Trouble For Warren Delray Beach, Warning Issued By State Of Florida

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Health Inspector Finds Multiple Problems…

Multiple health code violations were found at Warren, a whiskey bar and restaurant at Lyons Road and Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach. (Courtesy Apple Maps).

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2023 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Popular whiskey bar and restaurant “Warren” at 15804 Lyons Road in Delray Beach received an official “warning” from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation during an inspection on January 5th. Despite the warning, the restaurant was not required to close.

Per BocaNewsNow.com policy, we are publishing the deficiencies as recorded by the State of Florida. Any editing is for clarity only.

High Priority – Time/temperature control for safety food removed from cold holding for necessary preparation rose above 41 degrees Fahrenheit during the preparation process and was not cooled back down to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 4 hours. Ceviche 45°, operator stated, prepped last night. (See Stop Sale). **Warning**

High Priority – Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Beef 45°f, Chicken 45°f, Lobster 45°f, Butter 45°f Walk In Cooler. Operator time marked and will discard in 4 hours. **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**

High Priority – Stop Sale issued on time/temperature control for safety food due to temperature abuse, ceviche 45°, cooling since last night. **Warning**

High Priority – Operating with an expired Division of Hotels and Restaurants license. **Warning**

High Priority – Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area 2 live flies landing on slicer, employee eliminated, cleaned and sanitized. 2 live landing on garbage can in kitchen. 1 live fly landing on cutting board. Operator eliminated, cleaned and sanitized. **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**

High Priority – Time/temperature control for safety food, other than whole meat roast, hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter 113°f, Cooked onions 100°f. Cook line **Warning**

Intermediate – Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times. Blocked by prep table, Kitchen **Warning**

Intermediate – Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Used as dump sink. Bar **Warning**

Intermediate – Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Contains pink liquid. Bar **Warning**

Basic – No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees. Sink next to Flip top on Cookline **Warning**

Basic – Ice scoop handle in contact with ice. **Warning**

Basic – Employee with no beard guard/restraint while engaging in food preparation. **Warning**

Basic – Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable. **Warning**

Basic – Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine/bin. **Warning**

Warren was reinspected the following day. An inspector found one violation:

Basic – – From initial inspection : Basic – Employee with no beard guard/restraint while engaging in food preparation. **Warning** – From follow-up inspection 2023-01-06: **Time Extended**

The Florida Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation, as of Monday morning, lists Warren as “delinquent,” but otherwise is compliant with inspection standards.


Paul Saperstein


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