Restaurant Alert: Popular DC waterfront spot

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - In this week's report, we're tracking a popular DC waterfront spot health inspectors temporarily closed.

Click here to see our updated list showing hundreds of area closures:

To check your favorite restaurant, have a Restaurant Alert smartphone link sent to you by texting FOOD to 25543

Health inspectors temporarily closed Jenny's, 1000 Water Street, SW DC; Lucky's Cafe, 777 N. Capitol Street, NE DC; Big Chair Cafe, 2122 MLK Avenue, SE DC; and China Inn Deli, 2918 MLK Avenue, SE DC.

All passed re-inspection and are back in business.

Jenny's, see report:

Enter Jenny's on Water Street, SW into the WUSA9 Restaurant Alert App and you will find the restaurant's March 7th closure citing 38 violations including "Mouse droppings and mold observed in multiple corners..." and "...floor edges."

Another violation includes "Chicken stock and rice held out of refrigeration over night with the intent to reheat and sell.'

Jenny's is a repeat violator. Check the app and you'll see the restaurant was closed in July 2012 with 22 violations.

Lucky's Cafe, see report:

Search Lucky's Carryout on North Capitol Street NE on the app to find a April 2nd closure noting 29 violations including "Ice machine has visible pink mold growth..." and "No hot water."

Big Chair Cafe, see report:

Type in Big Chair Café on MLK Avenue SE, DC and check out the March 12th health department closure reporting "No hot and cold water in the establishment."

China Inn Deli, see report:

China Inn Deli on Martin Luther King Jr Avenue, SE is also a repeat violator.

The WUSA9 Restaurant Alert App shows China Inn's first closure in February 2013 with 9 violations.

Click on its April 15, 2014 closure report and you'll see 23 new violations including "Rodent droppings observed in various sections of the establishment."

All the businesses passed re-inspection and are back in business.

To get our WUSA9 Restaurant Alert app to search any restaurant in Virginia, DC, or Montgomery County, text food to 25543 and we'll send you a link.


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