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Amarillo Food Establishment Inspection Report for the week of Dec … – Amarillo Globe-News

The Food Establishment Inspection Report is a weekly report that appears Sundays. Information is taken from reports provided by the Environmental Health Department, and individual reports can be viewed at its website, http://amarillo.gov/departments/community-services/environmental-health/foodinspections. A numerical grading system is now being used, with a score of 100 points being equivalent to zero demerits.
100 points – No major violation at the time of inspection
85 points – Considered an average score
70 points or below – Requires re-inspection within 24 hours
COS – Corrected on site during inspection
These points correspond to the following letter grades:
A – 90 to 100
B – 80 to 89
C – 70 to 79
F – 69 and below
The following establishments had a score of A/100 during a routine inspection:
BBQ Revival, 2201 S. Harrison St.
BBQ Revival – Catering, 2201 S. Harrison St.
Best Western Santa Fe, 4600 E. I-40.
Canyon Ranch Mobile, 410 15th St., Canyon.
CHS – Football/Track Concession, 1701 23rd St., Canyon.
Embassy Suites By Hilton Amarillo Downtown – Catering, 550 S. Buchanan St.
From 6th Collective, 18100 W. I-40.
Lit Arcade Bar, 701 S. Polk St.
Little Feet Big Steps, 1919 Brazos St.
Market Street – Catering, 2530 S. Georgia St.
Pizza Nomad – Catering, 1834 N. Western St. #A.
Super 8 Motel, 8701 E. Amarillo Blvd.
Teddy Jack’s Armadillo Grill – Catering, 5080 S. Coulter St.
Trinity Fellowship/Press Café, 5000 W. Hollywood Road.
Water Still Inc., 4712 Bell St.
Yolo’s Food Truck – Catering, 316 S.W. 6th Ave.
The following establishments had a score of A/100 during a follow-up inspection:
Allsup’s #102388, 5420 4th Ave., Canyon.
Golden Light Mobile, 2908 S.W. 6th Ave.
Mary Miles Learning Center – Catering, 1700 S. Van Buren.
United Supermarket #526 Gas, 2530 S. Georgia St.
These establishments received the following scores for being out of compliance as stated:
(A/99) AFC Sushi @United #526, 2530 S. Georgia St. Dust on wall, ceiling and ceiling fan. Correct by 03/13.
(A/96) Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill, 2810 S. Soncy Road. Single-use scoop stored in food (repeat violation); food debris over dishwasher, under bar where tile is missing, behind and under grills (repeat violation); light bulbs in kitchen not covered (repeat violation); tile missing behind bar (repeat violation). Correct by 03/09.
(A/99) Benchwarmers Sports Grill, 1512 5th Ave., Canyon. Inside ice machine needs cleaning; salad bowls and trays stored on top of each other. Correct by 03/08.
(A/98) Black Fig Food, 1111 N. Buchanan St. Food debris on clean utensil bins on rack by three-compartment sink. Correct by 12/17.
(A/98) Black Fig Food – Catering, 1111 N. Buchanan St. Food debris on clean utensil bins on rack by three-compartment sink. Correct by 12/17.
(A/97) Bosco’s Lounge, 2307 S.W. 6th Ave. All doors must be self-closing and sealed tight (repeat violation); pickle juice stored on floor in walk-in; dust on condenser unit in walk-in (repeat violation). Correct by 03/08.
(B/85) Braceros Mexican Grill & Cantina, 727 S. Polk St. Raw eggs stored behind cooked shrimp in make ready table; several containers uncovered throughout establishment; inside several fridges, ice makers, fans in walk-in cooler and one nozzle in bar need to be cleaned (repeat violation). COS. No sanitizer used in three-compartment sink. Correct by 12/17. Gap at bottom of back door must be sealed; employee food must be stored in a designated area; thawed fish still stored in ROP (reduced oxygen packaging); items stacked wet; black stir straws must be individually wrapped or in a dispenser; bins of spices unlabeled; heavy grease build-up on vent hood filters on grill side (repeat violation); signs needed at all hand sinks indicating for hand washing only. Correct by 03/14.
(A/98) Brady’s Dairy Queen, 2601 S. Soncy Road. Boxes of food in walk-in cooler and freezer stored on floor. COS. Acoustic bathroom ceiling tiles must be replaced to be smooth, non-absorbent and easily cleanable. Correct by 03/09.
(A/95) Brent’s Café, 3701 Olsen Blvd. Raw chicken stored next to cooked chicken and eggs stored above; raw pork stored below raw chicken. COS. Several open containers of food in refrigerators; household equipment must be replaced with NSF certified equipment. Correct by 03/08.
