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The Quarter Rat #5 – the November issue

The Quarter Rat’s November 2022 issue is out on the “stands.” Get yaselves a copy before it’s too late.

You can find copies at Molly’s on Toulouse and other places scattered throughout the French Quarter. Good luck!

Restaurant Observation, Analysis, Corrections and Health Report

The following information listed in The Quarter Rat’s Restaurant Observation, Analysis, Corrections and Health Report are taken food service establishment inspections listed on the Louisiana Department of Health website.

The inspections are carried out unannounced by agents working for Department of Health and document violations considered “critical” and “noncritical.”

Inspection results are a matter of public record and are not indicative of wrongdoing. For more information on inspections conducted at New Orleans dining establishments, visit ldh.la.gov.

April 19:
10 a.m.
– Royal Frenchmen Hotel and Bar restaurant, 700 Frenchmen St., routine inspection; one critical violation, two noncritical violations:
– Food contact, equipment and utensils not cleaned.
10 a.m. – Royal Frenchmen Hotel and Bar, 700 Frenchmen St., routine inspection; two noncritical violations.
11:25 a.m. – Buffa’s Main Bar, 1001 Esplanade Avenue; follow-up inspection; one noncritical violation.
11:55 a.m. – Bourbon’s Orleans House restaurant, 718 Bourbon St., Unit B; routine inspection; two critical violations, six noncritical violations:
– Cold food not stored at temperature 41 degrees Fahrenheit or below (corrected on site).
– Cross contamination.
12:45 p.m. – Bourbon Heat, 711 Bourbon St.; routine inspection; six noncritical violations.
1:35 p.m. – The Italian Barrel, 430 Barracks St.; routine inspection; two critical violations and three noncritical violations:
– Ice machine not clean.
– Rinse water not proper temperature.
2:30 p.m. – Flambo Restaurant, 1101 Decatur St.; follow-up inspection; one non-critical violation.
3:10 p.m. – Finnegan’s Way, 717 Saint Peter St.; follow-up inspection; no violations.

April 20:
11:20 a.m. – Hyatt French Quarter Kitchen, 800 Iberville St., routine inspection; one critical violation, three noncritical violations:
– Cross contamination (corrected on site).
11:25 a.m. – Hyatt French Quarter Bar, 800 Iberville St., routine inspection; no violations.
11:35 a.m. – The Yard Restaurant restaurant, 437 Esplanade Ave., routine inspection; one critical violation (repeat), three noncritical violations:
– Food date marking (corrected on site).
12:05 p.m. – The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, main upstairs kitchen, 921 Canal St.; routine inspection; four noncritical violations.
12:10 p.m. – The Yard patio bar, 437 Esplanade Ave., routine inspection; no violations.
2:05 p.m. – J’s Seafood Dock, 1100 N. Peters St., Bay 25; routine inspection, two critical violations, nine noncritical violations:
– Food, date marking (corrected on site).
– Raw oysters not stored at temperature of 41 degrees Fahrenheit or below.
4 p.m. – Crazy Taco, 1140 Decatur St., routine inspection; no violations.

April 21:
11 a.m. – Wakin’ Bakin’, 900 Dumaine St., routine inspection; six critical violations, six noncritical violations:
– Food date marking (repeat, corrected on site).
– Current state food safety certificate not held by owner or designated employee.
– Chemical sanitization sink setup (corrected on site).
– Toxic labeling (corrected on site).
– Toxic storage (corrected on site).
12:15 p.m. – Cafe Pontalba, 546 Saint Peter St.; routine inspection; six critical violations, 14 noncritical violations:
– Food not date-marked (repeat, corrected on site).
– Cold food not stored at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or below (corrected on site).
– Cross contamination (repeat, corrected on site).
– Ice machine not clean.
1:05 p.m. – CC’s Gourmet Coffee House, 941 Royal St.; routine inspection; four critical violations, four noncritical violations:
– Food date marking (corrected on site).
– Ice machine not clean.
– Toxic storage (corrected on site).
– Backflow prevention.
2:30 p.m. – Felipe’s Taqueria French Quarter restaurant, 301 N. Peters St.; routine inspection; one noncritical violation.
2:45 p.m. – Felipe’s Taqueria French Quarter restaurant, 301 N. Peters. St.; follow-up inspection; six noncritical violations.

