Food for Thought Report 10.8 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Food for Thought Report 10.8

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - There's a vast variety of flavors in this week's Food for Thought.

We start at the top with a familiar restaurant with a new name - but the same great taste. "Well, we've got catfish and BBQ," says Larry Davidson with Connoisseurs.

This catch is a treasure tucked away in the cove at 4701 I-27. Formerly the Catfish Corner, Connoisseurs reels in another platter of perfection. "We try to serve the best of whatever. We have grain fed catfish which is really healthy and we cook it in the right kind of oil for people that are healthy conscious. We've kind of got a batter that nobody can compare with, and we also have pulled pork, sliced beef, chopped beef," adds Davidson.

And ribs. "We have older folks that come in and like the falling off the bone ribs and we have a special sauce that goes on those ribs." But Larry Davidson says they put a lot of effort into more than just their food. "We have found out since we've been open we found out that most people that come into a restaurant are really looking for cleanliness and so above everything else we try and stay clean."

Next, we head to another lip smackin' BBQ joint that's comfy at the top. "The flavors of the meat make it special we use a hickory wood. Our system, the way we smoke the meat," says Dewayne Clanton with Tom & Bingo's BBQ. Tom and Bingo BBQ smokes up a flavor that's tempted taste buds from across the nation.

You don't even have to get out of your car to enjoy our next stops. Sonic Drive-in at 7220 Quaker and Pete's Drive-in at 4156 34th both deliver repeat perfect inspections. The snack bar inside South Plains Lanes Bowling Alley once again rolls a perfect game. And finally we head to the Mediterranean for a taste of perfection as Zorbas the Greek at 4001 34th Street is a first time top performer.

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Food for Thought 10.8
Here is a complete list of the schools and their violations for the week ending on 10/8/09.

Now to this week's only low performer. Inspectors cited Burrito King with six critical violations.

  • food was not cooling properly. This is important because bacteria can grow rapidly if the correct temperature is not reached during this time period.
  • cold foods were not 41 degrees or below.
  • hot foods were not at least 135 degrees.
  • uncovered drinks were on a food prep table.
  • a potted plant was in a hank sink.
  • there was no sanitizer at a sink.

Management was not available for comment, but the report shows all violations were corrected during the inspection.

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