Food for Thought brings us a small variety of places this week; the basement of City Hall, then to a popular a hotel, but first away for a little taste of Philly. Eddie and Yolanda say nobody does Philly cheesesteaks quite like they do. They run Paddy's Original Philly Cheesesteak (our first top performer) just the two of them.
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Located at 1101 Main Street, the restaurant was started by a friend of Yolanda Kelly's husband. When he decided to go back to Pennsylvania, Yolanda took over quite by mistake. She says, "I kinda got stuck with it after staying home for ten years." Stuck or not, Yolanda made the most of it and is enjoying her first time as a top performer. She explains, "There's just a lot we have to remember and after doing it for a while it becomes habit. Having a clean place says a lot about you and the people that work for you."
Our first low performer can be found in the basement of City Hall at 1625 13th Street. The City Cafe received five critical violations during their last health inspection.
All violations were corrected on site. The City Cafe manager tells NewsChannel 11 the health inspector came during the breakfast rush. She has taken food safety classes through the health department and takes health inspections very seriously.
Second and lastly, the Vintage Restaurant located inside the Four Points Sheraton on Avenue Q is also a low performer. The restaurant had seven critical violations.
Each critical violation was corrected during the inspection. NewsChannel 11 tried to call the restaurant, but the manager had no comment.
Health inspectors also inspected two schools last week. Ballenger Head Start had a perfect inspection.
O.L. Slaton Junior High had just one critical violation for mouse droppings in a storage area. Aramark School Support Services manage all LISD kitchens. They say an exterminator visits each location a minimum of once a month. He was contacted immediately and will make more frequent visits now to check in on O.L. Slaton.