This week's Food for Thought includes one school cafeteria, three Top Performing restaurants and two Low Performers.
Brown Elementary at 2315 36th Street gets one critical violation. A thermometer was not properly calibrated . The violation was corrected on site.
We start with a place that's fairly new to the restaurant scene. Treb's at 1823 Buddy Holly in the Depot District is a Food for Thought Top Performer with a perfect score. Owners John Long and Marianne Travis opened Treb's about two and half months ago, and with more than 40 years of restaurant experience between them, they know exactly how they want to take care of business.
"We're a small family operation so it's a little bit easier to keep on top of things. We just pay attention to the procedures and so forth and as long as we're doing our job it comes out right. We want a safe environment for our customers, everything to be right and the quality of the food as best as can be," says Long.
Next, it's a Top Performer we've seen before. Known for their popular lunch time selections and all those made from scratch baked goods, Sugerbaker's at 4601 South Loop 289 does it again this week, with zero critical violations.
Another repeat Top Performer rounds out the list, 82nd Street Cafe at 3416 82nd Street earns a perfect score on their inspection.
Our first Low Performer this time is Skillet's at 6622 I-27 with five critical violations.
When I called Skillet's, no manager was available for comment. The inspection says all violations were corrected on site.
The next Low Performer is China Star at 1919 50th Street with 10 critical violations.
The Manager at China Star told me all violations have been corrected, the customers were at no risk at any time and their customers will not be at risk in the future.