(C/78) Bulsho Foods and Café LLC, 2380 Fritch Highway. Food in hot hold behind counter at improper temperature; multiple utensils stored dirty. Correct by 12/10. Certified Food Manager needed; reach-in freezer in kitchen is leaking; no sanitizer test strips; mop sink must be installed. Correct by 12/17. No pest control records provided; scoop with no handle in sugar bin; all meats in zip lock bags in coolers must be labeled (repeat violation); bulk bins such as sugar and salt must be labeled (repeat violation); heavy build-up on floors in kitchen area (repeat violation); no paper towels in restrooms. Correct by 03/07.
(A/98) Burger Barn, 8528 N. UH 287. Eggs stored above ready-to-eat foods. COS. Build-up in ice machine; bathroom door must be self-closing. Correct by 03/13.
(A/94) Burger King #4796, 4210 W. I-40. Food items on line without time marks. COS. Food products improperly date marked. Correct by 12/23. Dishes stacked wet (repeat). Correct by 03/13.
(C/79) Café Boulevard, 5316 E. Amarillo Blvd. Condensed milk at room temperature; eggs stored on floor and above/with ready-to-eat foods in walk-in cooler; pest droppings in dry storage bins, bowls and on top of food containers; employees using gloves for multiple tasks and not changing when soiled or washing hands between glove changes. To be corrected by 12/10. Evidence of rodents throughout establishment. Correct by 12/12. Three-compartment sink must not be used for hand washing; rice stored in trash bags. Correct by 12/17. Wet wiping cloths must be stored in sanitizer solution when not in use; rice scoop stored in room temperature water; dishes stacked wet; stickers must be removed from plastic bins when washing; heavy grease build-up on rolling rack by grill; exposed insulation in walk-in cooler walls; raw wood floor in walk-in cooler must be smooth, durable, non absorbent and easily cleanable. Correct by 03/07.
(A/97) China Max, 7701 W. I-40. Raw eggs stored incorrectly (repeat violation). Correct by 12/11.
(C/71) Chiyo’s II, 4313 Teckla Blvd. Several items requiring refrigeration after opening sitting out at room temperature. COS. Condensation in cooked rice stored in refrigerator; raw shrimp stored above bean sprouts and broccoli; raw meat stored next to rice noodles; employees performing multiple tasks without washing hands in between; backflow device needed for hose on mop sink; household stove must be removed (repeat violation); many items without date marks; vegetables stored in grocery bags; employee food must not be mixed with customer food; bottom of storage bins in direct contact with food (repeat violation); many items without labels; handles of scoops in several products. Correct by 12/17. ROP fish thawing improperly (repeat violation); rice spoons stored in water at improper temperature (repeat violation); dishes stacked wet (repeat violation); nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment must be kept free of accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue and other debris; two household crock pots used must be replaced with NSF certified equipment. Correct by 01/07. Back door must be self-closing; numerous dead bugs in establishment (repeat violation). Correct by 01/10.
(A/97) Chuck E Cheese, 2500 S. Coulter St. Ware washing machine not dispensing rinse aid or sanitizer. Correct by 12/18. Single-use scoops stored in spice bucket. Correct by 03/08.
(A/96) Circle K #2704400, 7217 S. Western St. Quaternary sanitizer in red bucket too strong. Correct by 12/17. Date stickers must be removed from dishes before washing. Correct by 03/14.
(A/94) Circus Room, 2309 S.W. 6th Ave. No sanitizer test strips (repeat violation); dirty dishes on top of hand sink. Correct by 12/18. Front door open; gaps at sides of back door (repeat violation); sign needed at hand sinks indicating for hand washing only. Correct by 03/08.
(A/96) Courtyard By Marriott Amarillo Downtown, 724 S. Polk St. Quaternary ammonium sanitizer too weak. COS. Inside ice maker and fans in walk-in cooler need to be cleaned. Correct by 03/08.
(A/98) Crazy Larry’s Pit BBQ, 4315 Teckla Blvd. Cutting board in prep area deeply scored; multiple household crock pot warmers and griddles must be replaced with NSF certified equipment. Correct by 03/07.
(A/95) Dollar General, 1550 S. FM 2381. Raw eggs and ground beef sitting on top shelf of cooler. Correct by 12/17. Container of bleach stored in hand sink. Correct by 12/24.
(A/97) Dollar General #6422, 7125 Bell St. Dish soap used as hand soap in men’s restroom. COS. Acoustic ceiling tiles in restrooms must be replaced to be smooth, durable, easily cleanable and nonabsorbent (repeat violation). Correct by 03/13.
(A/92) Embassy Suites By Hilton Amarillo Downtown, 550 S. Buchanan St. Containers of pooled eggs stored above cut vegetables. Correct by 12/10. Several containers of cut produce without dates; hand sink by dishwasher used for purposes other than hand washing; nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment must be kept free of accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue and other debris. Correct by 03/07.
