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Restaurant Health Inspections: Galaxy Hut, Wilson Tavern and Others

See these local restaurant health department inspection reports for the Clarendon, Courthouse and Rosslyn areas.

Check out the Virginia Department of Health’s most recent restaurant inspection reports for restaurants in the Clarendon area, which reflect visits from inspectors during the last few weeks. Restaurants are paid routine visits.

To see a list of health inspection reports for other Arlington neighborhoods, visit Arlington Patch. The full reports can be accessed on the health department's website:
 
Restaurants in Clarendon, Courthouse and Rosslyn:
 
Brooklyn Bagel Bakery
2055 Wilson Blvd.
Date of inspection: Oct. 27
A food employee failed to wash his or her hands before donning gloves for working with food.
 
Wilson Tavern
2403 Wilson Blvd.
Date of inspection: Oct. 26
Cheese prepared and packaged by a food processing plant opened and held for more than 24 hours was not clearly marked at the time the original container was opened in the food establishment to indicate the date or day by which the food shall be consumed on the premises, sold, or discarded.
 
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill #279
1100 Wilson Blvd.
Date of inspection: Oct. 25
The soda nozzles were observed to be in need of cleaning.
 
Velocity Five Sports Restaurant
2300B Clarendon Blvd.
Date of inspection: Oct. 25
Rice prepared and held in the food establishment for more than 24 hours is not clearly marked to indicate the date or day by which the food shall be consumed on the premises, sold, or discarded.
 
Cava Mezze
1220 N. Fillmore St.
Date of inspection: Oct. 24
The food establishment is not under the immediate control of a Northern Virginia certified food manager.
 
Fireworks
2350 Clarendon Blvd.
Date of inspection: Oct. 24
An employee was observed through the kitchen window slicing cheese without wearing gloves.
 
Galaxy Hut
2711 Wilson Blvd.
Date of inspection: Oct. 24
A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at all hand washing lavatories used by food employees and/or is not clearly visible to food employees. No hand wash sign in men's restroom.
 
RiRa Irish Pub & Restaurant
2915 Wilson Blvd.
Date of inspection: Oct. 24
Ready-to-eat food is not protected from cross contamination by separating them from raw animal foods. Raw beef stored above deli meat in walk-in unit. Shell eggs stored above shell stock in prep unit.
 
Ruby Tuesday #4181
1300 Wilson Blvd. #140
Date of inspection: Oct. 24
Mixed cut leafy greens at the garden bar cold holding at the improper temperatures.
 
Eventide Restaurant
3165 Wilson Blvd.
Date of inspection: Oct. 23
A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands is not provided at all handwashing lavatories used by food employees and/or is not clearly visible to food employees.

Melvin Spence November 08, 2012 at 02:46 PM
As a long time resident of the Clarendon neighborhood, I am a frequent user of its restaurants. I am truly grateful for these health inspection reports for guidance on the restaurants that should be used with caution. Has the ready-to-eat section of Whole Foods be inspected recently? What about Faccia Luna?
Rachel Hatzipanagos November 08, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Thanks, glad you enjoy reading these, Melvin. I didn't see a recent inspection for the Whole Foods prepared food area, but inspectors did inspect their new "Arlington Pub" on the second floor on Oct 15. There were four violations, one of them was " Cloths in-use for wiping counters and other equipment surfaces are not held between uses in a chemical sanitizer solution of proper concentration; and/or not laundered daily." As for Faccia Luna, their latest inspection was on Aug. 21. They were cited for not having a Northern Virginia certified food manager on staff and for storing two foods at the improper temperature.

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