City health inspectors had a lot to chew on this week. They checked out the kitchens of 30 local restaurants, and that's made for a lengthy Food for Thought report. We've got one Top Performer to tell you about, and six Low Performers. Let's get started with this week's edition of NewsChannel 11's Food for Thought.
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We start with this week's only Top Performing restaurant, Westside Cafe at 5719 66th St. gets zero critical violations this week, making them a Food for Thought Top Performer.
Our Low Performing list begins at Abuelo's at 4401 82nd St. with four critical violations.
The General Manager at Abuelo's told NewsChannel 11 all violations have been corrected. The report shows all violations were corrected on site.
Next it's IHOP at 1627 University with four critical violations.
A representative for IHOP issued this statement to NewsChannel 11: " All violations were corrected immediately while the city inspector was in the restaurant. International House of Pancakes strives to produce quality food in a safe and sanitary manner. In our efforts to maintain the highest industry standards, we employ a state licensed health inspector, who also has national credentials and is a Certified Food Safety Professional, to make random bi-weekly inspections of our restaurant. This is in addition to the IHOP national and local corporate inspections. However shortcomings can occur, especially during rush periods (such as the misplacement of a meat patty or an improperly marked item) and we thank our city inspectors for bringing these and all items to our attention."
Uncle Chien's at 3004 34th is next on the list with four critical violations.
The Manager at Uncle Chien's told me all violations were corrected on the spot.
Skillet's at 6622 I-27 gets five critical violations.
The Manager at Skillet's told NewsChannel 11 the restaurant has been under new management for about a month and a half now, and they are working very hard to get things there back up to par. He said they have been doing lots of cleaning and have also gotten new equipment. He said all violations were corrected on site, the inspection report states that as well.
Furr's Cafeteria at 2801 50th Street gets eight critical violations.
The Manager at Furr's told me all violations were corrected at the time of the inspection.
This week's last Low Performer is Fugee's at 1514 East Broadway with 14 critical violations.
Other violations include no permit for food service and inadequate facilities for food preparation. Fugee's phones number was not listed in the phone book or with directory assistance.
When NewsChannel 11 went to Fugee's, no one was available for comment and there was a sign posted that said "closed for remodeling." the report states one critical violation was corrected on site.