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Posted on Wed, Jun 26, 2013 : 2:45 p.m.

Restaurant inspections for Washtenaw County in May 2013

By Washtenaw County Public Health

The Washtenaw County Public Health Department's Environmental Health Division is responsible for inspecting all food service establishment operations in Washtenaw County. These food service establishments are regulated under the State of Michigan's Food Law and Michigan Modified Food Code.

What do the violations in the reports mean?
The laws governing food service changed significantly on October 1, 2012. The most noticeable change was in the terminology used for violations in restaurant inspections. Previously, violations were Critical or Non-Critical, but now they are categorized as Priority, Priority Foundation or Core.

  • Priority violations are the most serious. Correcting these eliminates or reduces a problem directly associated with foodborne illness. Examples include improper food temperatures and lack of hand washing. Priority violations were previously called Critical violations.
  • Priority Foundation violations are problems that can lead to a Priority violation. Correcting these problems may keep Priority violations from occurring. Examples include not having an appropriate food thermometer, not having sanitizer test strips and not having soap or paper towel at a hand sink. The Priority Foundation category is made up of violations that were previously called Critical or Non-Critical Violations.
  • Core violations are related to general sanitation and facility maintenance. Examples include dirty floors and improper facility lighting. Core violations were previously called Non-Critical violations.

Priority and Priority Foundation violations must be corrected immediately at the time of inspection or within 10 days. Core violations must be corrected within 90 days of the inspection.

Where can I see the inspection results?
Washtenaw County Public Health posts restaurant inspections monthly on Ann Arbor.com. The inspections posted were completed the month prior (i.e. January inspections are posted in February).

You can also search the online database of all restaurant inspections and detailed reports. Click here for access to all Washtenaw County restaurant inspections!

How frequent are inspections?
Routine inspections take place twice per year (or once per year if the business is only open seasonally). Routine inspections are typically unannounced. However, when there are changes to the Food Code or Food Law, like those that took place Oct. 1, 2012, the first routine inspection is scheduled. Key restaurant staff must be present so the Sanitarian can explain how the changes impact the establishment’s operations. The number of violations observed often decreases when inspections are announced. This may explain why the inspections appeared somewhat better than usual from October 2012 through March 2013.

Each inspection is a snapshot in time, and conditions found at the restaurant are not necessarily the conditions that could be found in the restaurant at other times. Sanitarians (otherwise known as health inspectors) ask many questions about the menu, operations and procedures to get the best possible idea of the day-to-day conditions of the restaurant. Environmental Health conducts additional inspections if a foodborne illness or other complaint is reported.

What if I have a complaint?
Environmental Health responds to general restaurant complaints as well as foodborne illness complaints. Please call our office at 734-222-3800 to file a complaint or to report a suspected foodborne illness.

