Food for Thought Report 4.17 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/17/09

Food for Thought Report 4.17

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Sports Grill and Bar PM at 1211 University makes its debut on the Food for Thought list as a top performer this week.

"The name of the bar is Bar PM. The P is for my wife, Page, and the M is for myself, Michael. We take a lot of pride in our kitchen and keeping it clean."

Bar PM co-owner Michael Climtsman says, when it comes to dining don't let the name fool you. "I think bar food kind of gets a bad rap because you know it doesn't' have to be just frozen and just dropped in the fryer."

Michael says the not-so-secret recipe for this eclectic menu of perfection includes two main ingredients: fresh and never frozen. "We do handmade taquitos, homemade enchiladas. We get a lot of our recipes from the TV show Dine-ins, Drive-ins and Dives, all our sauces are homemade, the bread is baked everyday and fresh. So everything you get here is going to be fresh and never frozen."

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Food for Thought 4.17
Here is a complete list of the restaurants and their violations for the week ending on 4/17/09.

You can grab a seat at one of their picnic tables because Rudy's "Country Store" and BBQ, located at 4930 South Loop 289, is on the other side of the menu this week as a Food for Thought top performer.

Just across the parking lot is our only low performer this week. Freebirds World Burrito, also at located 4930 S. Loop 289, had 8 critical violations.

  • Inspectors found uncovered drinks in the wrong area.
  • Peppers in the walk in cooler were thrown out because they were molded
  • Containers of pico de gallo and cheese did not have expiration dates
  • A spray wand was hanging near the bottom of the sink. This could potentially contaminate the water supply.
  • Toxic items were not labeled and were stored in the wrong area
  • Inspectors found a dirty can opener and mildew inside the ice and Coke machines.   
  • There was no digital thermometer.
  • The restaurant did not have a Heimlich chart.

Management at Freebirds did not want to comment but, according to the report, most of the violations were corrected during the inspection.

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