Crazy Fish on Avenue A in Fort Pierce was the only area restaurant that was forced to temporarily close its doors following a state health inspector’s visit on June 13.
The inspection report cited the Thai and Sushi restaurant in historic downtown for 25 violations including 8 high priority ones.
The report notes: flying insects in the food prep area, several live roaches crawling in the kitchen, raw fish stored over cut melon, raw chicken stored over edamame and multiple issues of foods not kept cold enough.
Among the less serious violations: encrusted material on a can opener blade, a broken cooler, food not properly date marked, cracked floor tiles, gaskets with heavy slimy mold like build-up.
When the inspector arrived a day later for a follow up, the restaurant was allowed to reopen despite some remaining basic violations including a soiled, greasy wall near the cook line.