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Restaurant Report visits Matanzas Innlet, Shirley's Restaurant and China 1

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Updated: 4/18/2013 11:46 pm
Jacksonville, FLA. - Matanzas Innlet is located in historic Saint Augustine on South A1A. This week the state health inspector issued more than half a dozen high priority violations for the restaurant. Here is what we found in the most recent state health inspection:

A stop sale was issued on the ice used for drinks. The inspector noted a can was stored in the ice and that the manager threw out half the ice in the machine

An employee didn't wash their hands before working with food

A dead roach was found on the floor as well as live small flies in the kitchen

When we called and sent the following e-mail to owner Jerry Galasso for a comment.
Hi Jerry,

I just called the restaurant to speak with you about your most recent state health inspection. I left a message with your manager.

Matanzas Innlet is at the top of the list this week with the most number (7) high priority violations.

Please call me or email me back when you can. I wanted to make sure I had a statement from you to include in our Restaurant Report this week.

Thanks so much!

Tera Barz

We received this email back...

No comment. We are not talking to you. Good bye.

Shirley's Restaurant on Duval Street and China 1 on Heritage Oaks Circle - both in Lake City rounded out the top three restaurants with the most number of critical violations this week.

Congratulations to the following restaurants for having ZERO health violations. They get our clean plate award of the week!

Sleep Inn Fleming Island
Southern Specialties - Middleburg
Ft White Subway - US HWY 27
Nooner's Diner - Fort White
MZ Pat's Mobile Cafe - Fort White
Terry's Grill - New Berlin Road, Jacksonville
Willis The Cook - Ricker Road, Jacksonville
Concession #4 - A Phillip Randolph, Jacksonville
Crim's BBQ - Ricker Rd, Jacksonville
Brat Cart 2 - A Phillip Randolph, Jacksonville
Brat Cart 1 - A Phillip Randolph, Jacksonville
Casa De Suenos B&B - Saint Augustine
Beachfront B&B - Saint Augustine
Saint Augustine Ampitheater

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