Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

September 10, 2013

RC food establishments inspected

Diane Raver The Herald-Tribune
The Batesville Herald-Tribune

---- — A Ripley County restaurant has shown improvement over the past six months in its surprise Ripley County retail food establishment inspections.

From Nov. 14, 2012-May 17, the Old Brick Tavern, Sunman, has had 14 critical and 14 noncritical violations. The more serious infractions ranged from a drain leaking into the basement and insects in the kitchen to date markings not being used and equipment not looking or feeling clean. Noncritical items included a vent hood having a buildup of debris, sink basins at the bar needing to be cleaned and utensils being stored in a nonfood grade bucket.

For the most recent inspection last quarter, the report stated the employees/owner were “making progress – continue cleaning.” Two critical violations that day – cheese uncovered in the refrigerator and fish uncovered in the freezer –and a noncritical item – a nonshielded light – were corrected. However, more lighting was still needed in the kitchen, a less serious issue.

Other county establishments also had critical issues, many dealing with inadequate temperatures, uncovered food in refrigerators/freezers, items in or on handwash-only sinks and dirty ice machines. Some common noncritical items were pans not being air dried prior to stacking and lack of towels at the handwash station.

The findings for Batesville establishments included Batesville Food Mart, seven critical violations and three noncritical; Walhill Farm/The Butcher Shoppe Bar & Grill, five critical and four noncritical; Casa Mexicana, five critical and two noncritical; Benny’s Bar, four critical and six noncritical; Gallery Cafe, four critical and five noncritical; Weiler’s Hobo Hut, four critical and four noncritical; Hillcrest Golf & Country Club, four critical and one noncritical; East Bowl Family Fun Center, two critical and four noncritical; Big Four Cafe, Ertel Cellars Winery & Bistro, Huck’s, Lil’ Charlie’s Restaurant & Brewery and Sherman House, two critical and one noncritical; Skyline Chili, two critical; Arby’s, one critical and four noncritical; Schmidt Bakery, one critical and three noncritical; Aramark/Hill-Rom Cafe and Ison’s Family Pizza, one critical and two noncritical; Pizza Haus, one critical and one noncritical; and Knights of Columbus, Harmeyer’s Market and Snikkers & Peanuts, one critical.

Other reports: The Reservation, Milan, six critical and four noncritical violations; Bonaparte’s Retreat, Napoleon, five critical and three noncritical; Osgood Mart/K K Petroleum, four critical and four noncritical; Haessig’s Market, Milan, four critical; Osgood Food Mart and Ernie’s Pizza, Versailles, three critical and three noncritical; Red Barn Restaurant, Osgood, and Hong Dragon, Versailles, three critical and two noncritical; Momma Milano’s, Milan, two critical and five noncritical; D.J.’s Place, Milan, two critical and four noncritical; Cash Saver Market, Versailles, two critical and two noncritical; Browning Camp Restaurant, Dillsboro, and Subway, Nickelo’s Pizza, Dairy Queen and Divot’s Bar & Grille, Milan, two critical and one noncritical; Subway and Rexville Farm Market, Versailles, and Exxon Tiger Mart, Sunman, two critical; Whippel’s Tavern, Sunman, one critical and three noncritical; Osgood Grub Co., Tiers & Cheers, Sunman, Crossroads Family Restaurant, Gold Star Chili and Pollard’s Bowl & Po’s Pub, Versailles, one critical and two noncritical; Hog Rock Cafe and Hometown Grill, Milan, Sunman IGA and Tha Store Cafe, Sunman, and Country Creations, Dairy Queen and JAP Food Mart, Versailles, one critical and one noncritical; and Best Buy Grocery, Cross Plains, Indian Trail BP, Milan, and Southeastern Career Center, Versailles, one critical.

Some establishments received only noncritical violations: Wing Co., Batesville, six; Delaware BP, Osgood, four; Friendship Tavern & Family Restaurant, Save on Tobacco, Batesville, Napoleon Tavern and Jay C Store, Osgood, three each; KFC and Classic Pizza, Batesville, Friendship Tavern, Fallen Timbers Sorghum Mill and VFW Post 6234, Milan, and Whistle Stop Cafe, Osgood, two each; Randy’s Roadhouse and Dairy Queen, Batesville, Otter’s Grocery, Cross Plains, Friendship Grocery, Family Dollar Store and Jay C Store, Milan, Trackside Pizza, Osgood, B & G Dairy Bar, Big K, Classic Pizza and Family Dollar Store, Sunman, and Versailles Shell and Breezy Acre Foods, Versailles, one each.

In addition, 36 had no violations: Batesville Commissary, Batesville Intermediate School, Batesville Middle School, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Indian Lakes Resort, LaRosa’s, Becky’s Best, CVS, Langen Meats, St. Louis Elementary School and Tuba’s Place, Batesville; Otter’s Grocery Store, Cross Plains; Stutler’s Friendship Grocery, Friendship; Holton Food Mart and Frank & Joann’s Bar, Holton; Milan Elementary School, Milan High School, American Legion Post 235 and Big K, Milan; Boehner’s Market and Youngman’s Marathon, Napoleon; Dollar General Store, Jac-Cen-Del Elementary School and Jac-Cen-Del High School, Osgood; Sunman Elementary School, St. Nicholas School and Senior Nutrition Center, Sunman; and Alco Discount Store, Family Dollar Store, Pat’s Bulk Food, American Legion Post 173, McDonald’s, CVS, South Ripley Elementary School, South Ripley High School and Rolling Pin, Versailles.

Diane Raver can be contacted at or 812-934-4343, Ext. 114.