dining check

dining check.(p o: getty images)

get details on restaurants cited by maricopa county inspectors for four or more priority violations the week of jan. 16.

a priority violation is a major violation that directly contributes to increasing the risk of food-borne illness or injury. if listed in the reports, remedies implemented during inspections are included.

and see a sampling of the many restaurants graded as an a for no violations.

5 violations

super carniceria los pinos​, 2903 e. mcdowell road, phoenix.

  1. employees touched raw food products, changed gloves and served cheese without washing hands. employee washing dirty dishes put on gloves and served food without washing hands. employees washed hands.
  2. employees washed hands for less than 20 seconds. employees re-washed hands.
  3. large plastic tubs filled with barbacoa held at improper temperature. discarded.
  4. chicken wings, tamales and chicharrones with meat held at improper temperature. reheated. 
  5. raw chicharrones with meat held at improper temperature in refrigerator. refrigerator door left open. 

4 violations

huachinango's, 1620 w. university drive, suite 5, mesa.

  1. employee washed hands for less than 10 seconds and handled clean dishes. employee rewashed hands for 20 seconds.
  2. employee cracked raw shelled eggs, changed gloves and handled food without washing hands. employee washed hands. 
  3. employee washed dishes without sanitizing. employee properly sanitized knives.
  4. hand painted clay cups with cracks and missing paint used by establishment to serve coffee. discontinue use of clay cups.

pepper cafe, 825 s. cooper road, suite b-1, gilbert.

  1. employee used cell phone then began to grab clean food-contact bowls and handle noodles without washing hands. employee washed dirty dishes and put on new gloves without washing hands. employees demonstrated proper hand washing.
  2. employees wet hands under running water for 2-4 seconds then dried with paper towels. employees demonstrated proper hand washing.
  3. pork broth on stove held at improper temperature. reheated.
  4.  bottle of raid found in men's restroom. discarded.

more: week of dec. 26, jan. 2 and jan. 9.

grade a restaurants

phoenix

sweethearts donut shop, 3655 w. anthem way, suite b135, anthem.

duck & decanter, 1651 e. elback road, phoenix.

kyoto bowl, 702 w. elback road, suite 1, phoenix.

macayo restaurant, 12637 s. 48th st., phoenix.

pizza mia, 6005, n. 43rd ave., phoenix.

southeast valley

the doughnut peddler, 450 n. mcclintock road, suite 102, chandler.

joe's farm grill, 3000 e. ray road, building 1, gilbert.

famous dave's legendary bar-b-que, 1011 n. dobson road, mesa.

sauce, 3426 e. baseline road, suite 119, mesa.

manuels restaurant, 2350 e. southern ave., tempe.

scottsdale area

q to u bbq, 4705 e. carefree highway, suite 101, cave creek.

china lite, 6941 n. hayden road, suite b-2, scottsdale.

standing rock cafe, 33505 n. winfield drive, scottsdale.

sakana sushi & grill restaurant, 6989 n. hayden road, suite a-12, scottsdale.

terroir wine pub, 7001 n. scottsdale road, suite 156-157, scottsdale.

west valley

red dragon buffet, 1461 n. dysart road, suite 101, avondale.

fresh donuts, 1500 s. watson road, suite c100, buckeye.

pizza old roma, 5740 w. glendale ave., glendale.

twisted italian, 9940 w. happy valley parkway, suite 1080, peoria.

rivas mexican food, 15403 w. greenway road, surprise.

source: maricopa county environmental services

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