Food for Thought

HAVE A FOOD ESTABLISHMENT OR PUBLIC HEALTH COMPLAINT?

If you have a food safety or public health complaint against a food establishment inside the City of Lubbock, you may submit your complaint online to 311. If your complaint is outside the city, you may call the Health Authority for that area or the Texas Department of State Health Services at (806) 744-3577.

  Delivery services, grocery stores taking extra precautions against COVID-19

Delivery services are taking extra precautions and offering no-contact deliveries to bring you food at home. Christy Hartin spoke with a local owner about how they work.

  Food for Thought: 2/27/2020

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Continued Coverage

Food for Thought: 11/14/19

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  Food for Thought: 9/26/19

This week Lubbock health inspectors surprised more than 50 locations to make sure they're clean and safe for your family.

  Food for Thought: 9/19/19

Two well-known locations have been allowed to reopen after health inspectors forced them to close their doors and clean up following their latest inspection.

  Food for Thought: 9/12

Moldy food, and food items stored outside. Those are just two of the more than a dozen violations found at this week's only low performer.

  Food for Thought: 9/5/19

Lubbock health inspectors checked out dozens of local kitchens. Out of all those inspections, we only have good news on the menu.

  Food for Thought: 8/29/19

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Food for Thought: 4/25/19

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  Food for Thought: 6/13/19

A new wing shop in Lubbock is has reopened after it was forced to close its kitchen and cleanup.

Food for Thought: 5/23/19

Out of dozens of inspections, there’s only one stop on the menu this week, and it’s at the bottom.

  Food for Thought for May 9

It’s not often that a grocery store ends up on the low performer list, but that’s exactly what happened this week. Not only did it land at the bottom of the list, it had so many violations that it was forced to close until they cleaned up.

  Food for Thought: 3/28/19

Lubbock health inspectors checked out more than 5 dozen kitchens this week; they're making sure that your family is safe when dinning out. So, what did they find? KCBD NewsChannel 11's Christy Hartin has the answer in this week's edition of Food for Thought.

  Food for Thought: 3/21/2019

A new burger joint in Lubbock lands at the bottom of the list, but it’s not all bad news in this week’s Food for Thought.

  Food for Thought: 3/7/2019

A Lubbock buffet has re-opened after health inspectors forced owners to close the restaurant and clean up.

  Food for Thought: 2/14/2019

This week's low performer comes after a complaint to Lubbock health inspectors.

  Food for Thought: 2/7/2019

Lots of top performers in this week's Food for Thought.

  Food for Thought: 1/24/2019

Mice droppings were found at this week's only low performer.

  Food for Thought: 1/17/2019

This week Lubbock health inspectors checked out the cleanliness of more than 70 kitchens.

Food for Thought: 1/10/2019

The information aired in the Jan. 10 Food For Thought report was incorrectly identified. These violations were reported from the health department in a previous Food For Thought segment.

  Food for Thought: 11/15/2018

A popular Mexican food restaurant lands at the bottom of the list, but it was just one of more than 50 restaurants inspected. KCBD NewsChannel 11's Christy Hartin tells us what inspectors found in this edition of Food for Thought.

  Food for Thought: 11/01/2018

Out of dozens of inspections - we only have a short order on the Food for Thought menu this week. KCBD NewsChannel 11's Christy Hartin has details.

  Food For Thought: 10/18

Lubbock health inspectors checked out the cleanliness of nearly 40 food establishments. Out of those inspections there were two low performers.

Food for Thought: 10/4

Lubbock health inspectors checked out the kitchens of more than 35 food establishments this week, making sure they’re clean for you and your family.

Food for Thought Report 9.6.18

Here is this week’s FULL Food for Thought Report

  Food for Thought: 9/6

Live and dead cockroaches, that's just one of the violations on the list in this week's Food for Thought.

  Food for Thought: 8/30

More than 50 kitchens in the Hub City were inspected in this week's Food for Thought, and we only have one low performer on the menu.

  Food for Thought Report: 8.30

For a complete overview of the Violations see below.

  Food for Thought: 8/23

A Lubbock Mexican food restaurant is back open after health inspectors made them close their doors to clean up.

  Food for Thought: 8/16

Mice droppings and a dead mouse. Those are just two of the violations found at this week's only low performer.

  Food for Thought Report: 8.16

For a complete overview of the Violations see below.

  Food for Thought Report: 8.9

For a complete overview of the Violations see below.

  Food for Thought: 8/9

This week, Lubbock health inspectors checked out more than 40 kitchens, and two of these locations had enough violations to land them at the bottom of the list.

