Gross Out: Live Roaches Crawling on the Food at Cyclo
By Amy Silverman
This one makes me sad. I love Cyclo, the innovative, funky Vietnamese restaurant in Chandler.
Apparently the Maricopa County restaurant inspectors didn't love it so much, during their most recent inspection, July 17. (It should be noted that this was the only "no award" inspection online for Cyclo; the previous reports have been silver and gold.)
I can live with worn cutting boards, the wrong kind of toothpick dispenser and even raw chicken stored above cooked foods.
But spring rolls with no expiration date? A "filthy" floor under the cooking equipment? A broken fridge?
And the worst: "LIVE ROACHES WERE FOUND IN THE KITCHEN CRAWLING ON THE FOOD," the county inspector wrote. "THE FOOD WAS VOLUNTARILY DESTROYED BY THE MGMT. HAVE AN EXTERMINATOR EXTERMINATE THE ROACHES AND SAVE THE RECEIPT TO SHOW ON THE REINSPECTION."
Oh yeah, and this order from the inspectors, as if the crawlers weren't enough: "CLEAN UP THE DEAD ROACHES."
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