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The Kitchen in Downtown Denver Flunks Health Inspections

In Fox 31/KDVR's weekly restaurant report, two restaurants were cited for over 10 critical health code violations

The Kitchen Denver
The Kitchen Denver
Andra Zeppelin

The Kitchen Denver failed this round of FOX 31's Restaurant Report Card with 13 critical health code violations reaped from two unannounced inspections in April 2016 and November 2016. Among these violations were: fruit flies present in the kitchen, a five-gallon container of tomato soup held at the wrong temperature, and warm trays of chicken carcasses, mushrooms, and smoked salmon as potential sources of food poisoning. The Kitchen responded to the report by saying that it sees the Health Department as a trusted partner to keep our guests healthy and happy. The restaurant added: "We review every report thoroughly with them and work diligently to go above and beyond compliance."

Not that it has a big food component, but the Denver Athletic Club, also failed its two past unannounced inspections in April 2016 and October 2015 with 15 critical health code violations. The club was cited for the employee failure to wash hands, the preparation of ready-to-eat food with bare hands and a dishwasher that failed to sanitize. A general manager assured KDVR that "[a]ll of the critical issues were resolved while the inspector was here, and we've taken action to ensure those thing don't occur going forward."

Silver Mine Subs in Westminster received an "A" and received no critical health code violations in the same report. The Arvada outpost of the sub shop also earned an A grade in an October 2015 inspection.

The Kitchen Denver

1560 Wazee Street, Denver, Colorado 80202 (303)623-3127 Visit Website

Denver Athletic Club

1325 Glenarm Pl, Denver, CO 80204 (303) 534-1211

Silver Mine Subs

9975 Wadsworth Pkwy, Westminster, CO 80021, USA