We have no schools making the grade in this weeks Food for Thought. However, there are two schools who could do better. Plus the Lubbock Health Department cites three local restaurants with multiple critical violations and gives two restaurants tops honors for their cleanliness.
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Harwell Elementary School at 4101 Avenue D had one critical violation. Inspectors found evidence of rodent droppings in the kitchen.
Nat Williams Elementary School at 4812 58th Street was also sited for one critical violation. During the inspection a spray bottle filled with a toxic material was found without a label. According to the report - that was corrected on site.
A new addition to Lubbock served up an ace and sliced through this week's health inspection with no critical violations. The grill at the Falls Tennis and Athletic Club enters the list of top performers with a grand slam.
Smoothie King at 4210 82nd blended up perfection making them a NewsChannel 11 top performer.
Now for a look at this week's low performers.
We start at Taco Bueno at 4317 50th Street where inspectors cited four critical violations.
Taco Bueno Management tells NewsChannel 11 that the violations were corrected on site, the report shows that as well. Management also says "Everything is running smoothly now, and they hope to keep it that way."
Our next restaurant is a repeat low performer. Inspectors found five critical violations at Souper Salad at 6703 Slide Road including:
Other violations included: Dusty air vents above an ice machine in the kitchen area. A reach in freezer, vent hood and stove were all found soiled. Wiping cloths were found on food and non-food contact surfaces. And finally containers storing salad dressing were very soiled.
The manager at Souper Salad did not wish to comment. The report shows all violations were corrected on site.
Our final low performer is Buffalo Wild Wings at 8212 University. We begin with the first of 8 critical violations including:
The manager told NewsChannel 11 all violations have been corrected, he added that the inspector came in at 1 p.m., right after their lunch rush. "(We) are working closely with the inspector, and hope to have a flawless future inspection so next time we won't be on your bad side."