Each week in this space, find one South Florida restaurant with a recent perfect health inspection (The Good), one with significant roach or rodent violations (The Bad) and one ordered to temporarily close (The Ugly). Read full health inspections and reviews of your favorite restaurants, plus new ones you haven’t tried, at dine.miami.com.
Pie-Zan’s, 1103 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Inspected on March 6; zero violations.
Saigon City, 4301 N. State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes. Inspected on March 11; 44 violations, including 17 high-priority. Inspector’s notes: “Roach activity … one live roach on wall over sink … one live on wall over dry storage … two live on wall behind hood system … one live on wall next to reach-in freezer … one live on wall at hallway leading to bathroom … one live on wall over water heater. Rice with roach, fermented mustard greens with roach and tea with roach.”
Chez Madame John’s, 975 NE 125th St., North Miami. Inspected on March 9; 19 violations, including six high-priority. Inspector’s notes: “Employee began working with food … without first washing hands. Live rodent present in the kitchen area on the glue trap … approximately 20 old rodent droppings and approximately five fresh droppings found in kitchen/storage area.” Issued an emergency order to close; reopened next day after follow-up inspection.
Evan S. Benn is Miami Herald food editor. On Twitter: @EvanBenn.