Rat Shit Central

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On November 14th, 2008, the Lakes Sports Bar and Grill, located at 6125 Miami Lakes Drive, underwent a routine "Food Licensing Inspection" conducted by the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation. What they found was shit, from rats, and lots of it. The rat-shit code violation is one of 28 the restaurant received that day, as described here in this excerpt from the health inspector's report:

"Violation  - 35A-04-1  - Critical. Observed rodent activity as evidenced by rodent droppings found. (100+ SEMI-FRESH DROPPINGS FOUND IN FRONT COUNTER AREA THROUGHOUT APPROX 5 CABINETS. SALAD PREP AREA, COFFEE AREA, SODA AREA. AREA WHERE DROPPINGS WERE FOUND SHARES WALL WITH KITCHEN.) UN RETURN TO ESTABLISHMENT AT 6PM: (APPROX 30+ SEMI-FRESH RODENT DROPPINGS FOUND AT FRONT COUNTER IN MICROWAVE AREA, 75+ IN STAGE AREA APPROX 1 FOOT FROM DOORS LEADING TO KITCHEN. APPROX 50+ BENEATH SODA SYRUPS IN KITCHEN. APPROX 50+ IN STORAGE AREA WHERE SINGLE SERVICE ITEMS ARE STORED APPROX 5 FEET FROM KITCHEN)"

The inspection temporarily closed the facility until the rat shit is cleaned up and the inspectors deem it a safe place to eat. Little more than 2 weeks later the establishment is now known as Lakes Cafe, ostensibly under new ownership, and is up and running. Two calls to the Lakes Cafe were met with "No comment." Call for reservations 305 822-3077

Full content of Lakes Sports Bar and Grill inspection available here


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