Roaches love to hide in dark spaces that are warm, moist, and have food. That's probably why a health inspector reported spotting them in the dish washing room at a popular Asian American restaurant in Richmond.
It happened, according to the health inspection report, at Sticky Rice, 2232 West Main Street in downtown Richmond, which had 5 critical violations. The report says live roaches were in the dish washing room and that the person in charge immediately called Terminex to eliminate the problem. Other violations were also corrected during the inspection.
In Henrico, Pronto's Restaurant and Pizzeria at 5625 West Broad Street had 6 critical violations, including that four packs of salami were kept a couple of days longer than they were dated to be thrown out. That and other violations were corrected during the inspection.
And in Chesterfield, Cocina Grande at 10827 Hull Street Road had 5 critical violations. The inspector wrote that refried beans were not being kept cold enough. The staff was told to throw them out and make sure they're kept at 41 degrees to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria. Cocina Grande had that and every violation corrected but one when the inspector came back two weeks later.
This week's NBC12 Hall of Fame Award goes to a fast food restaurant that has aced 5 health inspections in a row: Chick-fil-A at 132 Schofield Drive in Chesterfield.