Congratulations to this week's top performers: Cold Stone Creamery at 2421 Broadway, The Koffee Kup at 2912 Slide Road and Williams Elementary School at 4812 58th Street.
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Now to the four schools that need a review.
Coronado High School at 3307 Vicksburg had one violation.
Wolffarth Elementary School at 3202 Erskine Avenue had two critical violations.
Westwind Elementary at 6401 43rd Street had two critical violations.
Northridge Elementary School at 6302 11st Street had three critical violations.
All school violations have been corrected.
Now on to this week's low performing restaurants.
Texas Cafe and Bar at 3604 50th Street had five critical violations.
Management says, "Most violations were corrected during the inspection. Those that weren't, were corrected within 24 hours. Everything is up to par as far as what the inspectors and customers expect."
Pizza Hut at 5718 4th Street was cited for five critical violations.
Management at Pizza Hut says they have recently gone through a change in management. They say they have, "A great track record with the Lubbock Health Department and Food for Thought." They added, "We look forward to their next inspection so we can get this location where we should be - as a top performer." The report shows all violations were corrected at the time of the inspection.
Town and Country at 8112 Ave. H had five critical violations.
The assistant manager at Town and Country had "no comment." The report shows all violations were corrected at the time of the inspection.
And finally, Pauline Childers, the manager at Josie's at 2332 19th Street invited us inside their kitchen to explain their five violations.
"Everything (in the lower cooler) was on temperature. It's just the surface that was off temperature because of the heat that it was exposed to. We have now started using these freezer pans they are like a thermal pan you keep in the freezer to keep everything on temperature," Childers said.
"It was a communication error. He asked one of my Spanish speaking only cooks if she was about to use the potato. Those potatoes were actually cooling down. We have two hours to get those to temperature. He understood she was fixing to use them," Childers said.
"It's like if (the employee) is making a bacon and egg burrito over here and she grabs that handle she's suppose to wash her hands before she rolls the burrito. I mean it's impossible. We have people making pizza dough, that are throwing pizza up in the air with their bare hands and that's not a violation yet grabbing cheese and putting over here it is. It's kind of impossible to do," Childers said.
"They're cleaned out after every shift. He came in kind of at a transition time and they were in the middle of cleaning everything," Childers said.
"We keep a clean kitchen, we keep a safe environment and we want all of our customers to be assured of that. Our health inspectors are frequent customers of ours, so they know what's back here and they know we have a clean kitchen," Childers said.
Childers said all violations have been corrected.