April 22:
11 a.m. – Mother Nature’s Cupboard, 1100 N. Peters St.; routine inspection; one critical violation and 11 noncritical violations:
– Coffee machine not clean (repeat).
12 p.m. – Bourbon’s Orleans House restaurant, 718 Bourbon St., Unit B; follow-up inspection; two noncritical violations.
12:45 p.m. – Adolfo’s restaurant, 611 Frenchmen St.; routine inspection; three noncritical violations.
1:25 p.m. – Dat Dog downstairs bar, 601 Frenchmen St., routine inspection; two critical violations, one noncritical violation:
– Food contact, equipment and utensils not cleaned (repeat, corrected on site).
1:50 p.m. – Dat Dog upstairs bar, 601 Frenchmen St., routine inspection; two noncritical violations.
2:30 p.m. – Royal Frenchmen Hotel and Bar restaurant, 700 Frenchmen St., follow-up inspection; no violations.
3:10 p.m. – The Italian Barrel, 430 Barracks St.; follow-up inspection; no violations.
3:45 p.m. – CC’s Gourmet Coffee House, 941 Royal St.; follow-up inspection; no violations.

April 25:
10:35 a.m. – Willie’s Chicken Shack, 428 Canal St.; routine inspection; one critical violation, 11 noncritical violations:
– Roaches present in the establishment.
10:45 a.m. – Cafe Beignet IV, 311 Bourbon St.; routine inspection; two critical violations, six noncritical violations:
– Hot food stored at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit (corrected on site).
– Equipment, chemical sanitization setup (corrected on site).
12 p.m. – Cafe Beignet, 600 Decatur St.; routine inspection; four noncritical violations.
12:45 p.m. – Hard Rock Cafe restaurant, 125 Bourbon St.; routine inspection; one critical violation, four noncritical violations:
– Cold food not stored at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or below (corrected on site).
1:30 p.m. – Cafe Fleur de Lis restaurant, 307 Chartres St.; routine inspection; three critical violations, eight noncritical violations:
– Cold food not stored at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or below (corrected on site).
– Potato cutter not clean after food contact (repeat, corrected on site).
2:15 p.m. – Voodoo Pizza, 705 Canal St.; routine inspection; three critical violations, two noncritical violations:
– Food not time-marked (corrected on site).
– Equipment, chemical sanitization setup (corrected on site).
– Toxic storage (corrected on site).
3 p.m. – Dixie Market grocery, 501 Canal St.; routine inspection; one noncritical violation.

