Crumps Landing hit by second fire since 2004

Crumps Landing hit by second fire since 2004

Homosassa — It was a sad day for Citrus County as the main tiki hut at Crumps Landing, located at 11210 West Halls River Road, Homosassa, was destroyed by a fire. This is the second time Crumps Landing has faced tragedy. The waterfront tiki was also destroyed by a fire in 2004. Emergency crews were […]

Home of the six-pound burrito challenge

Home of the six-pound burrito challenge

Crystal River — In a family, friendly environment where the food is always prepared with the freshest of ingredients, awaits a behemoth dish for one person. The owners of the Riviera Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, located at 1935 SE U.S. Highway 19, pride themselves on great food, service, and promise to always make you feel […]

Burgers, flies, and more…McDonald’s forced to close

Burgers, flies, and more…McDonald’s forced to close

McDonald’s, located at 3595 West Silver Springs Boulevard Ocala, was immediately shut down after an emergency order was issued on May 23, following a routine inspection. The restaurant was allowed to reopen on May 24 but will need a follow-up inspection after a time extension was given. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation cites […]

Side of roach with your donut?

Side of roach with your donut?

Dunkin’ Donuts, located at 3622 West Silver Springs Boulevard Ocala, was immediately shut down after an emergency order was issued on May 23, following a routine inspection. The restaurant was allowed to reopen on May 24 but will need a follow-up inspection after a time extension was given. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation […]

Food court restaurant had hundreds of rodent droppings

Food court restaurant had hundreds of rodent droppings

A Chinese restaurant, Mandarin Express, located at 3100 College Road, Ocala (inside the Paddock Mall), was closed down due to hundreds of rodent droppings and other violations. Majority of the issues noted by the inspector were serious, repeat violations. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation cites violations of Florida’s sanitation and safety laws, which […]

Pineapple Sam’s Cafe shut down for 24-hours following inspection

Pineapple Sam’s Cafe shut down for 24-hours following inspection

Silver Springs — Pineapple Sam’s Cafe, located at 18976 E Hwy 40, Silver Springs, was immediately shut down after an emergency order was issued on November 8 by the state. The restaurant was allowed to reopen on November 9, but will a follow-up inspection this week. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation cites violations […]

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburger was shut down following complaint, allowed to reopen after 24-hrs

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburger was shut down following complaint, allowed to reopen after 24-hrs

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburger, located at 3558 SW College Road, was immediately shut down after it was inspected following a consumer complaint. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation visited the establishment on October 11. The fast-food restaurant was ordered to close for one day, and allowed to reopen on October 12 after violations […]

High priority violations at local winghouse

High priority violations at local winghouse

Silver Springs — MJ’s Pizza And Winghouse, located at 5195 E Silver Springs Boulevard, was inspected following a consumer complaint. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation visited the establishment on September 25. According to the inspector’s report, food and a cardboard container were stored inside the ice that the restaurant used for drinks. A  […]

Pasta Faire restaurant in Belleview received high priority violations

Pasta Faire restaurant in Belleview received high priority violations

Pasta Faire restaurant in Belleview received several high priority violations after they were visited by health inspectors. Many of the violations were repeat violations and considered potentially hazardous to consumers. The violations are as follows: Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried – wet nesting. Multiple containers at the dry storage shelf in front of dish machine. […]

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen restaurant nearly finished

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen restaurant nearly finished

[Last updated on September 27, 2018, at 7:31 p.m.] The much anticipated $1.2 million Cheddar’s restaurant at 4065 SW State Road 200, west of Interstate 75, is nearly finished. Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen has made-from-scratch food since the 70s. The founders, Aubrey Good, and Doug Rogers, believe that when a meal is prepared and cooked fresh […]

No sauce, hold the roaches, pizza restaurant closed

No sauce, hold the roaches, pizza restaurant closed

Little Caesars Pizza restaurant in Belleview was shut down after health inspectors found several high priority violations that were never corrected by management. The restaurant is located at 10135 Southeast U.S. 441, Belleview. The inspector issued a stop-sale order after pizza sauce was found sitting in a cooler, which had been made two days prior […]

“Ba da ba ba ba” “You’ll love it”

“Ba da ba ba ba” “You’ll love it”

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Post has received dozens of e-mails asking about the McDonald’s on County Road 484. Well, it’s out with the old and in with a whole new modernized look. The biggest concerns from residents seemed to be focused on parking issues and how long morning commuters would have to go without their […]