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DIRTY DINING: Port St. Lucie, Sebastian restaurants temporarily closed

Posted at 10:09 AM, Sep 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-11 10:09:33-04

In this week's dirty dining report, two Treasure Coast restaurants were forced to close temporarily after inspections by health officials last week.

Island Twist, located at 1366 SW Bayshore Blvd. in Port St. Lucie, was closed when inspectors found dozens of flies in the kitchen and food preparation area.

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During an inspection on Sept. 6, officials found 15 flies on an onion bag, 15 flies on chayote and 10 flies on lemons and limes.

The restaurant fixed the issue and reopened the next day.

The Mandarin Garden in Sebastian, located at 13533 U.S. Highway 1, was also forced to close last week for nearly a day.

During an inspection on Sept. 5, health inspectors found live roaches in the kitchen. The report said one live roach was found on the floor of the kitchen, one live roach was found under a prep table in the kitchen and two live roaches were found in a glue trap in the prep area.

This is the second time in less than a month Mandarin Garden was closed by inspectors for roaches.

* Full inspection report for Island Twist

* Full inspection report for Mandarin Garden restaurant.