April 27:
9:30 a.m.
– Oceana Grill main kitchen, 739 Conti St.; routine inspection; one critical violation, 12 noncritical violations:
– Ice machine not cleaned (corrected on site).
10 a.m. – Oceana Grill oyster bar, 739 Conti St.; routine inspection; two noncritical violations.
10:30 a.m. – Matassa’s Market deli/kitchen, 1001 Dauphone St.; routine inspection; two critical violations and five noncritical violations:
– Cross contamination, equipment to food (corrected on site).
– Cross contamination, food to food (corrected on site).
10:45 a.m. – Subway #3958, 237 N. Peters St.; routine inspection; one critical violation and four noncritical violations:
– Hot food too cold, held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit: meatballs were at 90 degrees Fahrenheit (corrected on site).
10:45 a.m. – Willie’s Chicken Shack, 428 Canal St.; follow-up inspection; one critical violation, three noncritical violations:
– Roaches present in the establishment (repeat).
11:30 a.m. – Ghost Cafe restuarant, 606 Iberville St.; routine inspection; two critical violations and three noncritical violations:
– Current food safety certificate not held by owner or designated employee.
– Chemical containers not labeled (corrected on site).
12:15 p.m. – NOLA Sugar and Spice, 237 Royal St.; routine inspection; four noncritical violations.
1 p.m. – Our Bar (Back Space bar), 139 Chartres St.; routine inspection; six critical violations and six noncritical violations:
– Food not date-marked (corrected on site).
– Potato slicer not clean.
– Three-compartment sink not properly used (corrected on site).
– Toxic labeling (repeat, corrected on site).
Roaches present in the establishment.
1:15 p.m. – Cafe Pontalba, 546 Saint Peter St., follow-up inspection; no violations.
2 p.m. – Istanbul Cafe bar, 109 Royal St.; routine inspection; one critical violation and two noncritical violations:
– Chemical containers not labeled (corrected on site).
2 p.m. – Lebanon Grill, 1122 Decatur St.; routine inspection; no violations.
2:45 p.m. – Amorino Gelato, 637 Canal St.; routine inspection; one critical violation and three noncritical violations:
– Chemical containers not labeled (corrected on site).
4:40 p.m. – Key Fuel Mart, 1139 N. Rampart St.; follow-up inspection; one critical violation:
– Backflow prevention (repeat).

April 28:
10 a.m. – Mother Nature’s Cupboard, 1100 N. Peters St.; follow-up inspection; no violations.
10:50 a.m. – The French Market Restaurant, 1001 Decatur St.; routine inspection; six critical violations and six noncritical violations:
– Food, date marking (repeat, corrected on site).
– Hot food held under temperature (corrected on site).
– Current food safety certificate not held by owner or designated employee.
– Food contact utensils and surfaces not clean (corrected on site).
– Chemical containers not labeled (corrected on site).
11:15 a.m. – Harrah’s Casino Starbucks, 8 Canal St.; routine inspection; one noncritical violation.
11:35 a.m. – The French Market Restaurant oyster bar, 1001 Decatur St.; routine inspection; two critical violations:
– Chemical containers not labeled (corrected on site).
– Chemicals not stored properly (corrected on site).
11:50 a.m. – McAlister’s Deli #1144, 4 Canal St.; routine inspection; two critical violations and five noncritical violations:
– Food not cooked/served/discarded within specified time period (repeat, corrected on site).
12:20 p.m. – Zhang Dynasty Asian Bistro bar, 1141 Decatur St.; routine inspection; three critical violations:
– Employee drinking in food prep area that required protection (corrected on site).
– Equipment and utensils not clean (corrected on site).
– Toxic storage (corrected on site).
12:25 p.m. – Fuddrucker’s, 4 Canal St.; routine inspection; two critical violations and four noncritical violations:
– Soda nozzles not clean (corrected on site).
– Three-compartment sink not properly used in sequence to wash, rinse and sanitize (corrected on site).
12:45 p.m. – Zhang Dynasty Asian Bistro restaurant, 1141 Decatur St.; routine inspection; one critical violation and seven critical violations:
– Food date marking (corrected on site).
3:30 p.m. – Creole Delicacies grocery, 533 St. Ann St.; routine inspection; one noncritical violation.
3:55 p.m. – Creole Delicacies demonstration kitchen, 533 St. Ann St.; routine inspection; two noncritical violations.

