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Licensee
Name: THE AVENUE License Number: SEA6216420
Rank: Seating License Expiration Date: 02/01/2023
Primary Status: Current Secondary Status: Active
Location Address: 330 1 AVE S
ST PETERSBURG, FL 33701

Inspection Information
Inspection Type Inspection Date Result High Priority Violations Intermediate Violations Basic Violations
Routine - Food 08/13/2019 Follow-up Inspection Required
Violations require further review, but are not an immediate threat to the public.
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Violations:
A summary of the violations found during the inspection are listed below. The department cites violations of Florida's sanitation and safety laws, which are based on the standards of U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Food Code. High Priority violations are those which could contribute directly to a foodborne illness or injury and include items such as cooking, reheating, cooling and hand-washing. Intermediate violations are those which, if not addressed, could lead to risk factors that contribute to foodborne illness or injury. These violations include personnel training, documentation or record keeping and labeling. Basic violations are those which are considered best practices to implement. While most establishments correct all violations in a timely manner (often during the inspection), the division's procedures are designed to compel compliance with all violations through follow-up visits, administration action or closure when necessary.
Violation    Observation
23-06-4    Basic - - From initial inspection : Basic - Build-up of food debris, grease, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Handwash sink handles cook line, exterior cook equipment, soda gun holster **Warning** - From follow-up inspection 2019-08-13: Handwash sink handles cook line, exterior cook equipment, soda gun holster **Time Extended**
36-36-4    Basic - - From initial inspection : Basic - Ceiling tile missing. Over dish area **Warning** - From follow-up inspection 2019-08-13: Over dish area **Time Extended**
24-05-4    Basic - - From initial inspection : Basic - Clean glasses, cups, bowls, plates, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner. Ice buckets in side server station **Warning** - From follow-up inspection 2019-08-13: Ice buckets side server station **Time Extended**
12B-07-4    Basic - - From initial inspection : Basic - Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. Cook line Opened employee beverage container in a cold holding unit with food to be served to customers. Two door reach in cooler cook line Employee beverage container in a food preparation/clean dishware area does not have a lid and a straw or equivalent dispensing mechanism to prevent hand contact with lip contact area of drink container. No lid cook line **Warning** - From follow-up inspection 2019-08-13: Employee beverage on top of reach in cooler with no lid **Time Extended**
24-08-4    Basic - - From initial inspection : Basic - Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried - wet nesting. Plastic containers **Repeat Violation** **Warning** - From follow-up inspection 2019-08-13: Plastic containers **Time Extended**
14-11-4    Basic - - From initial inspection : Basic - Equipment in poor repair. Reach in cooler gaskets kitche, reach in cooler doors handles in disrepair, reach in freezer gasket in disrepair cook line, cutting board with cut marks and no longer cleanable and wood cutting board in bar cracked, reach in cooler shelving cook line plastic chipping, walk in cooler shelving with rust that has pitted the surface meat cooler, ice build up reach in freezer office storage room **Warning** - From follow-up inspection 2019-08-13: Reach in cooler gaskets kitchen, reach in cooler door handles, cutting board with cut marks and no longer cleanable, reach in cooler shelving cook line, reach in freezer with ice build up, walk in cooler shelving with rust that has pitted the surface **Time Extended**
35B-01-4    Basic - - From initial inspection : Basic - Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside. Walk in cooler in back bar **Warning** - From follow-up inspection 2019-08-13: Walk in cooler redlined bar **Time Extended**
36-22-4    Basic - - From initial inspection : Basic - Floor area(s) covered with standing water. Back bar, walk in cooler **Repeat Violation** **Warning** - From follow-up inspection 2019-08-13: Redlined bar and walk in cooler **Time Extended**
