Nick's, 642 S. Pickett St, Alexandria, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations



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Restaurant: Nick's
Address: 642 S. Pickett St, Alexandria, Virginia
Phone: (703) 751-8900
Total inspections: 19
Last inspection: May 21, 2009

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Violation code

Inspection Date

Inspection Type

Critical violations

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Details / Comments

  • 6-303.11C - Inadequate light was noted under the hood.
  • 6-501.16 - Mops and brooms are not hung up to air dry.
May 21, 2009Routine02Details / Comments
  • 3-304.14B2 - Corrected During Inspection Observed wet cloth not stored in sanitizing solution.
  • 3-305.11A3 - Repeat Observed foods stored on the floor in the WIR.
  • 6-202.14 - Observed bathroom door not self-closing.
  • 7-209.11 - Corrected During Inspection Observed personal belonging stored next to food containers.
October 21, 2008Routine04Details / Comments
  • 4-501.11B - The interior part of Sharp microwave is damaged.
  • 4-601.11A - Corrected During Inspection Critical The following utensils were observed soiled to sight and touch: can opener blade has metal shaving on it.
  • 4-903.11C - Observed coffee filters uncovered.
  • 6-202.15A - The outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against the entry of insects and rodents. 1. Observed the front door open. 2. Observed visible gap along the threshold at the back door.
  • 6-501.112 - Corrected During Inspection Observed a dead fruit fly on coffee filters.
  • 7-209.11 - Corrected During Inspection Observed jacekt stored along a food prep area.
April 22, 2008Routine15Details / Comments
  • 3-305.11A3 - Food stored on the floor and/or food stored less than 6" above the floor in the Walkin cooler.
  • 4-601.11A - Corrected During Inspection Critical The following utensils were observed soiled to sight and touch: Observed metal shaving on the can opener blade.
  • 6-202.15A - The outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against the entry of insects and rodents. Observed visible gap at the threshold at the back door.
  • 6-303.11B - Inadequate light was noted in the display cooler and in the kitchen ceiling.
  • 6-501.111C - Critical Observed one live baby German cockroach inside a drawer.
October 03, 2007Routine23Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. April 02, 2007Routine00Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. October 31, 2006Routine00Details / Comments
  • 3-501.17A - Critical Repeat The prepared, refrigerated RTE food held more than 24 hours is not properly date marked.
  • 4-601.11A - Corrected During Inspection Critical The following utensils were observed soiled to sight and touch: can opener & attachment.
  • 6-501.12A - Mop sink was noted in need of cleaning.
June 16, 2006Routine21Details / Comments
  • 4-602.13 - The nonfood contact surface of the roof of the ice machine had accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 6-301.14 - The sign that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not clearly visible.
  • 6-501.11 - One handsink at the bar is leaking and one handsink at the bar is without hot water.
March 10, 2006Routine03Details / Comments
  • 3-501.17A - Critical The prepared, refrigerated RTE roast beef held more than 24 hours is not properly date marked, it was dated with the day it was prepared.
  • 4-202.16 - Many shelves including shelves in the walk-in are less than 6" off the floor. the floor is not accessable for cleaning or vermin control.
  • 4-203.12B - The ambient (air/water) temperature measuring device located in the reach-in freezer is not accurate.
  • 4-204.112B - There was no temperature measuring device located in the beer box (contains cream/half and half).
  • 5-203.14A - Critical Hose connected to a spigot without a backflow preventer (vacuum breaker). Spigot located at front door.
  • 6-202.15A - Repeat 1) Upon arrival the back door was open. 2) The back door has gaps at the bottom of the door. These violations allow the entry of insects and rodents.
September 27, 2005Routine24Details / Comments
  • 11-2-24A - Critical There is no certified food manager on duty. Chef had emergency.
  • 2-103.11K - Employees are not aware of or are not using suitable utensils with ready-to-eat food to prevent cross-contamination.Observed a small cup being used to dispense coleslaw.
  • 3-403.11D - Critical The chili was 101F was not reheated to 165F or held at 140F. sufficient temperature and time to eliminate pathogenic bacteria.
  • 3-501.17B - Critical The ready-to-eat (RTE) commercially processed coleslaw in the refrigeration unit was not properly date-marked after opening.
  • 4-302.12B - The food manager could not provide a food temperature measuring device with a suitable small-diameter probe.
  • 4-302.14 - There is no test kit located in the facility for monitoring the concentration of the chemical sanitizing solutions.
  • 4-501.11A - McCall freezer 24F, freezers required to be 0F or below.
  • 4-601.11C - The nonfood-contact surfaces of the following equipment were observed soiled with an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and/or other debris: grease filters over broiler.
  • 5-205.15A - Critical One urinal not working, one women's toilet not working. One handsink in kitchen was not connected to the drain line.
  • 5-501.113B - Repeat Outside refuse container, grease barrel, was uncovered.
  • 6-201.11 - The walls in the women's handicap toilet are not designed, constructed, or installed so that they are smooth and easily cleanable.
  • 6-202.15A - The outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against the entry of insects and rodents, back door propped open.
  • 6-301.11 - No soap provided at the rear bar or women's handicap restroom.
  • 6-301.12 - Corrected During Inspection No disposable towels were provided at the hand washing facility in the kitchen handsink, rear bar handsink,
  • 6-501.111D - Rodent burrows noted under deck and at front edge of building.
  • 6-501.114A - The facility is storing numerous unnecessary items to the operation or maintenance of the establishment.
  • 6-501.12A - Walls in the women's handicap restroom was noted in need of cleaning. Floor not clean in rear bar.
May 02, 2005Routine413Details / Comments
  • 2-402.11 - Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 5-501.113B - Repeat Outside refuse container was uncovered.
January 11, 2005Routine02Details / Comments
  • 5-501.113B - Outside refuse container was uncovered.
  • 4-501.114A - Critical The chlorine sanitizing solution used was at 0 ppm at the dish machine.
September 28, 2004Routine11Details / Comments
  • 6-303.11C - Inadequate light was noted in the grill area.
  • 6-303.11A - Inadequate light was noted in the walk-in freezer.
June 15, 2004Routine02Details / Comments
2-401.11A - Critical Repeat An employee is eating and drinking from an open glass in an area other than designated break area while preparing/handling food or contacting clean food contact surfaces.March 08, 2004Routine10Details / Comments
  • 6-202.15A - Repeat The outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against the entry of insects and rodents. Corrected during inspection.
  • 4-202.16 - The non-food contact surface of the milk crate is not designed or constructed to be easily cleanable.
  • 5-205.15B1 - Plumbing connections under the 2 compartment sink piping are leaking.
  • 3-302.11A1 - Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat (RTE) food in the refrigeration unit. Cooked ribs above raw hamburger in the walk-in refrigerator.
  • 6-501.114A - The facility is storing unnecessary items to the operation or maintenance of the establishment.
  • 4-501.114A - Critical The chlorine sanitizing solution used was at 0 ppm at the dish machine.
  • 4-601.11C - The nonfood-contact surfaces of the following equipment were observed soiled with an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and/or other debris: soda gun holder.
  • 4-204.112B - There was no temperature measuring device located in the beer cooler that hold dairy products.
  • 6-202.11A - Repeat The light bulbs in the cooking area were not properly shielded, coated, or shatter-resistant.
  • 4-501.11A - Repeat The ice machine was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged.
November 17, 2003Routine--Details / Comments
  • 6-202.11A - Repeat The light bulbs in the cooking area were not properly shielded, coated, or shatter-resistant.
  • 2-401.11A - Critical Open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils. (reach-in freezer)
  • 4-501.11A - Repeat The ice machine was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged.
  • 6-501.16 - Mops and brooms are not hung up to air dry.
  • 3-501.16A2 - Critical The sour cream and cheese are cold holding at 44F.
September 04, 2003Routine23Details / Comments
  • 3-403.11D - Critical Repeat The chili was not reheated to a sufficient temperature and time to eliminate pathogenic bacteria.
  • 11-2-24A - Critical There is no certified food manager on duty.
  • 3-305.11A3 - Repeat Food stored on the floor and/or food stored less than 6" above the floor. (walk-in freezer)
  • 6-202.15A - The outer opening of the food establishment is not protected against the entry of insects and rodents. (backdoor open)
June 23, 2003Routine22Details / Comments
  • 4-501.11A - Repeat The ice machine was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged.
  • 2-402.11 - Repeat Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 6-202.11A - The light bulbs in the dish washing area and at the exhaust hood were not properly shielded, coated, or shatter-resistant.
  • 3-305.11A3 - Food stored on the floor and/or food stored less than 6" above the floor. (ice in the walk-in freezer)
  • 3-403.11D - Critical The soup was not reheated to a sufficient temperature and time to eliminate pathogenic bacteria.
April 10, 2003Routine14Details / Comments
  • 4-501.11A - The ice machine is in poor repair.
  • 2-402.11 - Employee does not wear a hair restraint.
  • 4-202.16 - Milk crates are used as shelves in the walk-in refrig. The coving is coming off the walk-in refrig.
  • 6-303.11A - One light is out in the walk-in freezer.
  • 6-501.12A - Dead bugs are in the light shield near the walk-in freezer.
January 08, 2003Routine05Details / Comments