May 3:
10 a.m. – Pere Antoine, 741 Royal St.; routine inspection; four critical violations and five noncritical violations:
– Food date marking (corrected on site).
– Cold food not properly stored (corrected on site).
– Raw animal food not separated from ready-to-eat food (corrected on site).
– Equipment/utensils with potentially hazardous food not cleaned every four hours (corrected on site).
10:55 a.m. – Betty’s restaurant, 700 Burgundy St.; routine inspection; four critical violations and four noncritical violations:
– Food date marking (corrected on site).
– Plates not clean.
– Backflow prevention.
Flies present in the establishment.
11:40 a.m. – Huge Ass Cantina restaurant, 706 Bourbon St.; routine inspection; two critical violations and seven noncritical violations:
– Food equipment and utensils not clean (corrected on site).
– Chlorine sanitizing sink not within proper range (corrected on site).
12:35 p.m. – Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop, 941 Bourbon St.; routine inspection; three critical violations and five noncritical violations:
– Cold food not stored properly (corrected on site).
– Food equipment and utensils not clean (repeat, corrected on site).
1 p.m. – Our Bar (Back Space bar), 139 Chartres St.; follow-up inspection; one noncritical violation.
1:20 p.m. – Lower D Sports Saloon, 1200 Decatur St.; routine inspection; two critical violations and two noncritical violations:
– Food date marking (repeat).
– Ice machine not clean (repeat).
1:25 p.m. – Jimmy J’s Cafe, 115 Chartres St.; follow-up inspection; one critical violation:
– Current food safety certificate not held by owner or employee (repeat).
1:45 p.m. – Jimmy J’s Cafe, 115 Chartres St.; routine inspection; one critical violation and four noncritical violations:
– Chlorine sanitizing sink not within proper range (corrected on site).
2:05 p.m. – The Italian Barrel, 430 Barracks St.; routine inspection; one critical violation:
– Non-food equipment accumulated with dust, dirt, etc.
2:25 p.m. – Jimani, 141 Chartres, St.; follow-up inspection; one critical violation and one noncritical violation:
– Current food safety certificate not held by owner or employee (repeat).
2:40 p.m. – Jimani, 141 Chartres St.; routine inspection; two critical violations and five noncritical violations:
– Cold food not properly stored (corrected on site).
– Current food safety certificate not held by restaurant owner or employee (repeat).
3:20 p.m. – Estrella, 237 Decatur St.; complaint inspection; five noncritical violations.

May 4:
11:45 a.m. – Walgreen’s #4305, 900 Canal St.; routine inspection; five noncritical violations.
12:10 p.m. – CVS Pharmacy #763, 800 Canal St.; routine inspection; six noncritical violations.
2:50 p.m. – Palace Cafe bar, 605 Canal St.; routine inspection; one critical violation and six noncritical violations:
Rodents present in establishment.
3:15 p.m. – Palace Cafe bar, 605 Canal St.; routine inspection; one noncritical violation.
3:30 p.m. – Palace Cafe second story restaurant, 605 Canal St.; routine inspection; two noncritical violations.

May 5:
10:10 a.m. – Favela Chic restaurant, 525 Frenchmen St.; routine inspection; two noncritical violations.
11 a.m. – Stanley, 547 Saint Peter St.; routine inspection; five noncritical violations.
2 p.m. – Wasabi Sushi and Bar restaurant, 900 Frenchmen St.; routine inspection; eight noncritical violations.
2:55 p.m. – Petite Amalie, 900 Royal St.; routine inspection; three critical violations and six noncritical violations:
– Food date marking (repeat, corrected on site).
– Cross contamination (corrected on site).

May 6:
11:45 a.m. – Muriel’s, second floor kitchen, 801 Chartres St.; routine inspection; three critical violations and four noncritical violations:
– Food date marking (corrected on site).
– Food equipment and utensils not clean (corrected on site).
– Chlorine sanitizing sink not within proper range (corrected on site).
12:25 p.m. – Muriel’s first floor kitchen, 801 Chartres St.; routine inspection; one critical violation and four noncritical violations:
– Food date marking (corrected on site).






Reports: 42-year-old man arrested after tip jar stolen, woman punched in the face after pursuit near Jackson Square

A 42-year-old man was arrested by New Orleans Police Sunday and is accused of stealing a tip jar and punching a woman in the face after she tried chasing him following the altercations near Jackson Square.

The incident was reported as an armed robbery with a knife at about 3:48 p.m. near the intersection of Decatur and Saint Ann streets, NOPD logs show.

