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Restaurant Inspections: Water Street, Church's Chicken, Home Wine Kitchen, Domino's, Foley's, Foundation Grounds, McDonald's

See how your favorite Maplewood eateries performed on recent St. Louis County Health Department inspections.

Restaurant inspections in Maplewood are conducted by the St. Louis County Department of Health. Patch has a summary of the public reports affecting area eating and drinking establishments reviewed in January and February.

Grade rankings range from A (highest) to C (lowest). Report comments and explanations are provided in Patch's summary. Follow-up inspections are noted, other visits are routine.

Water Street Cafe, 7268 Manchester Rd.
Inspection date: Feb. 12
Grade: A (98)
Comments: An inspector noted some food storage containers did not have identification labels. Reach-in cooler gaskets showed visible food debris. The restaurant had 10 days to correct the items. 

Church’s Chicken, 7260 Manchester Rd.
Inspection date: Feb. 5
Grade: B (89)
Comments: Hepatitis A records for employees were not available on-site. The inspector also observed a gap in the back door that allowed potential exposure to entry of pests; two heat lamps were not holding proper temperatures; gaskets on a walk-in cooler and reach-in cooler were broken; a spray arm was dripping; and ceiling tiles in the storage and cooking areas were damaged or missing.

During a follow-up on Feb. 15, Hepatitis A records were brought on-site, materials were in order to fix the back door, gaskets were ordered, and ceiling tiles were replaced. A hand sink faucet was leaking was still leaking, according to the report. A repair was recommended by Feb. 25. 

Domino’s Pizza, 7259 Manchester Rd.
Inspection date: Jan 22 (follow-up)
Grade: A (100)
Comments: Hepatitis A records were provided for all employees; caulking was replaced. Hood vents were cleaned, as recommended during a previous inspection. 

Foleys Bar, 3522 Greenwood Blvd.
Inspection date: Feb. 6
Grade: A (97)
Comments: The bottom of the reach-in cooler had visible food debris. Ceiling tiles and kitchen walls had buildup and grease/dirt residue, according to the report. Kitchen flooring was being replaced on Feb. 6. Corrections were recommended by Feb. 15. 

Foundation Grounds, 8298 Manchester Rd.
Inspection date: Feb. 5
Grade: A (97)
Comments: Raw eggs were being stored above milk; the inspector recommended that raw animal products be separated from ready-to-eat foods. Some eggs were stored in recycled containers without a ‘use by’ date. Hepatitis A records were not organized clearly. The walk-in cooler floor had food debris accumulation, and mops were not being air dried for future use. 

Home Wine Kitchen, 7322 Manchester Rd.
Inspection date: Feb. 6
Grade: A (98)
Comments: Raw eggs were being stored above milk; the inspector recommended that raw animal products be separated from ready-to-eat foods. The inspector also noted missing caulking behind sinks, and visible food debris and splatter on the walls in the kitchen. Corrections were recommended by Feb. 15. 

McDonald’s, 3635 S. Big Bend Blvd.
Inspection date: Jan. 29
Grade: A (99)
Comments: Raw eggs were being stored above milk; the inspector recommended that raw animal products be separated from ready-to-eat foods. Caulking was damaged behind a handwashing sink, and recommended for correction by Feb. 8. The inspector also recommended that ice build-up in the walk-in freezer be cleaned. 

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