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This week on DineSafe: Blossom Restaurant, Caren's Wine & Cheese Bar, Gino's Pizza, El Charrura, Louis Authentic Gyros, Hopper Hut, Sushi Box, Venice Pizza

This week on DineSafe, a St. Clair mainstay was plagued with an unfortunate rodent infestation. Venice Pizza — known for its delicious slices on the go — seemed to have something besides expert pizza-makers scurrying about its kitchen. While Venice was the only place actually closed down this week, may others joined it on the list of DineSafe delinquents. Caren's Wine & Cheese Bar was there, after making a Conditional appearance not too long ago, and so too was Blossom Restaurant, which in my opinion, seems to have one of the worst records around. Here's a glimpse at some of this week's DineSafe offenders.

Blossom Restaurant
Inspected on: September 12
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 12 (Minor: 6, Significant: 3, Crucial: 3)
Crucial infractions include: Failure to protect food from contamination, inadequate food temperature control, failure to ensure/provide for proper employee hygiene/handwashing

Caren's Wine & Cheese Bar
Inspected on: September 10
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 7 (Minor: 2, Significant: 2, Crucial: 2)
Crucial infractions include: Inadequate food temperature control, failure to protect food from contamination

Gino's Pizza (787 Steeles)
Inspected on: September 10
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 8 (Minor: 1, Significant: 4, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Failure to ensure/provide for proper employee hygiene/handwashing

El Charrura Sports Bar
Inspected on: September 12
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 9 (Minor: 3, Significant: 4, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Failure to ensure/provide for proper employee hygiene/handwashing

Louis Authentic Gyros
Inspected on: September 13
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 5 (Minor: 1, Significant: 2, Crucial: 2)
Crucial infractions include: Inadequate food temperature control, failure to protect food from contamination

Hopper Hut
Inspected on: September 12
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 8 (Minor: 4, Significant: 3, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Inadequate food temperature control

Sushi Box on Bay
Inspected on: September 11
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 7 (Minor: 1, Significant: 3, Crucial: 3)
Condition(s) for closure: Inadequate food temperature control, failure to protect food from contamination, failure to ensure/provide for proper employee hygiene/handwashing

Venice Pizza
Inspected on: September 13
Inspection finding: Red (Closed)
Number of infractions: 3 (Minor: 1, Significant: 1, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Operator fail to prevent a rodent infestation


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