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July 30, 2022

The Restaurant at DHS Spa, Again!

Excerpts from this report in the Press-Enterprise.

The FOURTH closure for the restaurant at DHS Spa hotel, but they get a backhanded compliment. This time it was NOT for rodent infestations. Good work on fixing the rodent problem, you filthy restaurant!

Restaurant at Desert Hot Springs Spa, 10805 Palm Drive, Desert Hot Springs

Closed: July 27
Grade: 81/B, failing
Reason: Failing an inspection while on probation. Among the 14 violations, food was at unsafe temperatures in a refrigerator that was impounded, there were flies inside, snap traps had been placed in areas where food contamination could occur, there were some gaps in the walls and ceiling, an insect light was hung over a food-prep table, and a chef wiped a knife with a dirty cloth. This was the restaurant’s fifth failed inspection and fourth closure since 2019, and its second closure since being placed on probation in July 2021. The previous closures were because of rodent infestations. To reopen again, the restaurant would have to correct all violations and purchase a new permit.

Daniel’s Table, 68327 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City

Closed: July 26
Grade: Not graded
Reason: Operating without a valid health permit. The report from the restaurant’s last inspection in June said the permit had expired May 31.

KFC, 32120 Date Palm Drive, Cathedral City

Closed: July 25
Grade: 87/B, failing
Reason: Cockroach infestation. The inspector saw multiple live roaches at a sink and a dead roach on the floor. There was one other critical violation, for the water not being quite hot enough, but that was fixed before the inspection ended.
Reopened: July 27
New grade: 97/A, passing

Casa Blanca Restaurant , at 66370 Pierson Blvd in Desert Hot Springs, was inspected July 26 in response to a foodborne illness complaint. It received a failing grade of 84/B with two critical violations. Food was at unsafe temperatures in two refrigerators that were impounded for not keeping cold. Also, the chef twice didn’t wash hands when they should have. Among the six other violations, food-contact surfaces weren’t being properly cleaned or sanitized, there was biofilm in the ice machine and in the bar beverage gun, and the floors, walls and ceilings needed cleaning. The restaurant passed a follow-up inspection July 28 with a score of 96/A.

Filed under Coachella Valley,Desert Hot Springs,Health | permalink | July 30, 2022 at 10:04 AM


Update on August 6.

The restaurant at Desert Hot Springs Spa, at 10805 Palm Drive in Desert Hot Springs, which had its health permit revoked July 27 for failing an inspection while on probation, was permitted to reopen July 29 after correcting all violations and purchasing a new permit. It received a new grade of 100/A. It has been on probation since July 2021 and this was its second permit revocation since then.

Posted by: Ron at Aug 6, 2022 11:24:10 AM

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