This edition of the Sick and Shut Down List includes some chains (Wendy’s, Chipotle, Einstein’s Bagels), a country club (Woodlands) and the usual roaches, rodents, unwashed hands and objectionable odors.
The USDA released the list of retail stores that likely received the raw turkey products recalled by Jennie-O, a Hormel company, in connection with a salmonella outbreak that’s sickened 164 in 35 states.
Alerts from the CDC and FDA warn consumers to avoid all romaine lettuce while the organization investigates another E. coli outbreak that’s linked to the salad favorite. The outbreak has touched 11 states and Canada already.
Violations from no restrooms for customers because one’s being used as an office to flies on croissants, got 13 restaurants in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties shut down over two weeks.
10 restaurants in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties, including a Dunkin Donuts and a Waffle House, got shut down last week after inspections turned up violations in rodents, roaches, flies and hand washing.
A new cookbook says Key lime pie was created in a Borden test kitchen in 1931, a claim that challenges Key West lore. Author Stella Parks says the pie was created to sell more condensed milk while local author David Sloan says a pie recipe found in a millionaire’s pantry predates Borden’s work.
Hurricane Irma washed away homes and hope from the Florida Keys. But in one of the hardest-hit regions, it couldn’t knock out the only hospital in town. Fishermen’s Community Hospital was ruined but on Monday it installed 8,000 square feet of modular buildings at 5701 Overseas Hwy.
The New Jersey Turnpike Authority lost its legal fight to stop a Florida Keys pizza shop from using a logo the agency says too closely resembles its well-known sign. A U.S. Patent Office appeals board sided with the pizza shop this month.
It’s been almost eight months since the Keys were struck by Hurricane Irma on Sept. 10, 2017. The latest sign of recovery comes with the opening of Islamorada’s historic Cheeca Lodge & Spa on March 30 over Easter weekend.
With the damage from Hurricane Irma receding into the distance with every passing day, tourism in Key West has largely returned to normal. The latest sign of progress is the April 1 opening of the Havana Cabana hotel (3420 N. Roosevelt Blvd.; 305-294-5541) in New Town.
Nadine Brown and Joshua Stumpf were selected as the winning couple of the Stars & Stripes Dream Wedding Getaway from Hawks Cay Resort. This is the video they recorded with their newborn son to enter the contest.