May 2013 Restaurant Inspection Results

EstablishmentAddressCityInspection DatePriority ViolationsPriority Foundation ViolationsCore Violations
ANN ARBOR PRESCHOOL & EARLY CHILDHOOD2725 BOARDWALKANN ARBOR05/14/2013000
ARBY'S ROAST BEEF #63251189 DEXTER STREETMILAN05/22/2013001
ARCTIC BREAKWAY501 COLISEUM DR.CHELSEA05/28/2013023
AUBREE'S PIZZERA & TAVERN2120 - 2122 WHITTAKER ROADYPSILANTI05/13/2013013
AYAKA1205 S. UNIVERSITYANN ARBOR05/21/2013001
AYSE'S CAFE1703 PLYMOUTH ROADANN ARBOR05/23/2013000
BEARCLAW COFFEE12855 EAST OLD US. 12 #8CHELSEA05/10/2013112
BELLY DELI1317 S. UNIVERSITYANN ARBOR05/29/2013102
BENNY'S FAMILY DINING1952 S. INDUSTRIAL HIGHWAYANN ARBOR05/09/2013221
BIG SALAD, BIG2793 PLYMOUTH RD STE CANN ARBOR05/06/2013153
BIGGBY COFFEE3354 WASHTENAW AVEANN ARBOR05/06/2013001
BIGGBY COFFEE STORE 291 (ATOS, LLC)1171 S. MAIN ST. STE # 1CHELSEA05/02/2013001
BILL'S BEER GARDEN218 S ASHLEYANN ARBOR05/03/2013000
BISHOP ELEMENTARY8888 WHITTAKER ROADYPSILANTI05/02/2013001
BLUE NILE221 E. WASHINGTONANN ARBOR05/02/2013135
BRUEGGER'S BAGEL BAKERY2260 S. MAIN STREETANN ARBOR05/06/2013213
CALVARY BIBLE CHURCH8318 CARPENTER RDYPSILANTI05/28/2013142
CARLYLE BAR & GRILL3660 JACKSON RDANN ARBOR05/28/2013104
CEDARS OF DEXTER (THE)411 CEDARS LANEDEXTER05/08/2013022
CELEBRATION CELLARS210 S. FIRST STREETANN ARBOR05/09/2013000
CHILI'S BAR & GRILL3795 WASHTENAWANN ARBOR05/16/2013423
CHINA GARDEN1165 S. MAIN STREETCHELSEA05/01/2013026
CHINA KING3901 JACKSON RDANN ARBOR05/13/2013015
CJ'S TACO CART1 VALLEY DRIVEYPSILANTI05/29/2013000
CLEARY'S PUB113 S. MAIN STREETCHELSEA05/29/2013202
CONWAY FREIGHT- STERLING SERVICES2211 OLD EARHART RD.ANN ARBOR05/07/2013014
COTTAGE INN PIZZA - CARRYOUT4860 WASHTENAW AVE, SUITE AANN ARBOR05/02/2013023
CRAZY WISDOM BOOKSTORE & TEA ROOM114 S. MAIN STREETANN ARBOR05/16/2013004
CRUNCHY CHICKEN &N FISH. LLC4975 WASHTENAW AVEANN ARBOR05/07/2013231
DAIRY QUEEN OF DEXTER8041 MAIN STREETDEXTER05/08/2013000
DAIRY QUEEN OF SALINE400 E. MICHIGAN AVENUESALINE05/03/2013000
DCH CATERING223 E. MAIN STREETMANCHESTER05/15/2013137
DEXTER KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS8265 DEXTER-CHELSEADEXTER05/10/2013011
DOG DAYS II/BARRY BAGELS2515 JACKSON RDANN ARBOR05/29/2013101
DOMINICK'S812 MONROEANN ARBOR05/28/2013001
DOMINO'S PIZZA #1117 / T & R PIZZA4190 WASHTENAW AVEANN ARBOR05/08/2013027
DOUBLE EAGLE CONEY ISLAND533 W. CROSS STREETYPSILANTI05/14/2013007
EARLE121 W. WASHINGTONANN ARBOR05/08/2013008
EAST U PROVISIONS - REVIVE/REPLENISH619 E. UNIVERSITY AVEYPSILANTI05/08/2013100
EAT, CATERING AND SCRATCH KITCHEN1906 PACKARDANN ARBOR05/17/2013112
EMU BANQUET, SERVICE KITCHEN & DISHROOM900 OAKWOOD BLVD.YPSILANTI05/09/2013237
EMU CATERING PRODUCTION KITCHEN900 OAKWOOD BLVD.YPSILANTI05/08/2013016
FAIRFIELD HOTEL3285 BOARDWALK ANN ARBOR05/18/2013100
FAMILY CHICKEN, INC.510 W. MICHIGAN AVENUEYPSILANTI05/08/2013425
FIREWEED KITCHEN208 W LIBERTYANN ARBOR05/14/2013001
FOX CLASSIC CLUBHOUSE8768 N. TERRITORIAL ROADPLYMOUTH05/01/2013011
FRANKS RESTAURANT334 MAYNARDANN ARBOR05/08/2013005
GJI'S SWEET SHOPPE3368 WASHTENAW AVEANN ARBOR05/08/2013111
GODAIKO JAPANESE RESTAURANT3105 OAK VALLEY DRIVEANN ARBOR05/08/2013138
GOOGLE-CONTINENTAL DINING SERVICES401 E. LIBERTY STANN ARBOR05/02/2013122
HOLMES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL1255 HOLMES ROADYPSILANTI05/03/2013000
HOMMUS EXPRESS529 E. LIBERTYANN ARBOR05/08/2013154
HUDSON MILLS GOLF4800 N. TERRITORIAL ROADDEXTER05/28/2013000
HUNGRY HOWIE'S/MILAN PIZZA6 W. MAIN STREETMILAN05/14/2013101
HURON HILLS GOLF COURSE3465 E. HURON RIVER DRIVEANN ARBOR05/03/2013124
JAZZY VEGGIE108 S. MAIN STREETANN ARBOR05/02/2013106
JOE'S JAVA5333 MCAULEY DRYPSILANTI05/07/2013003
JUNGLE JAVA3900 JACKSON RD UNIT 1ANN ARBOR05/14/2013002
KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH2065 S WAGNERANN ARBOR05/08/2013003
KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH2065 S WAGNERANN ARBOR05/08/2013000
LAKEWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL344 GRALAKEANN ARBOR05/09/2013001
LESLIE PARK GOLF COURSE2120 TRAVER ROADANN ARBOR05/15/2013013
LINCOLN BRICK ELEMENTARY8970 WHITTAKER ROADYPSILANTI05/02/2013001
LINCOLN CHILDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL7300 BEMIS ROADYPSILANTI05/22/2013000
LINCOLN MIDDLE SCHOOL8744 WHITTAKER ROADYPSILANTI05/07/2013002
LOYAL ORDER OF THE MOOSE #1253-ANN ARBOR10160 JACKSON RDCHELSEA05/23/2013125
LUCKY KITCHEN1753 PLYMOUTH ROADANN ARBOR05/06/2013001
MACK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL920 MILLERANN ARBOR05/16/2013011
MAC'S IN SALINE LLC104 E. MICHIGAN AVENUESALINE05/10/2013126
MADRAS MASALA330 MAYNARDANN ARBOR05/08/2013326
MILAN CONEY ISLAND & RESTAURANT1152 DEXTERMILAN05/07/2013263
MODEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (LINCOLN)8850 WHITTAKER RD. YPSILANTI05/07/2013001
MR. PIZZA800 ECORSE ROADYPSILANTI05/15/2013001
NEW TESTAMENT BAPTIST CHURCH1230 W. MICHIGAN AVEYPSILANTI05/09/2013011
NO THAI! 31745 PLYMOUTH RDANN ARBOR05/20/2013010
OCED SENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAM8970 WHITTAKER ROADYPSILANTI05/02/2013000
OCED SENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAM2025 E. CLARK ROADYPSILANTI05/14/2013000
OCED SENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAM ON BALDWIN1320 BALDWINANN ARBOR05/21/2013000
OLD TOWN TAVERN122 W. LIBERTYANN ARBOR05/07/2013118
PATTENGILL ELEMENTARY2100 CRESTLANDANN ARBOR05/01/2013000
PINKBERRY BRIARWOOD100 BRIARWOOD CIRCLE, KI-34ANN ARBOR05/10/2013210
PIZZA HOUSE618 CHURCH STREETANN ARBOR05/14/2013614
POPEYE'S200 BAKER RDDEXTER05/20/2013003
RAWSONVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL3110 GROVE ROADYPSILANTI05/03/2013001
REDIES CENTER FOR REHAB & HEALTHY LIVING440 W RUSSELL STSALINE05/03/2013015
REGIONAL CAREER TECHNICAL CENTER @ ARDIS2100 ELLSWORTHYPSILANTI05/03/2013104
RJ'S CONEY ISLAND LLC215 S. STATE STREETANN ARBOR05/13/2013236
RON'S ROADSIDE BBQ5850 PONTIAC TRAILANN ARBOR05/31/20132412
RUSTIC GLEN CLUBHOUSE12090 W. MICHIGAN AVENUESALINE05/14/2013010
SALEM ELEMENTARY7806 SALEM ROADNORTHVILLE05/31/2013100
SCARLETT JR HIGH CAFETERIA3300 LORRAINE STREETANN ARBOR05/14/2013000
SEOUL GARDEN RESTAURANT3125 BOARDWALKANN ARBOR05/01/20133312
SEVA314 E. LIBERTYANN ARBOR05/13/2013128
SOUTH ARBOR ACADEMY8200 CARPENTER ROADYPSILANTI05/22/2013000
ST. JOSEPH PARISH HALL3470 DOVER STREETDEXTER05/30/2013000
STARBUCKS COFEE2793 PLYMOUTH RDANN ARBOR05/02/2013001
STARBUCKS COFFEE #23423597 WASHTENAWANN ARBOR05/29/2013102
STEAK-N-SHAKE #3434120 ELLSWORTH ROADYPSILANTI05/07/2013105
STONEBRIDGE GOLF CLUB1825 CLUB HOUSE DRIVEANN ARBOR05/30/2013143
STONEY CREEK UNITED METHODIST8635 STONEY CREEK ROADYPSILANTI05/22/2013032
SUBWAY3098 PLATT RDANN ARBOR05/14/2013004
SUBWAY4009 CARPENTER ROADYPSILANTI05/10/2013012
SUSHI CAFE854 BRIARWOOD CIRCLEANN ARBOR05/28/2013211
TACO BELL # 38363860 S. STATE STREETANN ARBOR05/10/2013213
TACO BELL/KFC #220951206 DEXTER ROADMILAN05/07/2013105
TGI FRIDAYS3015 LOHR ROADANN ARBOR05/01/2013107
THOMPSON'S BAR & GRILL10655 W. MICHIGAN AVENUESALINE05/14/20131012
TIO'S ON LIBERTY401 E. LIBERTYANN ARBOR05/13/2013223
TOWNE PLACE SUITES1301 BRIARWOOD CIRCLE DR.ANN ARBOR05/30/2013154
TRI-COUNTY SPORTSMEN'S LEAGUE8640 MOON ROADSALINE05/16/2013222
TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFE'607 E LIBERTY STANN ARBOR05/13/2013031
UNIVERSITY COMMONS817 ASA GRAY DRIVEANN ARBOR05/29/2013111
WELLERS' CARRIAGE HOUSE555 W. MICHIGAN AVENUESALINE05/09/2013000
WENDY'S1640 COMMERCE PARK DRCHELSEA05/02/2013124
WETZEL'S PRETZELS100 BRIARWOOD CIRCLE K108ANN ARBOR05/28/2013010
ZAMMAN CAFE865 EISENHOWER PKWY.ANN ARBOR05/03/2013266
ZINGERMAN'S EVENTS ON FOURTH415 N. FIFTH AVENUEANN ARBOR05/10/2013004

