The spicy flavor of Mexican cuisine is traditionally a popular dining choice across the South Plains. However, according to the health department, two south of the border restaurants aren't doing hot. NewsChannel 11's Kealey McIntire has this week's Food for Thought report.
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The treats at Sugarbakers Cafe and Bakery received sweet reviews with zero critical violations. It's the second time in four months they've received a perfect score. Sugarbakers management says they're delighted to make the top performer list again and they always strive for cleanliness.
Many of you may head to Mama Josie's for the popular Mexican weekend dish menudo or maybe you prefer the classic chips and queso. However, for the location at 318 North University, those items are two reasons why they're a low performer.
Violations were corrected on site and Josie's management tells NewsChannel 11, "We strive hard to keep a safe environment for our customers and employees and we are working on correcting everything."
Our next low performer/south of the border stop is Casa Ole' at 4413 South Loop 289. They too were cited for not cooling cooked food fast enough.
Casa Ole' management tells NewsChannel 11 the thermometer has been replaced and they have since corrected everything.
Fox & Hound English Pub is also a low performer.
Management told us, "Everything was corrected on site and they're working to make things better in the future."
The popular downtown hangout Crickets rounds out the low performers with six critical violations. Inspectors found:
Crickets management was unavailable for comment.