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Rodents dominate this week’s list of troubled restaurants, with inspectors finding “rodent nesting materials” in two businesses, several dead rodents in one and a rat trap in a Subway.

So, let’s get to the Sick and Shut Down list of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach restaurants that were closed last week after failing state inspections. Remember, we don’t do the inspections, choose the restaurants or file complaints with the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation. We just report the results.

In alphabetical order:

Delray Dunes Country Club, 12005 Dunes Rd., Palm Beach County: Routine inspection, eight total violations, four High Priority violations.

Whatever the cost of Delray Dunes Country Club membership, roaches got the six-legged discount.

Five roaches lived “inside of peeling paint on the all under the dish dropoff board” in the kitchen ware washing area. One was climbing a ware washing area wall. Three dead roaches were under the three-compartment sink. Another was under the ware washing machine. Another died in a roach trip on a wall.

Clearly, the ware washing area could use a little extermination, but the “pesticide-emitting strip present in food prep area” was in the ware washing area.

Also, “the soda gun/holster was soiled at the outside bar.”

The inspector came back for a same day re-inspection to get the country club restaurant back open quickly, but the roaches wouldn’t cooperate. A dead roach in a hole in the ware washing area wall, a live roach in a hole on that wall and a live roach on that wall, killed the re-inspection.

The club restaurant passed the second re-inspection, third inspection overall, the next day.

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The Golden Pacco Restaurant and Bakery, 401 SW Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Belle Glade: Routine inspection, 10 total violations, six High Priority violations.

Walk in and there’s “15 rodent droppings … underneath the front counter glass display case next to the steam table.” If that, for some reason, sends you scurrying to the restroom, there were “approximately six rodent droppings observed on the floor in the bathroom, in various corners.”

A dead roach lay behind a juice cooler.

“Microwave heavily soiled.” How heavily? The inspector actually noted that he “advised the operator to clean (it).”

Meanwhile, too-warm milk sat inside the reach-in cooler. It wasn’t intended to be warm at all, but measured 50 degrees. It needed to be under 41 degrees after days in the cooler for safe keeping and serving. Out went the milk, diced tomatoes from another uncool reach-in cooler, and fried dumplings that were 10 degrees too cool in hot holding.

The re-inspection went well, other than the eight pieces of rodent regularity in various corners of the bathroom. At least they confined it to the proper room.

When the inspector returned the next day, either the rodents got constipated or the staff swept the corners because The Golden Pacco passed re-inspection.

Griot Tropical, 1186 NW 103 St., North Miami-Dade: Routine inspection, 37 total violations, seven High Priority violations.

The women’s restroom had two dead roaches. Another two were on the floor of the “entertainment room.” Five made it up to the kitchen light cover, where they breathed their last.

If there’s a crunch to your oven-cooked dish, well, the inspector did count over 25 live roaches in the oven. More than nine were under the steam table. Five moved behind the stove. Over six came “crawling out of a reach-in freezer structure at the front bar.”

And lest you think only rodents leave excrement, the inspector counted over 25 pieces of roach poop behind dining area sofas and more than 20 under a steam table and reach-in cooler.

A Virgin Island saying goes “a new broom sweeps clean, but an old broom knows the corners,” but apparently no brooms in this joint sweep or know anything about under the reach-in cooler by the kitchen door. That’s where the inspector counted 10 dead mice.

Before they passed on, they and their survivors left over 15 pieces of rodent poop under the steam table, behind dining area sofas and next to the reach-in cooler by the kitchen door with the mass rodent casualty incident.

The inspection also observed rodent nesting materials underneath the oven door in the kitchen

In addition to the live roaches in the oven, the inspector saw an “accumulation of grease and old debris…”

Gaps under both back doors, the one to the kitchen and the one to the dining area, gave rodents a free pass inside. There’s also holes in the kitchen walls.

Once inside, the mice don’t have to jump to reach a bag of onions or plastic gallons of cooking oil, all of which were on the kitchen floor. Cooked pork in a pot sat without a cover in the reach-in freezer. That pork got hit with a Stop Sale.

If you don’t like spiders and snakes, you were good on the snake side, but the inspector saw three spiders.

“Employees started working without washing their hands.”

The hot water at the three-compartment sink didn’t get hot enough, nor did the water at any handwash sink.

That all occurred on Feb. 1. By Monday’s re-inspection, Griot Tropical had been closed four days. The gaps remained in the doors.

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