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Popular brunch spot aces DHEC Inspection

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Mykonos is a Greek restaurant in Myrtle Beach. During Department of Health and Environmental Control's (DHEC) recent visit, the inspector noted a critical violation after reportedly finding the presence of small flies throughout the restaurant. According to the report, this is the second consecutive time a DHEC inspector has cited Mykonos for the same problem.

[Click here to read Mykono's full DHEC inspection report PDF.doc]

The restaurant also received a critical violation for not having hand towels at each sink. Inspectors say only the bar sink had the proper hand towel, but that sink was covered improperly. Mykonos  was cited with 10 additional violations. the report shows a list of items in the kitchen that were not up to DHEC's cleanliness standards,  including the  dishwasher, sink ,drink nozzle, cutting board , ventilator hood and utensils.

Inspectors left behind instructions to clean the shelves floors, ceilings and walls and to fix broken pipes.

The restaurant's manager, Hunter Thames, says pest control came in Thursday to fix the problem with flies and he is confident Mykonos will score an ‘A' on DHEC's follow up inspection scheduled for next week.

Croissants in Myrtle Beach also had a visit from DHEC and aced the routine inspection. The inspector found five violations.  "They always find something and sometimes it's just some silly little things," said restaurant owner Heidi Vukov.

[Click here to read Croissant's full DHEC inspection report PDF.doc]

The report shows inspectors left instructions behind to fix a burned out light and to clean the shelves and floors in the walk-in fridge. Vukov says they keep a strict cleaning regimen to keep the bistro and bakery up to par.

"We try very hard to keep an extremely clean kitchen. We have a wonderful staff here. I'm very happy to say everyone one works very hard to make sure everything is done the way it's supposed to be done."

Croissants scored a 95, an ‘A' rating.

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