D.C. Department of Health inspectors suspended Red Toque Express's license Aug. 22 because of 28 total food establishment violations. The small cafe at 1003 Wisconsin Ave., NW, offers coffee, sandwiches and refrigerated beverages.
The cafe did not have a certified food protection manager on duty when inspectors stopped by.
During their visit, the inspector found nine critical code violations and 19 non-critical violations.
When an establishment has six or more critical violations that cannot be corrected on site during the inspection, the business license is automatically suspended and closed.
The infractions at Red Toque Express ranged from unclean toilets to food boxes stored on the floor to a refrigerator not capable of maintaining foods at a temperature of 41 degrees Fahrenheit or below.
The manager told 9 Wants to Know "I dispute it all" when asked about the violations.
Many other Georgetown establishments were inspected this summer, some as a routine and others in response to complaints. For the purposes of this article, Patch included inspections that dated from June 1 onward. Toque Express had the most violations. In June, QDoba has its license suspended for one day because of repeat violations.
|Business||Type of Inspection||Date||Critical||Non-Critical||Total|
|Moby Dick II House of Kabob||Routine||08/22||0||2||2|
|Nick's Riverside Grille||Initial Inspection||08/13||1||3||4|
|QDoba Mexican Grill||Routine||05/24||4||1||5|
|QDoba Mexican Grill||Follow-up||06/05||8||1||9|
|QDoba Mexican Grill||Restoration||06/06||0||0||0|
|Red Toque Express||Routine||08/22||9||19||28|
|Tony & Joe's||Initial||08/13||0||3||3|
|Wagner's Liquor||License Renewal||06/05||0||0||0|
Dates in italics fall before the June 1 date Patch looked at for this article, but were included to explain why a follow-up date appeared over the summer.