(A/98) Farmer Bros Co., 2100 S.E. 10th Ave. Mouse feces, a dead mouse and several dead insects in establishment; bathroom doors must be self-closing. Correct by 03/07.
(A/96) Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steak, 5225 S. Coulter St. No hand drying provisions in men’s restroom. Correct by 12/23. Employee without hair restraint; nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment must be kept free of accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue and other debris (repeat violation). Correct by 03/13.
(A/99) Furrbies, 210 S.W. 6th Ave. Vent hood filters must be cleaned (repeat violation). Correct by 03/07.
(A/92) Golden Corral #533, 7220 W. I-40. Burger toppings stored on top of ice and stacked too high; cheese out of temperature. Correct by 12/16. Cutting board at produce station in back kitchen heavily scored and must be resurfaced or replaced (repeat violation); mold inside ice machine (repeat violation). Correct by 12/23. Dishes stacked wet (repeat violation); nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment must be kept fee of accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue and other debris (repeat violation); vinyl coated tiles needed in both restrooms and above drink station next to restrooms; walls in walk-in cooler beginning to fall apart. Correct by 03/13.
(A/98) Grub Stop, 910 N. Fillmore St. Household crock pots being used must be commercial grade (repeat violation). Correct by 12/22.
(A/96) Harrington Assisted Living, 401 S.W. 12th Ave. Cutting board in front of front make table heavily scored; juice machine needs to be cleaned; sign needed at hand sinks indicating for hand washing only. COS. Mops must be stored inverted to dry. Correct by 03/08.
(A/98) Jersey Mikes Subs, 2311 S. Georgia St. Hand sink blocked by trash can. COS.
(A/94) K & L Discount Foodmart, 803 N. Polk St. Build-up behind ice machine guard (repeat violation). Correct by 12/10. No chlorine sanitizer test strips. Correct by 12/17. Evidence of pests. Correct by 03/07.
(A/97) Key Nutrition, 325 N. Buchanan St. A Certified Food Manager must be on hand at all times (repeat violation). Correct by 12/18. Wooden door to bathroom and wooden water heater cabinet must be painted or sealed; ceiling tiles in bathroom must be non-absorbent (repeat violation). Correct by 03/08.
(A/95) La Quinta Inn #0454, 1708 E. I-40. Sign needed stating a clean plate must be used on each trip to self-serve breakfast area (repeat violation); consumer allergen advisory sign need in visible area to customers (repeat violation). Correct by 12/18. Large gaps around and under door of storage room must be sealed; box of apples stored on floor of storage room; household stand-up refrigerator must be replaced with a commercial unit. Correct by 03/08.
(A/96) Mary Miles Learning Center, 1700 S. Van Buren St. Mouse feces in dry storage room (repeat violation); scoops with handles in food products (repeat violation); grates in fridge, entire ledge in front of window and floor throughout establishment must be cleaned (repeat violation); grease build-up on vent hood and filters (repeat violation); pipe cleaners and string holding up pan rack must be replaced with non-absorbent and easily cleanable material. Correct by 03/14.
(A/99) McAlister’s Deli, 4104 W. I-40. Need to clean handles and inside small cooler and walk-in cooler and freezer floors (repeat violation). Correct by 03/14.
(A/99) Mescalero Baptist Church, 13330 Mescalero Trail. Straws must be individually wrapped or in a dispenser. Correct by 03/07.
(B/88) Mr Papas, 2300 S. Georgia St. Chicken and hamburger meat in cold holding at improper temperatures; food debris on spatulas and other items. Correct by 12/12. Certified Food Manager needed; hamburger and barbacoa not labeled; chicken mislabeled with no date. Correct by 12/19. Inside potable water holding tank under sink must be labeled; open packages of wieners uncovered on prep table; nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment must be kept free of accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue and other debris; vent hoods/filters and any surfaces surrounding or connected to vent hood must be cleaned to sight and touch. Correct by 03/09.
(A/99) Nobilitea, 6200 Hillside Road, Space 200. Lights out in kitchen must be replaced. Correct by 03/07.
(A/95) Pak A Sak #1, 2800 4th Ave., Canyon. Mildew build-up on guard and dispenser inside ice machine (repeat violation). Correct by 12/22. Dead mouse on trap under coffee dispensers (repeat violation); scoop handle touching sugar; mildew build-up on ice dispenser on soda machine; dust buildup on ceiling near fans in alcohol walk-in cooler. Correct by 03/12.
(A/98) Palace Coffee Co., 2646 Wolflin Ave. Weather strip needed at back door (repeat violation); sign needed at two hand sinks indicating for hand washing only. Correct by 03/08.
(A/97) Pizza Hut, 5611 Gem Lake Road, Suite 100. No hand soap in dispenser. Correct by 12/17. Scoop handles stored in cheese (repeat violation). Correct by 03/07.
