Restaurant inspections are conducted by the Niagara County Health Department.
Every establishment that serves food is evaluated at least annually by the department. Restaurants rated as high-risk, because they serve children or the elderly or serve foods that require a lot of processing or are prepared hours or days before serving, are inspected at least twice a year.
There is no rating for exemplary restaurants; only violations are noted.
Many restaurants will have one violation or more at one time or another. They are coded by the Health Department as: Critical items that could lead to food-borne illness, which must be immediately attended to; or as items relating to sanitation, design, maintenance and cleanliness, which must be corrected by the next regular inspection or as soon as an inspector returns.
Danny Sheehan's Steakhouse, 491 West Ave. No critical violations. Sanitation, design, etc.: Two (gaskets on coolers are cracked and in disrepair; floor area under three-bay sink has broken tiles and cracked subfloor). Inspected June 28. As of reinspection Aug. 17, all previous violations have been corrected.
Josie's Place of Lockport, 482 West Ave. No critical violations. Sanitation, design, etc.: Three (improper handwashing technique used; potatoes must be covered when in containers; wiping cloth bucket needed). Inspected Aug. 18.
Mischief Makers Day Care, 225 East Ave. No violations. Inspected Aug. 23.
Gigio's Cafe, 1821 Pine Ave. No critical violations. Sanitation, design, etc.: One (damaged ceiling tile in ladies' restroom, being repaired at this time). Inspected Aug. 16.
DeGraff Adult Day Care, 82 Mead St. No violations. Inspected Aug. 15.
Little Peoples Park Day Care Center, 82 Mead St. No critical violations. Sanitation, design, etc.: Two (floor tiles missing below dish machine and pieces of drywall on floor; paper towel holder is jammed, new one on order). Inspected Aug. 18.
Pud's Pendleton Pizza and Subs, 6506 Campbell Blvd. Critical violation: One (food not kept at safe and proper temperature in the cooler under the counter). Sanitation, design, etc.: Three (can opener needs to be cleaned; end caps needed for light tubes in back prep area; food not covered in cooler, corrected at this time). Inspected Aug. 18. As of reinspection Aug. 22, all previous violations have been corrected.
Spanky's, 29 Main St. No critical violations. Sanitation, design, etc.: One (ceiling tile is very loose and needs to be replaced in ladies' restroom). Inspected Aug. 21.
Taco Bell, 7330 Townline Road. No violations. Pre-operational inspection Aug. 21.