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Recent Restaurant Inspection Ratings: 1 Fair, 5 Good

Here's what a Darien Health Department inspector recently found in visits to these restaurants in town.

In the most recently released health code inspection reports by the Darien Health Department, one food-serving establishment in town was rated "Fair" and five others received ratings of "Good."

The following list shows what scores local food-serving establishments received under the state scoring system ("state rating," in which 1-4 points are deducted for each violation, with 100 being a perfect score) from town Health Department inspectors.

The Health Department also gives a rating under the Darien system ("Darien rating," in which a "Good," "Fair," or "Poor" is given to restaurants that pass inspections). Also shown below are the inspection date and comments by the inspectors as noted in inspection reports. The comments, which each refer to a numbered list of state inspection elements (here omitted), are separated by semicolons (";"). Occasionally an inspector will make general comments at the end of the report. Those are listed separately under "additional comments."

Here are the most recent reports released by the Health Department:

State rating: 92
Darien rating: Good
Inspector's remarks:  "Foods left uncovered in reach-in cooleer; food containers stored on walk-in cooler floor; no paper towels at hand sink (bar); utensils improperly stored between use; no sanitizing solution available in kitchen; improper sanitizing of food contact surfaces; wiping cloths not kept in sanitizer between use; no hair restraints on food workers (kitchen)."

State rating: 86
Darien rating: Fair
Inspector's remarks:  "Cardboard used as matting on floor in kitchen; improper sink used for hand washing; pans and spoons at cook line stored on floor under equipment; shelves throughout kitchen unclean; interior of bain marie (kitchen) unclean; no thermometer visible in bain marie (kitchen/prep); granulars not labeled; not in original container; various foods left uncovered in cooling units; raw foods stored over ready-to-eat foods ([in] walk-in); no soap/paper towel at hand sink (bar)
Additional inspector's comments: "OK -- Rice temperature 192 degrees. No other cooking being done."

State rating: 93
Darien rating: Good
Inspector's remarks:  "Items with food stored on floor in storage area; wells on drink dispensers unclean; single-serve utensils not stored properly (not inverted); consumption of food by worker in prep area."

State rating: 98
Darien rating: Good
Inspector's remarks: "No paper towels at hand sink (service area); utensils not properly stored between use (handles resting on ready-to-eat foods in small bain marie)."

State rating: 93
Darien rating: Good
Inspector's remarks:  "Mop not properly stored; pre-set tables not protected; interior of reach-in unclean; tool used as covering for shelves in reach-in; exterior of reach-in (service area) and fryolator unclean."

State rating: 94
Darien rating: Good
Inspector's remarks:  "Soiled utensils in storage; floors throughout establishment unclean; ice cream toppings not protected during storage; undershelves of prep tables unclean."

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