New Orleans Police said the alleged suspect identified as Kenneth Carlson, stole a knife from a 47-year-old woman shortly before stealing a tip jar from a 59-year-old woman, who was able to retrieve the tip jar, according to nola.com.

Additionally, police said a 50-year-old woman briefly pursed Carlson on foot before he punched in the face, the newspaper reported.

Carlson, however, had been previously arrested earlier this month on a charge of simple battery but was released on his own recognizance with the condition he enter a drug and alcohol treatment program, according to WVUE.

As Carlson was being transported to the facility, Carlson jumped out of the vehicle when it stopped at an intersection, according to the news channel, citing court records.

A court subsequently issued an arrest warrant for Carlson, but wasn’t arrested until after Sunday’s incident.

Orleans Parish Justice Center online records show Carlson was booked into jail on suspicion of charges that include armed robbery, resisting a police officer, simple battery and theft.

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The Quarter Rat’s continuously updated list of local service industry jobs

LAST UPDATED: April 25, 2022, 1:52 p.m. CST.

Do you want a job? Or better yet, do you need one? Welcome to The Quarter Rat’s job board.

I dig through social media and the web for open service industry, etc. positions in and around the French Quarter, and put ’em right fucking here. Many of these places don’t even advertise, much less tell people they’re hiring. But if you want to know if they are, you’ve come to the right place. Cash your last social security check, sober up, sharpen your skills and get a fucking job because you’ve got mouths to feed, namely mine. Good luck. (Wages/salary and other information posted when available).

If you want me to post your opening, send me an email at otis@thequarterrat.com.

April 25, 2022:
10:05 a.m.
Experienced chef, Local 718 at 718 Bourbon St. Chefs needed for AM shifts, including from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; mid-shifts, 5:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.; and night shifts, from 1:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Pay: $13/hour, plus tip-out. Contact Kristen at 504-444-3606.
10:22 a.m. – Hiring event for servers, bartenders, dishwashers, security, bands, food runners and host at 700 Bourbon St. on April 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Applicants asked to bring a pen and two forms of ID. Pay: $12/hour or more.
10:29 a.m. – Bartenders/servers/doorman for four locations: Jean Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop, 941 Bourbon St.; Lafitte’s Hotel Bar, 1003 Bourbon St.; Maison Bourbon, 641 Bourbon St.; My Bar @635/Ticklers, 635 Bourbon St. Apply at location or email to mybar635@yahoo.com.

April 24, 2022:
10:22 p.m. – Experienced line cook, Royal House, 441 Royal St., 504-528-2601. Pay: $12-18/hour and benefits. Apply here.

April 20, 2022:
11:11 a.m.
– Dishwasher, Louisiana Pizza Kitchen, 95 French Market Place, 504-522-9500. More info here.
11:15 a.m. – Salad/prep cook, Louisiana Pizza Kitchen, 95 French Market Pl., 504-522-9500. Part-time, $14/hour.

April 19, 2022:
2:23 p.m. – Door attendant, Bourbon O Bar, 730 Bourbon St., 504-523-2222. Needed for three nights per week, hours from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., pay: $15/hour. Responsibilities include greeting guests in a friendly manner, maintaining a professional appearance, ensuring legal compliance by following Louisiana liquor laws, etc. Security experience a plus. It’s Bourbon Street so “liking people is mandatory.” Apply here.

April 18, 2022
5:36 p.m. – Candy maker, Leah’s Pralines, 714 St. Louis St., 504-523-5662. Job consists of making pralines, brittles, frosted pecans, dessert sauces, and fudge, as well as weighing and packaging candy to sell. Apply here with resume.
1:39 p.m. – Experienced chefs, Local 718, 718 Bourbon St. Pay: $13/hour, plus tip-out. Contact Kristin at 504-444-3606.
9:55 a.m. – Fine dining server, Antoine’s, 713 St. Louis St., 504-581-4422. Full- or part-time, with benefits.
7:37 a.m. – Morning line cooks, Cafe Fleur de Lis, 307 Chartres St., 504-529-9641. Full-time, $14.50/hour. Apply here.

