Garden Bay Café, the Armenian restaurant on Sheepshead Bay Rd. between Shore Parkway and Emmons Ave, has not only failed its inspection, but has garnered the most violation points of any restaurant in the area: a startling 41.
The violations listed include:
1.) Pesticide use not in accordance with label or applicable laws. Prohibited chemical used/stored. Open bait station used.
2.) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to vermin exist.
3.) Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room. Hot and cold running water at adequate pressure not provided at facility. Soap and an acceptable hand-drying device not provided.
4.) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
According to the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, the violations requiring immediate action were remedied appropriately. But the 41 violation points was still a huge jump from its previous scores of 11 (11/9/06) and 9 (1/17/06). The new high score puts it just ahead of Anyway Café on Oriental Blvd. (37), La Sorrentina Pizzeria on Sheepshead Bay Rd. (36) and – can you believe it? – Kennedy Fried Chicken on Ave. X (33).
Way to go, guys, nice hustle. But maybe next time you should remember the point system in this game is a little more like golf.