 12
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 4 (Minor: 1, Significant: 1, Crucial: 2)
Crucial infractions include: Operator fail to thoroughly re-heat hazardous food item(s), operator fail to maintain hazardous food(s) at 4C (40F) or colder.

Sushi Shop (65 Front St W)
Inspected on: December 11
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 3 (Minor: 1, Significant: 1, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Operator fail to maintain hazardous food(s) at 4C (40F) or colder.

Discussion

12 Comments

AV / December 17, 2013 at 08:37 am
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No Pho Huong... noooooo
Jason / December 17, 2013 at 09:29 am
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I love/hate seeing this every week. It makes me sick when it seems once every few weeks I have recently eaten at a resto that is cautioned or closed.
Kris / December 17, 2013 at 09:48 am
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Rats, pho huong got it.
Cornish replying to a comment from Kris / December 17, 2013 at 09:55 am
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Rats off to you...well done.
conky / December 17, 2013 at 10:08 am
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or rather, Henry VIII "Ail" House? amirite?
Stuart / December 17, 2013 at 10:20 am
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It's NOT Pho Hung on Spadina thankfully.
Morton / December 17, 2013 at 03:56 pm
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Pita Q, more like "Pita Pee-Yew!" amirite?
Morton / December 17, 2013 at 03:57 pm
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Delimark Cafe, more like "Smelly-mark Cafe", amirite?
Morton / December 17, 2013 at 03:58 pm
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Sushi Shop, more like "Sushi Slop", amirite??
Morton / December 17, 2013 at 04:04 pm
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Henry VIII Ale House, more like, "Henry VIII DineSafe FAIL House", amirite??
heather / December 17, 2013 at 09:41 pm
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@Stewart I Stopped going to Pho Hung on Spadina when the owner (manager?) Took a chopstick out of one of the table top receptacles, used it to extend his reach to flick on a light switch, and then PUT IT BACK. Made me question everything.
Daniel Dale replying to a comment from Morton / December 17, 2013 at 09:45 pm
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Where's Amirite? I don't see it on the list.

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