Restaurant Inspections: Culpeppers, Citizen Kane's Steakhouse

Check out the round-up of Kirkwood-area restaurants and see how they make the grade.

Restaurant inspections are conducted by the St. Louis County Department of Health. Patch has a summary of the public reports affecting area eating and drinking establishments reviewed in the months of September and October.

Grade rankings range from A (highest) to C (lowest). Report comments and explanations are provided in Patch's summary. Follow-up inspections are noted, other visits are routine.

Citizen Kane's Steakhouse, 133 West Clinton Place
Inspection date: October 10
Grade: A (98)
Food containers in storage not labeled
Restroom door not self-closing

Culpeppers, 312 South Kirkwood Road
Inspection date: September 24
Grade: A (99)
Floors are damaged and in need of repairs

Cravings Gourmet Desserts, 8149 Big Bend Boulevard
Inspection date: September 28
Grade: A (95)
Raw meats stored in one pan near walk-in coolers
Kitchen screen door has large gap between frame and seal
Wiping cloths being stored on counters while not in use
Ice build-up on shelves and food items in walk-in cooler
Cutting board heavily soiled 
Mops not being hunt to air-dry

Malone's, 8742 Watson Road
Inspection date: October 17
Grade: A (96)
Eggs being stored in cold holding reach-in over ready to eat foods
Turkey meat being thawed incorrectly
Food build-up/debris on containers in kitchen
Cutting board has crevices
Kitchen walls have build-up


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