BIG APPLE BUFFETS  ( PSEUDU CHINESE)





GOOD FORTUNE BUFFET WAS CLOSED and through a miracle 

IT RE- OPENED AS THE BIG APPLE BUFFET and the BIG APPLE BUFFET II   

1030 58th St N  -  St PetersburgFL 33710  and
1035 62nd Ave -   St. Petersburg, Florida 33702


The origional good fortune was:  This place was so bad, I can’t write what I think of it, they’ll arrest me.  OK, it was a stone cold sh*t house.

The place, and especially the owner, the staff was disgusting, Bad food, bad management, bad staff, bad policy...  one of the worst places in St. Petersburg.

NOW THEIR FINES EXCEED 1000.00 DOLLARS
        


NEW VERSION:  Dirtiest, worst Chinese buffet ever opened is in round two...All food was overcooked and cold, never thrown out and we tried several dishes. Poor service, no refills on drinks. Overpriced ($28.87 for two adult buffets and watered down iced teas. 

It closed and was  “sold”   ( in the past this game goes usually to relatives) and reopened.  And is setting new records as disgusting  and they have a second location at 1035 62nd ave St Petersburg equally disgusting and terrible. 

Inspectors Note  MAY 21st.

Basic - Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food. Bulk food **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
Basic - Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Hood filters **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
Basic - Dead roaches on premises. 1 on hibachi line- discarded, 4 in storage hallway **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
Basic - Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. Cutting board- moved **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
Basic - Employee personal food not properly identified and segregated from food to be served to the public. Sushi bar reach in cooler- moved **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
Basic - Equipment in poor repair. Walk in cooler shelving with rust that has pitted the surface **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
Basic - Fly sticky tape hanging over food/food preparation area/food-contact equipment. **Warning**
Basic - In-use utensil not stored on a clean portion of food preparation or cooking equipment. Tongs on pipe on cook line- removed **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
Basic - In-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Hibachi line 117°f **Warning**
High Priority - Chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength for manual warewashing.  Do not use equipment/utensils not properly sanitized. 0ppm chlorine refilled to 100ppm chlorine **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
High Priority - Employee touched soiled surface and then engaged in food preparation, handled clean equipment or utensils, or touched unwrapped single-service items without washing hands. Placed hat on head no handwash before returning to work- had employee wash hands **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
High Priority - Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. 1 by hibachi buffet line, 4 in back prep **Warning**
High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. cooked shrimp 37-56°f iced product, Krab 53-68°f placed ice under product **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**
High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Malayasian chicken 95-183°f reheated to 169-177°f **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation** **Warning*
High Priority - Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw chicken over Krab walk in cooler, raw fish over cooked shrimp- rearranged **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
High Priority - Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in walk-in freezer - all products not commercially packaged. Raw chicken over beef and pork **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
High Priority - Self-service salad bar/buffet lacking adequate sneezeguards or other proper protection from contamination. Green onions, crispy noodles, cookies **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
Intermediate - Handwash sink not accessible for employee use due to being blocked by cart. 1 handwash sink Sushi bar- moved **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**