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Pursuant to Title 25-A of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations
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Health Regulation and Licensing Administration    Food Safety & Hygiene Inspection Services Division    899 North Capitol Street, NE   Washington, DC 20002
http://doh.dc.gov/service/food-safety      email: food.safety@dc.gov
Establishment Name  BOARDWALK BAR & ARCADE
Address  715 WHARF ST SW
City/State/Zip Code  WASHINGTON, DC 20024
Telephone
 (202) 481-0044
 E-mail address  mikhael@betterhospitality.com
Date of Inspection
 01
/
 28
/
 2023
    Time In
 12
:
 00
PM     Time Out
 02
:
 30
PM  
License Holder  BHG Waterfront, LLC
License/Customer No.  09313xxxx-22000105
License Period
 02 
/
 01 
/
 2022 
 - 
 01 
/
 31 
/
 2024 
 Type of Inspection
 Complaint
Establishment Type:  Restaurant Total
    Risk Category 1
 
 2
 
 3
 
 4
 
 5
 
 
Priority Violations  4 COS  1 R  0
Priority Foundation Violations  3 COS  1 R  0
Core Violations  6 COS  0 R  0
Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)
 JULIO ESTRADA 
CFPM #:  FS-97986 

CFPM Expiration Date:   01/06/2025  
D.C. licensed trash or solid waste contractor:
 Building 
D.C. licensed sewage & liquid waste transport contractor:
 N/A 
D.C. licensed pesticide operator/contractor:
 Orkin 
D.C. licensed ventilation hood system cleaning contractor:
 N/A 
FOODBORNE ILLNESS RISK FACTORS AND PUBLIC HEALTH INTERVENTIONS
  Compliance Status COS R
  Supervision  
IN OUT 1. Person in charge present, demonstrates knowledge, and performs duties
 
 
IN OUT 2. Certified Food Protection Manager
 
 
  Employee Health  
IN OUT 3. Management, food employee, and conditional employee; knowledge, responsibilities, and reporting
 
 
IN OUT 4. Proper use of restriction and exclusion
 
 
IN OUT 5. Procedures for responding to vomiting and diarrheal events
 
 
  Good Hygienic Practices  
IN OUT N/O 6. Proper eating, tasting, drinking, or tobacco use
 
 
IN OUT N/O 7. No discharge from eyes, nose, and mouth
 
 
  Control of Hands as a Vehicle of Contamination  
IN OUT N/O 8. Hands clean and properly washed
 
 
IN OUT N/A N/O 9. No bare hand contact with RTE foods or a pre-approved alternate procedure properly allowed
 
 
IN OUT 10. Adequate handwashing sinks properly supplied and accessible
 
 
  Approved Source  
IN OUT 11. Food obtained from approved source
 
 
IN OUT N/A N/O 12. Food received at proper temperature
 
 
IN OUT 13. Food in good condition, safe, and unadulterated
 
 
IN OUT N/A N/O 14. Required records available: shellstock tags, parasite destruction
 
 
  Protection from Contamination  
IN OUT N/A 15. Food separated and protected
 
 
IN OUT N/A 16. Food-contact surfaces: cleaned and sanitized
 
 
IN OUT 17. Proper disposition of returned, previously served, reconditioned, and unsafe food
 
 
  Potentially Hazardous Food (Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food)  
IN OUT N/A N/O 18. Proper cooking time and temperatures
 
 
IN OUT N/A N/O 19. Proper reheating procedures for hot holding
 
 
IN OUT N/A N/O 20. Proper cooling time and temperature
 
 
IN OUT N/A N/O 21. Proper hot holding temperatures
 
 
IN OUT N/A 22. Proper cold holding temperatures
 
 
IN OUT N/A N/O 23. Proper date marking and disposition
 
 
IN OUT N/A N/O 24. Time as a public health control: procedures and records
 
 
  Consumer Advisory  
IN OUT N/A 25. Consumer advisory provided for raw or undercooked foods
 
 
  Highly Susceptible Populations  
IN OUT N/A 26. Pasteurized foods used; prohibited foods not offered
 
 
  Chemical  
IN OUT N/A 27. Food additives: approved and properly used
 
 
IN OUT N/A 28. Toxic substances properly identified, stored, and used
 
 
  Conformance with Approved Procedures  
IN OUT N/A 29. Compliance with variance, specialized process, and HACCP plan
 
 
 
GOOD RETAIL PRACTICES
  Compliance Status COS R
  Safe Food and Water  
IN OUT N/A 30. Pasteurized eggs used where required
 
 
IN OUT 31. Water and ice from approved source
 
 
IN OUT N/A 32. Variance obtained for specialized processing methods
 
 
  Food Temperature Control  
IN OUT 33. Proper cooling methods used; adequate equipment for temperature control
 
 
IN OUT N/A N/O 34. Plant food properly cooked for hot holding
 
 
IN OUT N/A N/O 35. Approved thawing methods used
 
 
IN OUT 36. Thermometers provided and accurate
 
 
  Food Identification  
IN OUT 37. Food properly labeled; original container
 
 
  Prevention of Food Contamination  
IN OUT 38. Insects, rodents, and animals not present
 
