Mickey’s Downtown scores 77: cockroaches crawling on kitchen walls & in coolers

Mickey’s Downtown scores 77: cockroaches crawling on kitchen walls & in coolers

A Health Department inspector visited Mickey’s Downtown Friday and noted, among multiple other serious issues, there were cockroaches on the outside and inside of the reach-in cooler and several cockroaches crawling on the kitchen walls. The restaurant was also operating a dish machine without using sanitizer and had no posted permit to operate.

In the hour-long inspection Friday, an employee was observed touching their glasses with gloved hands and then resuming food prep without changing gloves or washing hands. Another employee used a wet cloth to wipe a knife without washing, rinsing, or sanitizing.

Tomatoes in the prep cooler were not dates, believed to be two days old. A cockroach was crawling on the side of the reach-in cooler, and dead cockroaches were found in the bottom of the cooler. As they entered the kitchen, several cockroaches were crawling on the kitchen walls. An employee’s cell phone was lying on the prep table where food was being made, along with wet cloths.

A follow-up inspection is scheduled within the next ten days, and a letter will be issued for the restaurant not having a permit posted.

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