Food for Thought Report 1.22 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/22/04

Food for Thought Report 1.22

Every week city inspectors look into local and county restaurants making sure health and safety violations aren't putting you in danger. This time there were more than 30 places on the agenda. Let's dig into another edition of NewsChannel 11's Food for Thought.

We begin with schools. Roosevelt Elementary School at 1406 CR 3300 is a Top Performer this week, earning zero critical violations. Roosevelt High School gets one critical violation--cooked potatoes were found at 128 degrees. Hot foods must be held at 140 degrees or hotter. The violation was corrected on site.

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Now on to this week's restaurants. There are no Low Performers this week, and two Top Performers.

Let's begin with a local burger joint that's cooked up a perfect score. If your taste buds are begging for a big beefy burger and only a Top Performer will do, head on over to Carl's Junior at 2415 19th Street. With zero critical violations, they're a Food for Thought Top Performer. General Manager Paul Castillo says everyday is dedicated to excellence, from start to finish.

"We go down the list and our list starts from the temperatures on down and all day long we always check the temperatures, make sure everything's fresh, everything's clean up to the very last minute we're open, we just check everything and make sure it's done," said Castillo.

This is the second Top Performance for Carl's Junior, and Castillo says these are the standards their customers can count on. "Nice friendly atmosphere, food to be nice and hot and if it isn't let me know, I'll take care of it, good clean restaurant--it's always clean, guaranteed, its always clean."

Also making the Top Performing list this time is Church's Fried Chicken at 1702 50th Street. They feather the nest with a perfect score this week, and that puts them on top.

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