Food for Thought Report 4.1 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Food for Thought Report 4.1


By Christy Moreland  - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - When it comes to dining don't let the name fool you, "A lot of people think we're just a night club, but a lot of people don't know that we serve food," co-owner Page Clintsman said.

Located at 1211 University, Sports Grill and Bar PM is not only a repeat top performer - it's one of the best kept lunch secrets in town, "Our food is delicious, fresh and affordable, and I think that's important."

Named after husband and wife owners, Page and Michael, this eclectic menu of perfection includes two main ingredients: fresh and never frozen. Page feels it's the extra steps that set them apart. Ninety percent of their food is hand made including their salsas and dressings. They also roast and peel their own green chilies.

Page says the key ingredient is a clean kitchen, "I think that good food begins with a clean kitchen. I wouldn't serve anything that I wouldn't eat, and we try and keep everything in tip top condition. Everyone thinks I'm a stickler around here, and obviously it's paying off."

Our next repeat top performer is a great treat while shopping. The snack stop at Target at 7302 University once again pops up flawless inspection. 

Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant at 4401 82nd also tops the list this week.

"We're just really proud of our top performance this week. We worked really hard to get there and we're proud," Assistant General Manager Danny Clark said. He adds, the recipe for Abuelo's success is their upscale yet casual dinning environment plus a made-fresh mixed menu including Tex-Mex, filets and even seafood.

And the secret to that perfect score is a lot of hard work, "Our crew is great. Our kitchen managers especially; those guys are both fantastic. It's not an easy thing to do to be honest with you, but it's something we focus on every single day. Just checking every single thing making sure everything is like it should be." 

Also on the menu this week - five schools that received a surprise inspection.

Three elementary schools were flawless:

  • Frenship Crestview Elementary School
  • Lubbock Cooper West Elementary School
  • Oakridge Elementary School 

A Lubbock charter school also makes the grade:

  • Premier High School 

Inspectors did find one critical violation at Frenship Terra Vista Middle School. They say knives, a can opener and a scoop were dirty. The report shows the violation was corrected at the time of the inspection.

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