Food for Thought Report 1.8 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/8/04

Food for Thought Report 1.8

City inspectors stepped into the kitchens of more than 40 local and county kitchens to see if any health and safety violations might be lurking there. This time the list includes a new bagel shop with a familiar name and a Depot District hot spot.

There are five restaurants in our report this week. The two Low Performers have a combined 10 critical violations, but let's begin with the Top Performers. They are three places offering everything from whoppers to bagels to bar-b-q. Here's another installment of NewsChannel 11's Food for Thought.

Food for Thought 1.8
Here is a complete list of the restaurants and their violations for the week ending on 1/8/04.
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We start with a score fit for a king. Burger King at 3525 19th Street earns a perfect score this time making them a Food for Thought Top Performer.

What a hoot! Hoot's Bagels at 2409 Broadway is next. The second location of this local spot offers the same menu as the Kingsgate location, and they're also on the Top Performing list with zero critical violations.

J&M Bar-B-Q at 3605 34th Street rounds out the Top Performing list, also with zero critical violations.

The first of our two Low Performers is Hub City Brewery at 1807 Buddy Holly Avenue with four critical violations.

  • Cold foods were being held at improper temperatures, pepperoni, sausage and hamburger were being held at 48 degrees. Cold food must be kept at a minimum of 41 degrees. The food was discarded.
  • Food was found in unsound condition. A dented can was found in the ready supply. The can was removed.
  • Hand washing facilities were not adequate and accessible. A sink was backing up and was slow draining.
  • Towels were missing from a sink. All hand washing facilities must have soap and towels.

The Manager at Hub City told me all violations have been corrected.

Lori's Cafe at 106 2nd Street in Idalou is last on the list with six critical violations.

  • Eggs in egg trays stored at 70 degrees in the kitchen. Cold food must be stored at 41 degrees or cooler.
  • There were inadequate hand washing facilities. The three compartment sink was not provided with a hot water supply.
  • There was improper labeling, potentially hazardous ready to eat foods were not dated.
  • All hand washing facilities must have soap and towels, the kitchen hand sink did not have hand soap.
  • Food contact surfaces must be clean, sanitized and in good repair, the cutting board was soiled and one spatula needed to be replaced.

The Manager at Lori's told NewsChannel 11 all violations have been corrected.

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