  Food for Thought: 8/2

KCBD NewsChannel 11's Christy Hartin tells us what they found in this week's edition of Food for Thought.

  Food for Thought: 7/26

Lubbock health inspectors checked out the cleanliness of nearly 50 kitchens this week.

  Food for Thought Report: 7.26

For a complete overview of the Violations see below.

  Food for Thought Report: 7.12

For a complete overview of the Violations see below.

  Food for Thought: 7/19

Each week, Lubbock health inspectors head into dozens of restaurants for inspections, then we serve up the top and low performers in Food for Thought.

  Food for Thought: 7/12

Every week Lubbock health inspectors check out the cleanliness of local restaurants to make sure your family is dining in a safe and clean environment. This week they headed inside more than 40 kitchens.

Food for Thought: 7/5

This week, health inspectors surprised more than 50 Hub City eateries. Two of those made the Food for Thought list.

Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

From the main course to the delicious dessert, get all the recipes you need for a fabulous Thanksgiving feast right here!

Totally Terrific Thanksgiving

November has arrived! That means it's time to undo the belt a notch and dig into Thanksgiving dinner. From the entree to dessert, we've got all the recipes you need to satisfy your stomach this holiday season.

Super Simple Springtime Salads

As the weather heats up, nothing satisfies more than a crisp, refreshing salad...and any of these sassy salads are sure to please the palate!

Karin McCay's Tex-Mex Casserole

This can be a meal or a great dip with chips at a party.  My family loves it because it’s fool proof!

John Robison's Recipe for 'Pecan Thunder'

Check out John Robison's quick and easy recipe for a delicious 'Pecan Thunder' Pie!

Viewer Submission: Peanut Butter Cookies

NewsChannel 11 viewer Mandi Price has a really quick and easy recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies that she would like to share with you!

Food for Thought 8.16

Here is a complete list of the restaurants that were inspected for the week ending on 8/16/01.

Food For Thought 6.14

Here is a list of the restaurants that were inspected for the week ending on 6/14/01.

Food for Thought 10.24

Here is a complete list of the restaurants and their violations for the week ending on 10/24/02.

Food for Thought 10.11

Here is a complete list of the restaurants and their violations for the week ending on 10/11/01.

Food for Thought 12.6

Here is a complete list of the restaurants and their violations for the week ending on 12/6/01.

Food for Thought Report 8.15

It's an extra large, mucho grande, super duper giant sized edition of NewsChannel 11's Food for Thought. Hope you're hungry, because we've 16 Top and Low Performers to fill you in on. Let's see what's cooking this week.

Christy Hartin's Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake

A sweet combination passed down from mother to daughter, and you're sure to love it too!

Colin McElroy's Greatest New York Strip Steak & Mashed Potatoes Recipe Ever!

Serve these two hearty dishes together and they will keep coming back for more!

Justin Michaels' Hungarian Beef Stroganoff

A Hungarian Beef Stroganoff, with a little touch of Polish thrown in.

Splendid Summer Salads

Crisp green salads are the perfect complement to almost any meal. It can even be a meal in itself! So get your green on and try one of these first-rate recipes today!

Delightful Dressings

Fancy up a standard salad by drizzling a delicious homemade dressing over it, making it something to really savor.

Fall Harvest Recipes

Warm up on those cool autumn evenings with a delicious meal that captures the feel of fall.

Quick School Day Dinners

From soups and salads to pastas and pizza, these easy dinners are sure to make supper a snap on school night

Summer Soups & Salads

Stay cool this summer with these sensational soups and salad recipes. With fruits and veggies at the peak of their season, throwing these light and easy dishes together will be a cinch!

Hearty Hot Sandwiches

Craving a warm & delicious meal without all the work? Try one of these tasty hot sandwiches tonight!

Best Everyday Dinners

From skillets to slow cookers, these are some of the quickest, easiest and most delicious dinners, ever! Try one tonight!

New Year, New You Entrees

If your New Year's resolution is to shed some unwanted pounds, these light and healthy recipes will help you stay on track and succeed in your goal.

Festive Food Gifts

Try giving a homemade gift this Christmas. We've got easy-to-prepare recipes for cookie, drink and soup mixes, fudge, toffee and many other holiday favorites. There's even something for you dog lovers!

Turkey Leftovers

Now that Thanksgiving is over, what should you do with all that leftover turkey? Here are a few tasty suggestions!

Fabulous Fall Favorites

These pastas, skillets, stews & chilis are perfect for those chilly autumn months.

Suleika Acosta's Famous Cherry Cream Cheese Pie

A delicious and easy dessert anyone with a sweet tooth will love!