I am posting here to inform the public of East Falls or anyone who goes there of the disgusting nature of the Falls Taproom. The past three health inspections, all under current owner Marvin Graaf, have had heinous things to say about the place.
You can look up their health inspections on the philadelphia .gov site if you want. Phila.Gov | Public Health just click the 'food safety inspection reports' link, search "Falls Taproom" and prepare to be mortified.
Here are some of my favorite parts of the last three inspections. (there werent more readily available)
*Food residue observed on not-in-use knives. -Owner thought he could reuse knives without cleaning/sanitizing.
^that one had me laughing for a while.. a restaurant owner that thinks cleaning knives isn't necessary.
*Foods not protected from contamination: uncovered foods in refrigeration units, mouse feces in walk-in box, flies hovering over food, ice maker door missing.
*Visible physical evidence of rodent (mouse) / insect (flies; severe) activity observed throughout establishment. Management closed establishment while Saniatarian wrote report and killed numerous flies and sanitized surfaces.
The words: flies, mice/mouse, and feces, appear in the last three inspections a combined total of 24 times, but according to the owner, having been shut down 0 times is a more important statistic. ALL these health violations occurred under current management/ownership Marvin Graaf.