 
IN OUT 39. Contamination prevented during food preparation, storage, and display
 
 
IN OUT N/A 40. Personal cleanliness
 
 
IN OUT 41. Wiping cloths: properly used and stored
 
 
IN OUT N/A N/O 42. Washing fruits and vegetables
 
 
  Proper Use of Utensils  
IN OUT 43. In-use utensils: properly stored
 
 
IN OUT 44. Utensils, equipment and linens: properly stored, dried, and handled
 
 
IN OUT 45. Single-use/single-service articles: properly stored and used
 
 
IN OUT N/A 46. Gloves used properly
 
 
  Utensils, Equipment, and Vending  
IN OUT 47. Food and nonfood-contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed, and used
 
 
IN OUT 48. Warewashing facilities: installed, maintained, and used; test strips
 
 
IN OUT 49. Nonfood-contact surfaces clean
 
 
  Physical Facilities  
IN OUT 50. Hot and cold water available; adequate pressure
 
 
IN OUT 51. Plumbing installed; proper backflow devices
 
 
IN OUT 52. Sewage and waste water properly disposed
 
 
IN OUT 53. Toilet facilities: properly constructed, supplied, and cleaned
 
 
IN OUT 54. Garbage and refuse properly disposed; facilities maintained
 
 
IN OUT 55. Physical facilities installed, maintained, and clean
 
 
IN OUT 56. Adequate ventilation and lighting; designated areas used
 
 
IN = in compliance OUT = not in compliance N/O = not observed
N/A = not applicable COS = corrected on-site R = repeat violation
Establishment Name  BOARDWALK BAR & ARCADE    Establishment Address  715 WHARF ST SW
OBSERVATIONS 25 DCMR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
8. - Observed kitchen staff handling cooked foods and raw foods without changing gloves and washing their hands in-between. Observed kitchen staff cleaning work station with washing cloths and then returning to preparing foods without changing their gloves and washing their hands. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  402.1 Food employees shall clean their hands and exposed portions of their arms as specified in Section 401 immediately before working in direct contact with food, clean equipment and utensils, and unwrapped single-service and single-use articles, P and: (a) After touching bare human body parts other than clean hands and clean, exposed portions of arms; P (b) After using the toilet room; P (c) After caring for or handling aquatic animals as specified in Section 503.2; P (d) After coughing, sneezing, using a handkerchief or disposable tissue, using tobacco, eating, or drinking; P (e) After handling soiled surfaces, equipment, or utensils; P (f) During food preparation, as often as necessary to remove soil and contamination and to prevent cross-contamination when changing tasks; P (g) After each absence from the work station; P (h) Immediately before touching ready-to-eat food or food-contact surfaces; P (i) When switching between working with raw food and working with ready-to-eat food; P (j) Before donning gloves for working with food; P and (k) After engaging in other activities that contaminate the hands. P  
9. - Observed kitchen staff handling ready to eat foods without wearing gloves. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  800.2 Except when washing fruits and vegetables as specified in Section 806 or as specified in Section 800.4 food employees shall not contact exposed, ready to eat food with their bare hands and shall use suitable utensils such as deli tissue, spatulas, tongs, single-use gloves or dispensing equipment. P  
10. - Handsink in kitchen blocked by trashcan. Trashcan relocated at time of inspection. Handsinks behind the main bar on 1st floor observed with cleaning materials, straws, bar garnishes, and ice from drinks inside of basins. All handsinks cleaned out at time of inspection. (Corrected On Site)  2414.1 A handwashing sink shall be maintained so that it is accessible at all times for employee use. Pf  
15. - Food is not stored in a manner to protect from cross contamination (raw meats and eggs stored over sauces and produce inside of refrigerators. All foods relocated to proper shelves at time of inspection. (Corrected On Site)  802.1(a)-(b) Food shall be protected from cross contamination by: (a) Except as specified in Section 802.1(a)(3), separating raw animal foods during storage, preparation, holding, and display from: (1) Raw ready-to-eat food including other raw animal food such as fish for sushi or molluscan shellfish, or other raw ready-to-eat food such as fruits and vegetables; P and (2) Cooked ready-to-eat food; P and (3) Frozen, commercially processed and packaged raw animal food may be stored or displayed with or above frozen, commercially processed and packaged, ready-to eat food; (b) Except when combined as ingredients, separating types of raw animal foods from each other such as beef, fish, lamb, pork, and poultry during storage, preparation, holding, and display by: (1) Using separate equipment for each type; P or (2) Arranging each type of food in equipment so that cross contamination of one type with another is prevented, and (3) Preparing each type of food at different times or in separate areas. P  
22. - Temperature control for safety foods temp above 41 degrees F (large reach-in refrigerator). (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  1005.1 Except during preparation, cooking, or cooling, or when time is used as the public health control as specified in Section 1009, potentially hazardous food (time/ temperature control for safety food) shall be maintained: (b) At five degrees Celsius (5 degrees C) (forty-one degrees Fahrenheit (41 degrees F)) or less. P  
28. - Working containers of chemicals that are removed from original containers are not name labeled. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  3302.1 Working containers used for storing poisonous or toxic materials, such as cleaners and sanitizers taken from bulk supplies shall be clearly and individually identified with the common name of the material. Pf  
36. - There is no visible thermometer in the reach-in refrigerators. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  1524.2 Cold or hot holding equipment used for potentially hazardous food (time/temperature control for safety food) shall be designed to include and shall be equipped with at least one (1) integral or permanently affixed temperature measuring device that is located to allow easy viewing of the device's temperature display, except as specified in Section 1524.3.  
37. - Working containers of foods that are not easily recognizable are not name labeled (sauce bottles in kitchen). (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  803.1 Working containers holding food or food ingredients that are removed from their original packages for use in the food establishment, such as cooking oils, flour, herbs, potato flakes, salt, spices, and sugar shall be identified with the common name of the food, except that containers holding food that can be readily and unmistakably recognized, such as dry pasta, need not be identified.  
40. - Kitchen staff observed wearing wrist jewelry, necklaces, and hooped earrings while handling open foods. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  406.1 Persons working in direct contact with food, clean equipment and utensils, or unwrapped single-service and single-use articles shall not wear jewelry, including medical information jewelry on their arms or hands, except for a plain ring such as a wedding band.  
40. - Food employees observed not wearing a hair restraint while working with open food. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  502.1 Food employees shall wear clean and effective hair restraints, such as hairnets or beard nets, if appropriate, and clothing that covers body hair that are designed and worn to effectively keep hair from contacting exposed food, clean equipment and utensils, linens, and unwrapped single-service and single-use articles. Hats, caps, scarves or other head covers are acceptable if the hair is contained to prevent contamination. Hair spray and tying back the hair in a ponytail are not effective hair restraints.  
47. - Cutting boards observed discolored and deep cuts. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  1801.1 Surfaces such as cutting blocks and boards that are subject to scratching and scoring shall be resurfaced if they can no longer be effectively cleaned and sanitized, or discarded if they are not capable of being resurfaced.  
48. - There are no chemical test strips available to measure the concentration of the sanitizing solution (ammonia). (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS)  1608.1 A test kit or other device that accurately measures the concentration in micrograms per liter (mg/L) of sanitizing solutions shall be provided. Pf  
55. - Mops observed leaning against wall in mop sink area. (CORRECT VIOLATION WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS)  3205.1 After use, mops shall be placed in a position that allows them to air-dry without soiling walls, equipment, or supplies.  
 
