Monday, February 12, 2007


WTHR has been covering health code violations at Indianapolis area restaurants (here is the list of the top offenders for 2006).

The results, of course, are great blog fodder.

Tops on the Marion County list for total number of critical violations (41) and tops on the list for the number of non-critical violations (91) is Sushi on the Rocks at 235 S. Meridian, Indianapolis.

Second on the list is Mexico City Grill, 8028 South Emerson Avenue, Indianapolis, which has a seemingly inconsequential (in comparison) 25 critical violations and 22 non-critical.

Several Indy blogs have reported that Sushi on the Rocks is co-owned by Bill Mays and Lacy Johnson, two of the principal investors in the controversial 300 East bar in the Julia Carson Government Center, crediting a story by Susan Guyett of The Indianapolis Star from 18 December 2005 as the source for this information.

This Indianapolis Observer wonders why Sushi on the Rocks wasn't shut down by the Marion County Health Department until all the violations were corrected, and awaits the results of the first 2007 health department inspection.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My understanding is that it barely avoids being closed down each time. Ice is running a whole bar without any sinks at all. Would you drink from somewhere, where there is no way to clean anything?