Washtenaw County Public Health promotes health and works to prevent disease and injury in our community. Visit us online at http://publichealth.ewashtenaw.org.

Comments

Jay Thomas

Thu, Jun 27, 2013 : 4:57 a.m.

Always hilarious when a couple of Dairy Queens do better.

Deb Anderson

Wed, Jun 26, 2013 : 10:08 p.m.

It's nice to know which restaurants care enough to have high ratings, they obviously care about their customers. I just found many establishments in this report that I will never visit again, especially the ones with numerous priority violations.

ALS

Wed, Jun 26, 2013 : 7:05 p.m.

Did no one else notice the SIX priority violations at Pizza House?! Wow.

Deb Anderson

Thu, Jun 27, 2013 : 8:37 p.m.

Perhaps that explains the two day bout of stomach upset I had after ordering out from them last month. Never again!!!

grimmk

Thu, Jun 27, 2013 : 6:59 a.m.

I know! I send a lot of business their way! Never again! Hungry Howies has done better! I'm beyond shocked. I really did like Pizza House.

javajolt1

Thu, Jun 27, 2013 : 1:48 a.m.

Looks like management priorities are not focused on food quality. I think their focus may be on 10 story apartment additions. Whoops! A lesson not to take your eye off the ball!

jen777

Thu, Jun 27, 2013 : 1:17 a.m.

I too am now totally turned off by going there no excuse to have that many priority violations

a2cents

Wed, Jun 26, 2013 : 11:04 p.m.

(stick to development?)

a2cents

Wed, Jun 26, 2013 : 11:03 p.m.

Sorry to say i've been a long-term customer there... not so again. Beyond disgusting !!

Joseph Maino

Wed, Jun 26, 2013 : 1:31 p.m.

We at Wetzels Pretzels didn't have a label on our sanitizer bottle. Great job though! Everything was perfect. We serve safe food in a clean friendly environment. And we were caught of guard! The bottle is labeled now!!! Come enjoy a pretzel and a lemonade!

Homeland Conspiracy

Wed, Jun 26, 2013 : 8:56 p.m.

Nice plug

DBH

Wed, Jun 26, 2013 : 1 p.m.

For comparison, see the inspection reports on most (perhaps all) of these same restaurants from 6 months ago when the inspections were scheduled (due to a change in violation classification). http://www.annarbor.com/entertainment/food-drink/restaurant-inspections-for-washtenaw-county-in-november-2012/ If the restaurant management can have excellent inspections when they know the sanitarian is coming, they can do it when they don't know. The management, however, has to exercise due diligence on an ongoing basis to accomplish this. Sadly, most fall short.

Pat

Wed, Jun 26, 2013 : 12:29 p.m.

I see some places are great, and others (like The Earle-really?) have a large number of violations. Does the management teach safe food handling to their employees anymore? Or is it a case of, employees don't care?

DBH

Wed, Jun 26, 2013 : 1:03 p.m.

The Earle's violations (though quite a few at 8) all were Core violations, the least important. While disappointing that they had this many, more impressive to me is the fact that they had zero Priority and zero Priority Foundation violations, the type that are more likely to lead to foodborne illness.