Restaurant inspections are conducted by the county health department.
M.J. Lounge, 1013 Niagara St. No critical violations. Sanitation, design, maintenance: one (some worn or missing floor tiles behind bar). Inspected Aug. 5.
Casale's Tavern, 6908 Buffalo Ave. No violations. Inspected Aug. 7.
Maxine's Pastry Pantry, 744 E. Market St. No critical violations. Sanitation, design, etc.: three (workers' hair is improperly restrained; some kitchen walls are dirty on surface, food buildup; cake mix stored on floor). Inspected Aug. 12.
Mr. Ventry's Pizza, 1890 Pierce Ave. No critical violations. Sanitation, design, etc.: four (wiping cloths not properly stored in sanitizing solution; dough mixer needs cleaning; restroom door is not self-closing; no screen door for front entrance, could allow insects to enter). Inspected Aug. 12.
Niagara Coffee Shop, 6730 Niagara Falls Blvd. No violations. Inspected Aug. 14.
Hug-A-Bear Day Care, Inc., 704 Ninth St. Critical violations: one (no gloves available to prevent bare hand contact with food), corrected. No other violations. Inspected Aug. 17.
Pine Plaza Restaurant, 8245 Niagara Falls Blvd. No critical violations. Sanitation, design, etc.: five (no thermometer visible in two refrigerators in rear kitchen, temperature is safe; broken handle on rear refrigerator; deep fryer has grease accumulation; rear cooking area needs cleaning; cutting board in rear kitchen is cracked). Inspected Aug. 17.
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Ben & Jerry's, 1994 Military Road, Niagara International Factory Outlets mall. No violations. Inspected Aug. 6.
Mighty Taco, 2591 Military Road. No critical violations. Sanitation, design, etc.: one (single-service cups stored on counter without dispenser). Inspected Aug. 18.