WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- In today's Restaurant Alert, a Mount Vernon Triangle café and wine bar and an eatery inside the Postal Square building both shut down for serious health code violations.
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Inspectors temporarily closed An Uncommon Cafe,2 Massachusetts Avenue, NW DC, China Express, 3671 Bladensburg Road, Brentwood, Md., Tel'Veh, 401 Massachusetts Avenue, NW DC.
They all passed re-inspection and are back in business.
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An Uncommon Cafe, see report: http://restaurantalert.wusa9.com/mobile/washington/restaurant/4676
Click on the link above and the Restaurant Alert app shows a recnet report for An Uncommon Cafe noting 16 violations including rodent feces were observed on flooring in equipment storage room and in the manager's office located in the kitchen.
In a written statement the restaurant's license holder apologized to patrons and says: "We are doing all we can to prevent any future issues….ILC is faced with challenges imposed in operating a food service in an aged building….ILC has hired an experienced Food Safety consultant..."
Tel'Veh, see report: http://restaurantalert.wusa9.com/mobile/washington/restaurant/562
The link above brings up another restaurant on the app. It's Tel'Veh Café and Wine Bar on Massachusetts Avenue and the app shows its May 5th report documenting 3 violations including "no hand washing sink available in the kitchen."
The WUSA9 Restaurant Alert app, doesn't include Prince George's county because its reports aren't digital yet. WUSA9 tracked down paperwork on a closure at China Express on Bladensburg Road in Brentwood, Md. Inspectors shut it down citing "substantial mouse droppings and cockroaches in the kitchen."