(A/98) Pizza Nomad – Mobile Food Unit, 1834 N. Western St. #A. Cutting board must be resurfaced or replaced; mobile unit must be stored at restaurant or another commercial location. Correct by 03/12.
(A/97) Rounders Club, 2801 Virginia Circle. Slime inside ice machine dispensing area. COS. Weather stripping needed on door behind bar and door going to patio. Correct by 03/08.
(A/99) Sad Monkey Mercantile, 9800 E. SH 217. Employee personal items must be stored in a designated area. Correct by 03/08.
(A/98) Sprouts Early Learning Center, 5201 S. Soncy Road. No paper towels at hand sink (repeat violation). Correct by 12/17.
(A/90) Stop N Save, 908 E. Amarillo Blvd. Certified Food Manager needed (repeat violation); food handler certification needed (repeat violation); hand sink used for purposes other than hand washing. Correct by 12/17. Burritos and other food items in freezer without coverings; food stored in several grocery bags in fridge; mold inside ice maker; sign needed at hand sink indicating for hand washing only. Correct by 03/07.
(A/99) Taco Bell #032695, 2000 S. Coulter St. Scoop handles touching food on make line (repeat violation). COS. Tea maker nozzle in kitchen needs to be cleaned. Correct by 03/08.
(A/94) Tacos La Casita, 3011 W. Amarillo Blvd. Food not date marked; mop sink full of items. Correct by 12/22. Employee personal items must be stored in a designated area; dishes stacked wet. Correct by 03/12.
(A/97) The Pop Stop, 4310 S. Western St. Mold inside both ice machines. Correct by 12/17. Walls peeling near office and above ice machine (repeat violation). Correct by 03/07.
(A/95) The Royal Bar, 2646 Wolflin Ave. Dishwasher sanitizing solution at 0 ppm. Correct by 12/11. Scoop handle touching sugar (repeat violation); household double burner is not NSF certified. Correct by 03/08.
(A/94) Toot ‘n Totum #11, 4500 S. Washington St. Hot dogs on roller grill at improper temperature; food dumped into hand sink. COS. Heavy condensate dripping onto boxes of food in walk-in freezer (repeat violation). Correct by 03/12.
(A/97) Toot ‘n Totum #32, 1701 S. Eastern St. Heavily rim dented cans and one bulging can of pizza sauce on dry storage shelf. COS.
(A/98) Toot ‘n Totum #92, 2300 Dumas Drive. Thermometers needed in cooler in kitchen area. Correct by 12/23.
(A/98) United Market Street #526 Bakery, 2530 S. Georgia St. Dust build-up on ceiling of prep area and walk-in cooler; large build-up of ice in reach-in cooler. Correct by 03/13.
(A/98) United Market Street #526 Deli, Hot Bar, Core Kitchen, Salad Bar, 2530 S. Georgia St. Cutting boards in deli area deeply scored (repeat violation); dishes stacked wet (repeat violation); hard water stains on underside of ice machine; dust on ceilings (repeat violation). Correct by 03/13.
(A/97) United Market Street #526 Market Cooking Cottage, Produce and Grocery, 2530 S. Georgia St. Produce sink has rust or chemical staining; large build-up of ice in several deep freezers and walk-in meat freezer. Correct by 12/23. Cutting boards in meat market deeply scored. Correct by 03/13.
(A/98) Ussery Roan Texas State Veterans Home, 1020 Tascosa Road. Parts stored in hand sink. Correct by 12/23.
(A/90) Waffle House #1354, 2804 S.W. 45th Ave. No chlorine sanitizer on cook line for food contact surfaces (repeat violation); heavy mold on soda machine nozzles and mildew build-up inside (repeat violation); air gap needed at three-compartment sink. Correct by 12/17. Dead roaches in cabinets and under shelves and other equipment; tea urn stored under fly trap without a lid (repeat violation); multiple areas in kitchen soiled with mold, dirty water, dust and old food debris; multiple surfaces of floor in walk-in cooler must repaired to prevent accumulation of water and food debris and floor must be deep cleaned; ice build-up around door of walk-in freezer (repeat violation). Correct by 03/14.
(A/90) Yolo’s, 316 S.W. 6th Ave. Food container stored in hand sink. COS. Sanitizer solution too strong. Correct by 12/11. Employee personal items must be stored in a designated area; ice scoops stored on ice machine; soda gun stored on a paper towel in holder; single-service straws at bar must be individually wrapped or in a dispenser. Correct by 03/08.
(A/99) Yolo’s Food Truck, 316 S.W. 6th Ave. Excessive grease build-up on walls and floors near grill and fryer; baskets containing seasonings above three-compartment sink must be kept clean (repeat violation). Correct by 03/08.

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