The following restaurants and eateries were asked or ordered to close temporarily by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health between Apr. 1 and Apr. 12 for "unacceptable" conditions or "imminent health hazards." A list of eateries facing court dates follows.
To look up reports on a specific restaurant, or read more in the Inquirer's Clean Plates series, visit philly.com/cleanplates.
Scheduled for hearings in Court of Common Pleas on April 13 (continued): Tir Na Nog, 1600 Arch St.; Westin Hotel of Philadelphia, 99 S 17th St.; Original Venice Pizza & Grill, 3613 Rhawn St.; Dim Sum Garden Philly, 1020 Race St.; Samba Pizza, 6200 Elmwood Ave.; Cosi, 130 S 36th St.; Hamilton Restaurant, 4008 Market St.; Four Worlds Bakery, 4634 Woodland Ave.; Fino's Pizzeria, 6784 Gemantown Ave.; Quig's Pizza, 7501 Verree Rd.; Jana Food Market, 6826 Bustleton Ave.
The health department inspects nearly 1,000 eateries and food retailers every two weeks. Every inspection is generally regarded as a "snapshot in time," and not necessarily a reflection of day-to-day conditions. Most violations were fixed immediately on site.
If you suspect you have contracted food poisoning or have a sanitation complaint, contact the health department at 215-685-7495.