This is a blog to equip you with a research resource. The next time that you are trying to decide where to eat, would you like to know what is going on in the kitchen?
Sometimes I like to watch that TV show, where they bring the TV chef in to scream at the owners and wait staff. It makes for good TV when the camera takes you down in the basement to see a crazy storage area. Well, the Virginia Department of Health does the same thing for Virginia restaurants. Behind the scenes.
Here is the site to do your own research. I have it bookmarked at the Richmond Health District, but you can click back to go to any area in Virginia.
Here’s one restaurant example: Mama Zu. ( I picked them because they were mean to me a few years back) It shows the history of inspections for 2010, 2011 and 2012. On July 24,2012, the Health Department found one critical violation that involved their receipt of raw meat and how the restaurant stored their little neck clams.
Was it too mean for the blog that I picked out a specific restaurant? Yes… it makes me feel bad; but not bad enough to just cite to “a restaurant”. Looking through this website made me feel like I was reading the National Enquirer; Just a little bit.
What’s for dinner tonight?
Pic o’ day could have several captions. Maybe we should have a caption contest: