More than 40 kitchens were on the agenda for inspectors this week and that means a hearty helping of this week on Food for Thought.
If you work up an appetite while working on your golf game, or brushing up on your tennis skills, than you're in luck. This week we're going clubbing, "country" clubbing that is. That's because two local clubs are members of the Top Performing list.
We start at Hillcrest Country Club at 4011 North Boston where they're Top Performers three times over. The Club, the Main Kitchen and the Shack all receive perfect scores.
The perfection continues over at Lubbock Country Club at 3416 Mesa. They also get a Top Performing certificate by bringing in zero critical violations.
Continuing with our Top Performers, a local chain hits a home run. Home Plate Diner at 5812 34th Street gets the game started this week with a Top Performance.
Smoothie King at 4210 82nd Street showcases their smooth operation, also with zero critical violations.
Bonus Burgers at 2312 50th Street is also a Top Performer with a perfect score.
There's nothing fishy at Cap N' Catfish at 101 East Main in New Deal, they're also a Food for Thought top performer.
Moving on to this week's Low Performers, we start with Dairy Queen at 8103 Indiana. That's where inspectors found five critical violations. Violations including:
Other violations included soiled food equipment, a reach in freezer with a soiled interior, improper arrangement in a reach in freezer, a walk in freezer with heavy ice build up, improper storage of wiping cloths, improper lighting in cooling units and improper storage of an ice scoop.
NewsChannel 11 spoke with Dairy Queen's local corporate office. A representative told us all critical violations have been corrected. The report states that as well.
Our next low performer is Jason's Deli at 4001 South Loop 289. Inspectors found six critical violations.
Other violations included a heavily soiled door to a walk in, heavily soiled storage shelves for food equipment, aprons stored with food equipment and heavily soiled walls in the dish room.
The general manager at Jason's Deli told us the restaurant has been a Top Performer in the past, and they just hit a bump in the road. He said all violations have been corrected, and that customers and health codes are their number one priority. He also said new employees have been further trained to make sure this doesn't happen again. The inspection report says all critical violations were corrected on site