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Read this week’s South Florida restaurant health inspections

Safe: Shula Burger in Kendall recently received a perfect health inspection
Safe: Shula Burger in Kendall recently received a perfect health inspection Shula Burger

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 at

The Good

Shula Burger, 11790 SW 104th St., Kendall. Inspected on March 24; zero violations.

The Bad

KC’s Café, 104 SE First Ave., Miami. Inspected on March 24; 62 violations, including 5 high-priority. Inspector’s notes: “Numerous dry rodent droppings observed in dry-storage area. Heavy accumulation of dry rodent droppings by hot-water heater. More dry rodent dropping observed on food storage containers and around second-floor prep area.”

The Ugly

Udipi Café, 2100 N. University Dr., Sunrise. Inspected on March 23; 17 violations, including five high-priority. Inspector’s notes: “Roach activity present as evidenced by … approximately 10-12 roaches on the floor and wall … in the kitchen, two on the floor under the dishwasher in the kitchen, six inside a broken lowboy reach-in cooler on the cook’s line … one on a prep table.” Issued an emergency order to close; noncompliant repeat inspections on March 24 and 25, reopened on March 26 after satisfactory follow-up.

Editor’s note: Last week’s column incorrectly attributed Timpano Chophouse’s latest health inspection (The Bad) to Lobster Bar Sea Grille, which is an unaffiliated restaurant in a separate unit at the same address. Lobster Bar Sea Grille was last inspected on March 6 and received a satisfactory report.

Evan S. Benn is Miami Herald food editor. On Twitter: @EvanBenn.