PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — In this week's Dirty Dining, two Palm Beach County restaurants were temporarily closed by health inspectors.
The Indian Palace, located at 4778 Okeechobee Blvd. near West Palm Beach, was shut down nearly two days because of roach and rodent activity.
During an inspection on Nov. 21, eight high-priority violations were discovered. Multiple rodent droppings were found in a variety of places, including in the dining room, on a prep table, next to seasoning bottles and by the storage room on the floor.
Health officials also discovered a “rodent burrow or rodent nesting materials present with two large holes with gnawing marks on the wall behind the shelf cans.”
Roach activity was found at the restaurant including two live roaches by the storage room crawling on the floor and another “live roach by the door next to the clean dishes rack.”
Health inspectors found about 15 flies landing on plastic containers, prep table, reach-in freezers and a covered plastic tray of Nan bread in the kitchen.
The restaurant failed four inspections before health officials allowed The Indian Palace to reopen on Nov. 23.
Troy's Barbeque, located at 1198 North Dixie Hwy. in Boca Raton, was closed for a day last week.
During a Nov. 19 health inspection, officials found four high-priority violations.
The report said 10 live flying insects were found in a prep area landing on walls and clean utensils, 50 live flying insects were found at the cook line. Also, inspectors said they found flies “landing on single service items, soda boxes and containers of food.”
Also, a live roach was found on a wall above a sink.
Inspectors visited the restaurant three times before Troy's Barbeque was allowed to reopen on Nov. 20.