36-73-4    Basic - - From initial inspection : Basic - Floor soiled/has accumulation of debris. Kitchen Wall soiled with accumulated grease, food debris, and/or dust. Kitchen Ceiling/ceiling tiles/vents soiled with accumulated food debris, grease, dust, or mold-like substance. Cook line **Warning** - From follow-up inspection 2019-08-13: Floor, wall, ceiling **Time Extended**
36-11-4    Basic - - From initial inspection : Basic - Floors not maintained smooth and durable. Office storage room, back bar **Warning** - From follow-up inspection 2019-08-13: Office storage room and redlined bar/walk in cooler **Time Extended**
08B-38-4    Basic - - From initial inspection : Basic - Food stored on floor. Pickle buckets walk in cooler, soda bag in box in side server station **Repeat Violation** **Warning** - From follow-up inspection 2019-08-13: Soda bag in box in side server station, pickle bucket walk in cooler **Time Extended**
08B-42-4    Basic - - From initial inspection : Basic - Food stored outside. Soda bag in box rack in back server station **Admin Complaint** - From follow-up inspection 2019-08-13: Soda bag in box rack **Admin Complaint**
08A-27-4    Basic - - From initial inspection : Basic - Food stored outside. Soda bag in box stored in side server station. Room is not fully enclosed **Admin Complaint** - From follow-up inspection 2019-08-13: Soda bag in box rack **Admin Complaint**
14-42-4    Basic - - From initial inspection : Basic - Hood filter missing from automatic fire suppression/exhaust system. Broken hood filters leaving large gaps **Warning** - From follow-up inspection 2019-08-13: Broken hood filters **Time Extended**
36-47-5    Basic - - From initial inspection : Basic - Hood soiled with accumulated grease, dust or food debris. **Warning** - From follow-up inspection 2019-08-13: Hood soiled **Time Extended**
10-12-4    Basic - - From initial inspection : Basic - In-use tongs stored on soiled surface between uses. Fire suppression system pipes, soiled fryer gasket handles **Warning** - From follow-up inspection 2019-08-13: Fire suppression system pipes **Time Extended**
14-52-4    Basic - - From initial inspection : Basic - Nonfood-contact surfaces not designed and constructed to allow easy cleaning and maintenance. Barewood shelving back bar **Warning** - From follow-up inspection 2019-08-13: Barewood shelving back bar **Time Extended**
29-49-5    Basic - - From initial inspection : Basic - Observed standing water in bottom of reach-in cooler. Keg cooler front bar **Warning** - From follow-up inspection 2019-08-13: Keg cooler **Time Extended**
35B-12-4    Basic - - From initial inspection : Basic - Perimeter walls and roofs do not effectively protect establishment against environmental cross contamination or the entrance of pests. Observed small flying insect and large amount of standing water where open roof is outside and in walk in cooler. outside bar area not fully enclosed or able to be closed up when not in use per proviso #3 from plans approved 5/8/17 **Warning** - From follow-up inspection 2019-08-13: Redlined bar area/side server station. Observed small flying insect and rain dripping into bar area **Time Extended**
02D-01-5    Basic - - From initial inspection : Basic - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Squeeze bottles **Warning** - From follow-up inspection 2019-08-13: Squeeze bottles **Time Extended**
35A-02-5    High Priority - - From initial inspection : High Priority - Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. 1 in redlined bar **Warning** - From follow-up inspection 2019-08-13: 1 in redlined bar **Admin Complaint**
03A-02-4    High Priority - - From initial inspection : High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. three door reach in cooler- cut cabbage 51°f, feta cheese 46°f, blue cheese 56°f, shredded cheese 58°f, cooked chicken 52°f, raw chicken 55°f, peeled boiled eggs 49°f two door reach in cooler- fruit Chutney 51°f, raw shell eggs 54°f, shredded cheese 47°f, raw turkey burger 47°f Two door black reach in cooler- herb butter 47°f Two door stainless- buttermilk 57°f, sour cream 56°f, cut cabbage 52°f Cook line cold hold drawers- pepperjack cheese 57°f, feta cheese 51°f, raw burger patty 60°f Placed some items in ice bath, discussed with manager proper cold holding. **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint** - From follow-up inspection 2019-08-13: Three door reach in cooler- shredded cheese 41°f, cut lettuce 38°f, feta cheese 39°f Two door reach in cooler- cut tomatoes 41°f, fruit chutney 41°f, sliced cheese 40°f Cold hold drawers- raw ground beef 43°f, pepperjack cheese 41°f Two door stainless- milk 47°f, sour cream 45°f, feta cheese 45°f, raw philly meat 53°f, Au jus 48°f, cut cabbage 49°f, partially cooked chicken 45°f (recently placed into cooler from walk in cooler) Two door black reach in cooler- kale mix 47°f, homemade ranch 48°f, homemade blue cheese 49°f **Admin Complaint**
