Kitchen Cops

Feb 1, 2013 1:30 AM by Sean Mooney

Kitchen Cops: Critters lead to critical violation for steakhouse

Tucson- Pima County Health Inspectors wrapped up the first month of the new year uncovering more restaurants with employees too willing to lend a hand and critters that lead to critical violations.

Cattletown Steakhouse and Saloon, at 3141 E. Drexel Rd., received one critical violation. The inspector on site observed an insect moving along a wall and crawl in to a crack. The restaurant was instructed to immediately contact pest control. The violation was not corrected at the time of the inspection giving Cattletown Steakhouse and Saloon a "Needs Improvement" rating.

Marcela's Cafe and Bakery, at 11117 W. Dorsey St. in Ajo, received five critical violations. An employee was seen cutting beef with gloves on and then handling kitchen items and door handles without removing the gloves and washing their hands. Liquid from a pan of raw shrimp had spilled into a container of shredded lettuce. Food items in a refrigeration unit tested above the maximum 41-degrees with beef at 58-degrees, chicken at 51-degrees. All violations were corrected during the inspection giving Marcela's Cafe and Bakery, a "Good" rating.

Last week we told you about Quik Mart, at N. Country Club receiving a "needs improvement" rating. The Pima County Health Department has confirmed that Quik Mart passed re-inspection. Two weeks ago we reported JV Tacos y Hotdogs, mobile restaurant, received a "provisional" rating. the Pima County Health Department has confirmed that JV Tacos y Hot Dogs has also passed re-inspection.

Restaurants awarded "Excellent" ratings this week include, Sausage Deli, at 2334 N. First Avenue, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, at 6360 N. Campbell and Waffle House, at 4601 W. Ina Rd.

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