Hampden Café Closes Briefly After Inspection
A Jan. 16 inspection found that the holding temperature for cold foods was out of compliance.
Hampden Lane's Hampden Café recently closed after county health inspectors found food being kept "at potentially dangerous temperatures, no hot water, and a refrigerator that wasn't cold enough to keep food safe," WUSA9 News' Russ Ptacek reported.
Since the closure, the restaurant (at 4800 Hampden Ln., Bethesda) has new thermometers to keep the sandwich shop up to code, Ptacek added.
An inspection on Jan. 16 found that the holding temperature for cold foods was out of compliance, along with the hot and cold running water. An inspection the next day found the cold holding temperature back in compliance, according to the county's online database of restaurant inspection reports.
Hampden Café serves sandwiches, burritos and salads, with no extra charge for avocado, its website advertises.
Inspection reports for Montgomery County restaurants were made available online only recently, Patch reported. Visit the dataMontgomery website to read inspection reports for Montgomery County restaurants.
Washington, DC, restaurant inspection reports have been available online for some time at the city's Health Regulation and Licensing Administration's website.