Chinny's Kitchen in Royal Palm Beach temporarily shut down for roaches

Several restaurants had to stop selling food

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Roaches shut down a Caribbean restaurant in Royal Palm Beach. A state inspector found only 12 issues at the popular Jamaican restaurant, but one of those issues was enough to shut down the place temporarily.

Customers like Chinny’s Kitchen (1155 Royal Palm Beach Blvd, Royal Palm Beach), but inspectors did not like what they saw.

They found more than 30 live and dead roaches, some near the front counter and prep table.

The restaurant didn't have much to say, other than they took care of the problem and have monthly pest treatments.

Chinny's was allowed to reopen the next day.

Several restaurants in our area had numerous violations. Hilary & Sons Royal Deli (630-2 Royal Palm Beach Blvd., Royal Palm Beach) had 34 violations. The majority were basic, but 8 were high priority and inspectors found 4 live roaches.

An inspector found 28 issues at Crazy Buffet (2030 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach). Six were a high priority, including a stop sale on potentially hazardous sushi on the buffet.

Mr. Manatee’s Casual Grille (30 Royal Palm Blvd., Vero Beach) had 29 violations of which five were a high priority. Some of the high priority issues were for food that was potentially hazardous because it wasn’t a safe temperature.

At several restaurants, it wasn’t the number of violations that stood out.

They had to stop selling food because it could be potentially hazardous:

  • Oslo Diner (2900 SW 9 St., Vero Beach)
  • Saito Japanese Steakhouse (700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach)
    • Saito’s management said someone forgot to put the butter and eggs in the cooler on time and when they were notified about the temperature issue, they threw the eggs and butter out.
  • Brown’s Take-Out Restaurant (802 SW Martin Luther King Blvd., Belle Glade)
  • Peace A Pizza (1200 Yamato Road A5, Boca Raton)
    • Management told us one of the products was not cold enough and they threw out the food. They were closed for 2 days and the problem is now fixed.

A stop sale was also issued to A Time To Eat Diner (716 US Highway 1 N, Tequesta) for raw animal food (Philly steak) that was dripping into a container of ready to eat food (sausage).

Dented and rusted cans of clam juice caused a stop sale at Decks Fish Market (700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach).

An issue with pre-packaged juice that was received from an unapproved source caused a stop sale at Farmer’s Table (1901 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton). Management told us it was Swami juice and they no longer carry that product.

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