April 16, 2022
3:30 p.m. – Dishwasher/food prep, Port of Call, 838 Esplanade Ave., 504-523-0120; email resume.
7:33 a.m. – Bartenders, Troubadour Hotel, 1111 Gravier St., 504-518-5800; $13/hour, plus tips and full benefits, part-time available. Shifts: 2-10:30 p.m., experience preferred but willing to train. Click here for more information.

April 15, 2022
9:13 a.m. – Line cook, Coterie Restaurant and Oyster Bar, 135 Decatur St., 504-529-8600. “Ideal” candidates must be “punctual, professional and have a positive attitude.” Apply here.
9:05 a.m. – Experienced line cooks, Crescent City Brewhouse, 527 Decatur St., 504-522-0571; $15-20/hour and benefits.
8:32 a.m. – Food servers, Coterie Restaurant and Oyster Bar; hiring servers for day and night shifts. Applicants must have experience and be “committed to customer service.” Send email with resume or come in person to meet with a manager.
7:53 a.m. – Full- or part-time cook, Cane and Table, 1113 Decatur St., 504-581-1112. Offers “great” base pay and kitchen is part of tip pool. Applicants should possess qualities that include punctuality, friendliness, cleanliness, can “perform in high volume” and is “able to take instruction. Apply here.
7:41 a.m. – Host/hostess, Coterie Restaurant and Oyster Bar; hiring candidates for day and night shifts. Applicants must have experience and be “committed to customer service.” Email your resume or come in person to meet with a manager.

April 14, 2022
6:48 p.m. – Barker position, Prohibition, 333 Bourbon St., 504-231-8519.
5:30 p.m. – Front-and-back-of-house, Cafe Sbisa, 1011 Decatur St., 504-522-5565. Hiring positions for: FOH manager, servers, bussers, hosts, bartenders, cooks and food runners. Ideal candidate must “take pride in their work, keep a positive attitude, be a driven team player and must possess great interpersonal communication skills.” Must have minimum two years experience, preferably in fine dining. Apply here with a resume.
3:20 p.m.“Immediate” need for high-volume bartenders, Tropical Isle, 435/600/721/727 Bourbon St. A “golden opportunity” to work for one of the “top rated” bars in the French Quarter. Applicants must pass a background check, work in a team, be able to “know the rules and follow them,” have a “professional appearance and demeanor,” be “willing to do what ever needs to be done.” Apply in person or email resume, with references, at contact@tropicalisle.com.
3:19 p.m. – Experienced barback, Tropical Isle, apply in person at 435/600/721/727 Bourbon St. Applicants must be professional, energetic, willing to work in a team, be able to “follow the rules with a smile,” be “proactive” and know how to “get things done without asking” and be able to treat “his” fellow co-workers and all customers with respect.
3:19 p.m. – Experienced security, Tropical Isle, apply in person at 435/600/721/727 Bourbon St. Immediate hire; professionals only.
3:11 p.m. – Dishwashers/bartenders/cooks, Buffa’s, 1001 Esplanade Ave., 504-949-0038. Cooks needed for Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday shifts from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., $14/hour, plus tips. Bartender/servers needed for weekend night shifts, $8/hour, plus tips. Dishwashers offered $10/hour, plus tips. All openings immediate.
12:23 p.m. – Wait staff/experienced kitchen staff/bartenders/hostesses, Deanie’s, 841 Iberville St., 504-581-1316. Applications and interviews scheduled for Monday and Thursday, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
11:14 a.m. – Front desk clerk and bartender, Lafitte Hotel and Bar, 1003 Bourbon St., 504-581-2678. Starting pay: $12/hour, with raise of $13 after six months. Send email with resume.