May 21, 2009 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Discussed report with manager.

October 21, 2008 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
NOTE:
Discussed report w/the manager.
Great improvement from the previous inspections.

April 22, 2008 (Routine)


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Discussed report with the manager.

October 03, 2007 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Discussed my report with the manager.
Last pest control treatment was conducted on 9/24/07. Please fax me me a copy of pest control treatment for today. Conduct pest control immediately.
Pest control treatment report was faxed on 10/4/07. See attached fax report for details.

April 02, 2007 (Routine)

Comments:
This facility is doing a great job of date marking their food products.

October 31, 2006 (Routine)

Comments:
There was little food on hand and there were no objectionable observations noted.

June 16, 2006 (Routine)


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March 10, 2006 (Routine)


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September 27, 2005 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Thank for the corrections you made from the last inspection. This restaurant is one of the cleanest facilities I have inspected for a long time, I appreciate your hard work.
Recommend: 1) recharge one fire extinguisher and 2) tighten one handrail.

May 02, 2005 (Routine)


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January 11, 2005 (Routine)


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September 28, 2004 (Routine)


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June 15, 2004 (Routine)


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March 08, 2004 (Routine)


Violation: 2-401.11A - Critical Repeat An employee is eating and drinking from an open glass in an area other than designated break area while preparing/handling food or contacting clean food contact surfaces.
All employees who are eating and drinking must be in the designated break area away from food preparation/handling areas to prevent cross contamination.

November 17, 2003 (Routine)


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June 23, 2003 (Routine)


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