The following restaurants and eateries were closed temporarily by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health between April 26 and May 10 for "unacceptable" conditions or "imminent health hazards." A list of eateries facing court dates follows.

Domino's Pizza

Orlando's Bakery

Richies' Steaks

12 violations, 5 serious.

No hot water; person in charge not on premises; empty paper towel dispenser; severely dented canned food; open pest bait in basement; mouse droppings on floor; no covered recepticle in women's restroom. Asked to close temporarily on May 8.

Constantinos Ikonomov #03252

Pete's Little Lunch Box #V-03109

Mad Mex

Nguyen, Tien/Bento Box /V03176

No hot water or soap at sink; improper handwashing; person in charge did not know Pa. Food Code; chicken stored outside and contaminated by dust and debris; food held at hazardous temperatures; thermometers not available; food stored in personal vehicle. Agreed to close temporarily on May 3.


Comfort Zone Childcare

1833 PLACID ST 19152

4 violations, 1 serious.

Person in charge not on premises; domestic microwave oven in use; absence of tightfitting lids on trash cans. Ordered to close for minimum of 48 hours on May 3. Permitted to reopen May 4.

Sullivan, Michael/Cheese E. Wagon/ V-03016

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Maple Star Chen

The health department inspects nearly 1,000 eateries and food retailers every two weeks. Every inspection is generally regarded as a "snapshot in time," and not necessarily a reflection of day-to-day conditions.  Most violations were fixed immediately on site.

If you suspect you have contracted food poisoning or have a sanitation complaint, contact the health department at 215-685-7495.

Contact reporter Sam Wood at swood@philly.com, 215-854-2796, or @samwoodiii.