Paddy's Original Philly Cheesesteak is grilling up perfection once again. The restaurant at 1101 Main Street was perfect in its last health inspection.
Two other downtown restaurants are repeat top performers this week, including La Diosa Cellars at 901 17th Street. This bistro also makes and sells wine.
It's five for five for chef Matt Britton. He can add another top performing plaque to his wall. La Bowski's at 1205 13th Street is tops this week.
Eddie's Barbecue at 1324 E. 50th earned a perfect score, making it a repeat top performer as well.
The golden arches get a gold star this week. The McDonald's at 5010 I-27 is a top performer.
Wrapping up the top performers this week, is a location that has been open less than three months. The restaurant inside the Market Street at 4205 98th Street is a first time top performer.
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Now to our low performers.
Dairy Queen at 8105 Indiana had four critical violations.
Management was unavailable to comment. The report shows all violations were corrected during the inspection.
Mi Tio's at 7412 University had five critical violations.
Management says, "There was a water leak under the building so they had to run the plumbing through the ceiling which brought in the mice." They say all violations have been corrected.
Inspectors also cited Cafe J at 2605 19th Street for five critical violations.
Management says, "All violations were immediately addressed and have been corrected." They say, "We always strive to maintain a safe environment and ensure quality food for their customers."
Josie's at 2332 19th Street also had five critical violations.
Management did not return our phone call. The report shows most violations were corrected during the inspection.
Joe's Crab Shack at 5802 West Loop 289 had six critical violations.
Management says, "After preparing the salad, an employee did not change the expiration date on the lid, but it was discarded as a precaution." He says, "We take food safety very seriously, and go through a vigorous chick list every two hours." He says all violations were corrected while the inspector was there. The report shows that as well.
Fazoli's at 1902 West Loop 289 also had six critical violations.
Management says they were not aware of some of the new health codes, but with their inspectors help everything has been corrected.