41-02-4    High Priority - - From initial inspection : High Priority - Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with food. Case of grill cleaner on top of reach in cooler kitchen, cleaner spray bottle on rack with alcohol bottles in bar **Warning** - From follow-up inspection 2019-08-13: Case of grill cleaner on top of reach in cooler **Time Extended**
22-20-4    Intermediate - - From initial inspection : Intermediate - Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine. In office storage room **Warning** - From follow-up inspection 2019-08-13: Ice machine interior **Time Extended**
22-21-4    Intermediate - - From initial inspection : Intermediate - Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance inside the ice bin. Back server station **Warning** - From follow-up inspection 2019-08-13: Server station **Time Extended**
22-02-4    Intermediate - - From initial inspection : Intermediate - Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface. Fryer baskets, cutting boards stained, reach in cooler shelving kitchen **Warning** - From follow-up inspection 2019-08-13: Cutting boards stained, reach in cooler shelving, fryer baskets **Time Extended**
05-05-4    Intermediate - - From initial inspection : Intermediate - Ambient air thermometer in holding unit not accurate within plus or minus 3 degrees Fahrenheit. Ambient thermometer 2 door black reach in cooler 22°f state thermometer reading 48°f two door black reach in cooler **Warning** - From follow-up inspection 2019-08-13: Two door black reach in cooler **Time Extended**
03D-15-4    Intermediate - - From initial inspection : Intermediate - Food being cooled by nonapproved method as evidenced by inadequate rate of cooling during time of inspection. Covered, places in cooler not maintaining Time/temperature control for safety food items at 41°d or below. **Warning** - From follow-up inspection 2019-08-13: [Cheese sauce 55-57°f, sauteed onions 51-52°f, lobster mix 51°f] (cooling from 8/12/19 establishment closed at 12am temped at 11:31am on 8/13/19) covered and placed into reach in cooler not maintaining Time/temperature control for safety food items at 41°f or below **Admin Complaint**
31A-07-4    Intermediate - - From initial inspection : Intermediate - Handwash sink missing in warewashing or food preparation area. Inadequate in redlined bar, side server station fountain machine has scooped ice. **Warning** - From follow-up inspection 2019-08-13: Redlined bar and side server station **Time Extended**
02B-01-4    Intermediate - - From initial inspection : Intermediate - Menu does not identify which items contain raw or undercooked animal foods covered by the consumer advisory. The big tuna, smokin' hash, tuna poke chips, good morning + good night **Warning** - From follow-up inspection 2019-08-13: Menu does not indicate which items served raw/undercooked **Time Extended**
51-16-7    Intermediate - - From initial inspection : Intermediate - No plan review submitted and approved - renovations were made or are in progress. Must submit plans and plan review application to DBPR H and R Plan Review office located at 2601 Blair Stone Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1011. Plans must be submitted AND approved within 30 days. Added additional ice machine in server station, removed three compartment sink bar, redlined bar not fully enclosed **Warning** - From follow-up inspection 2019-08-13: Establishment needs to submit plans **Time Extended**
02C-02-4    Intermediate - - From initial inspection : Intermediate - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. Walk in cooler/reach in cooler **Repeat Violation** **Warning** - From follow-up inspection 2019-08-13: Reach in cooler- Au jus, cut cabbage **Time Extended**
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