DineSafe Toronto

This week on DineSafe: Amaya, Chabichou, Columbus Bakery, Mariko, Mt Everest Restaurant, People's Eatery, Vogue Supper Club

There are a few steadfast rules of Toronto dining. First off, reputation is everything — just ask Pusateri's. The fable of the scorned, expectorating server may be an exaggerated one, but should be taken seriously nonetheless, and the value of the open kitchen should never be underestimated. Despite the measures taken by the scrupulous city diner, those on the outside can never really know what goes on in the kitchen. And as someone who has spent a summer or two working in the restaurant industry, I know.

For those not privy to the inner workings of their favourite spots, there's Toronto Public Health carrying on regular investigations. In most cases I'd say ignorance is bliss, but DineSafe findings are certainly the exceptions. So brace yourself for bad news about your choice Toronto spot, here are some notable yellow cards (and one red) handed out this week.

Amaya Express
Inspected on: November 24
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 10 (Minor: 4, Significant: 3, Crucial: 3)
Crucial infractions include: Inadequate food temperature control, failure to protect food from contamination, employee fail to wash hands when required

Chabichou
Inspected on: November 25
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 8 (Minor: 6, Significant: 1, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Inadequate food temperature control

Columbus Bakery
Inspected on: November 23
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 3 (Minor: 1, Significant: 2, Crucial: 0)
Crucial infractions include: N/A

Mariko Japanese Restaurant
Inspected on: November 24
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 11 (Minor: 1, Significant: 6, Crucial: 3)
Crucial infractions include: Inadequate food temperature control, failure to protect food from contamination

Mt Everest Restaurant
Inspected on: November 22
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 9 (Minor: 2, Significant: 6, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Inadequate food temperature control

People's Eatery
Inspected on: November 22
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 2 (Minor: 0, Significant: 1, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Failure to protect food from contamination

Savoy Pub
Inspected on: November 22
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 6 (Minor: 3, Significant: 3, Crucial: 0)
Crucial infractions include: N/A

Vogue Supper Club
Inspected on: November 24
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 4 (Minor: 2, Significant: 2, Crucial: 0)
Crucial infractions include: N/A

Hot Dog Vendor: 250 University Ave
Inspected on: November 24
Inspection finding: Red (Closed)
Number of infractions: 11 (Minor: 2, Significant: 6, Crucial: 2)
Crucial infractions include: Operator fail to wash hands when required, operator fail to prevent a rodent infestation


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