At least once a year, the Niagara County Health Department inspects every establishment in the county that serves food.
Those considered 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.
Exemplary establishments receive no rating. Violations are classified as critical problems that could lead to food-borne illness, which must be remedied immediately, or problems involving sanitation, design, maintenance and cleanliness, which must be corrected by the inspector's next visit.
Boyer's Tavern, 8757 Ridge Road. No violations. Inspected April 21.
Hartland Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary, 8945 Ridge Road. No critical violations. Two others: Liquid spill on cooler bottom; walk-in-cooler drain is leaking. Inspected April 24.
New China Palace Buffet, 15 Locust St. No critical violations. Two others: Shelves in walk-in cooler need to be cleaned; dry storage area in kitchen needs adequate lighting and light shield; hair restraints needed. Inspected April 25.
Garlock's Restaurant, 35 S. Transit Road. No critical violations. Three others: Corner cabinet has worn shelf coverings and deteriorated edges; plastic surfaces in chest freezer and reach-in freezer are cracked; grease accumulation on broiler hood. Inspected May 1.
Oak Run Golf Club, 4185 Lake Ave. No critical violations. Two others: Insulation around exhaust hood needs to be removed; soda cases improperly stored on floor. Inspected April 29.
Sir Billiards, 20 Lock St. No violations. Inspected April 30.
Widewater's Drive-In, 767 E. Market St. No critical violations. One other: Food in containers needs to be labeled for contents. Inspected April 30.
Phat Dogs Mobile Cart, 4261 Purdy Road. No violations. Inspected April 28.
Chet's Dog House, 14 W. Main St. No critical violations. Four others: Hair improperly restrained on food prep worker; ladies' restroom needs closed covered receptacle; kitchen handwashing station needs single service towels; kitchen wall by stove and freezer is dirty. Inspected April 9. As of re-inspection April 22, all previous violations have been corrected.
Lock City Lodge No. 617, 4 Lock St. No critical violations. Four others: Storage room and ice machine room need light shields; thermometer needed for both kitchen refrigerators; ladies' restroom needs closed covered receptacle; improper storage of clean and sanitized utensils with handles not facing in one direction. Inspected April 3. As of re-inspection April 24, all previous violations have been corrected.
One-Eyed Jacks Smokehouse Grill, 5983 S. Transit Road. No critical violations. Four others: Light shield missing in walk-in cooler; water dripping on food containers because of leak in walk-in cooler; light over sandwich prep area not operating; improper technique used for washing glasses. Inspected April 23.
Transit Drive-In, 6655 S. Transit Road. No violations. Inspected April 29.
Karon's Bakery and Catering, 3037 Lockport-Olcott Road. One critical violation: Accurate thermometer not available to evaluate potentially hazardous food during cooking, cooling, reheating and holding. One other: Foods not in original containers need to be labeled for contents. Inspected April 8.
Cameron's Lakeside Ice Cream, 5952 Ontario St. No violations. Inspected April 30.
Newfane Manor, 2560 N. Main St. No critical violations. Three others: Ladies' restroom needs closed covered receptacle; no hot water in men's restroom; no sanitizer on premises; and no bucket with sanitizer to store wiping cloths. Inspected April 8. As of reinspection May 6, ladies' restroom still needs closed covered receptacle and still no hot water in men's restroom.
Bye's Popcorn, 1667 Lake St. No violations. Inspected April 29.