Sanitizer: Quaternary Ammonium, 300 ppm, 0.0 pH, 67.0°F 
Sanitizer: Chlorine, 100 ppm, 0.0 pH, 123.0°F 
Sanitizer: Chlorine, 100 ppm, 0.0 pH, 122.0°F 
Temperatures
 Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp  Item/Location Temp
Sliced Tomatoes (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 48.0F Fruit - cut or sliced (Ice) (Cold Holding) 36.0F Blueberries (Ice) (Cold Holding) 38.0F French Toast Batter (Ice) (Cold Holding) 39.0F
Fish - Mahi Mahi (Oven) (Cooking) 190.0F Fish - Mahi Mahi (Oven) (Cooking) 188.0F Fish - Mahi Mahi (Refrigerator - drawer) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Cheese sauce (Hot Holding Unit) (Hot Holding) 168.0F
Black Bean Sauce (Hot Holding Unit) (Hot Holding) 170.0F Chipotle Mayo (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Mozzarella Cheese (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 41.0F Guacamole (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 40.0F
Pico de Gallo (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 38.0F Sliced Tomatoes (Sandwich Prep Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 39.0F Hot Water (3-compartment sink (Bar)) 110.0F Hot Water (3-compartment sink) 126.0F
Hot Water (Handwashing Sink) 116.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink) 115.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink) 118.0F Hot Water (Handwashing Sink) 124.0F
Corn (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 50.0F Pico de Gallo (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 55.0F Blueberries (Reach-in Refrigerator) (Cold Holding) 52.0F (Reach-in Freezer) 0.0F
(Reach-in Freezer) 14.0F            
Inspector Comments:
Correct cited items within 5 calendar days.
Correct cited items within 14 calendar days.
DC Health does not assign a grade, percentage, or rating for establishment inspection reports. We perform a pass-fail inspection. The amount of Priority, Priority Foundation, and Core violations are tallied at the top of each inspection report. DC Health also performs follow up inspections to ensure the violations which were cited on the initial report have been corrected. To view an establishment's inspection report, follow this link: https://dc.healthinspections.us.
  Julio Estrada 01/28/2023
 Person-in-Charge (Signature) (Print) Date
    Megan Johnson 121  01/28/2023 
  Inspector (Signature) (Print) Badge # Date
    FSHISD_2015_3