Amarillo Food Establishment Inspection Report for Nov. 13, 2022 – 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, 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:
Bomb City Tacos, 3606 N.E. 17th Ave.
Days Inn East, 1701 E. I-40.
Dirty Uncle Monty’s, 8001 S.W. 81st Ave.
El Giro Mobile #3, 1800 Bell St.
Olsen Park Elementary, 2409 Anna St.
Prissy’s Barbecue, 9220 Greyhawk Road.
Smoothie Palace – Mobile Food Unit, 10101 W. Amarillo Blvd.
The Barfield – Catering, 600 S. Polk St.
The Eatery on Route 66, 2601 S.W. 6th Ave.
Tosh Pit LLC, 6703 Daniel Drive.
Vibra Hospital of Amarillo, 7501 Wallace Blvd.
Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital, 7200 S.W. 9th Ave.
Western Plateau Elementary, 4927 Shawnee Trail.
Ye Olde Pancake Station – Catering, 2800 Virginia Circle.
The following establishments had a score of A/100 during a follow-up inspection:
Canyon Popcorn Co. – Mobile, 2304 4th Ave., Canyon.
Cliffside Coffee, 4167 S.W. 34th Ave.
Fast Eddie’s Billiards, 1619 S. Kentucky St., Space 220.
Hyatt Place, 8985 W. Amarillo Blvd.
Landshark Mobile, 1505 E. FM 1151.
Landshark Pizza & Burgers, 1505 E. FM 1151.
Microtel Inn & Suites, 1501 Ross St.
Rib Crib Restaurant, 5050 S. Coulter St.
Sakura Japanese Restaurant, 4000 S. Coulter Road.
Subway #6176-208, 2004 S. Coulter St.
Sunshines Expressions, 23000 W. UH 60, Canyon.
Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse, 5807 S. W. 45th Ave.
West Plains High School – Field House, 10576 Arden Road.
These establishments received the following scores for being out of compliance as stated:
(A/99) ABC Learning Center, 2707 S. Bivins St. Household stove must be replaced with commercial unit. Correct within one year.
(A/99) Amarillo Skilled Center, 6641 W. Amarillo Blvd. Light is out in vent system. Correct by 02/06.
(A/95) Ashmore Inns & Suites II Inc., 2301 E. I-40. Household fridge and oven in ballroom must be removed or replaced with commercial appliances (repeat violation); no sanitizer test strips (repeat violation). Correct by 11/13. Ceiling in ballroom kitchen must be replaced to be smooth, easily cleanable and non-absorbent (repeat violation). Correct by 02/01.
(A/94) Best Thai, 210 23rd St., Canyon. Multiple food items in make table cooler without lids; single-use cups stored on floor; dishes stacked wet; gaskets on make table cooler need to be cleaned or replaced; coolers need to be cleaned; bin of maintenance tools stored on food rack (repeat violation); employee bathroom door must be self-closing; trash can in employee restroom must have a lid; both hand sinks must have signs indicating for hand washing only. Correct by 02/05.
(A/98) Burger King #10952, 1800 S. Georgia St. Ice buckets must be stored upside down to drain (repeat violation); vent filters over fryers, soda fountain in dining room and floors in dining room must be clean to sight and touch. Correct by 02/06.
(A/99) Cajun Soul Spot, 201 S. Western St. Food contact surfaces, including vent hoods, must be kept clean. Correct by 02/06.
(A/99) Charlee’s Chicken, 614 S. Polk St. Signs needed at all hand sinks indicating for hand washing only. Correct by 02/01.
(A/99) Charley’s Philly Steaks, 7701 W. I-40. Pickles stored on floor in walk-in cooler. Correct by 02/06.
(A/91) China Max, 7701 W. I-40. Orange chicken and sweet and sour chicken in hot holding at improper temperature. COS. Raw eggs sitting above a bucket of soy sauce; many items stored without lids in smaller coolers. Correct by 11/11. Several buckets on floor; handles stored in food (repeat violation); freezer door not closing properly (repeat violation). Correct by 02/06.
(A/97) Comanche Trail Golf Complex, 4200 S. Grand St. Food handler certification needed. Correct by 11/19. Ice scoop handle in ice; spoon handle in relish. Correct by 02/06.
(A/99) Delia’s Cake Creations, 2812 S.E. 27th Ave. Excessive amount of condensate dripping onto equipment and food containers in walk-in freezer. Correct by 02/06.
(B/86) Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, 6015 Hillside Road, Space 100. Fried okra sitting out at room temperature; bottles of hand sanitizer used to start smoker fire stored next to food on food prep table. COS. Quaternary ammonium sanitizer at improper concentration; heavy mold build-up on soda nozzles (repeat violation). Correct by 11/07. Hair restraints must be worn by food employees at all times; boxes of pork must be stored at least six inches above the floor; seasonings and pickles in walk-in without lids; ice scoops must be stored in a clean and sanitized bin (repeat violation); dishes stacked wet; establishment is not being thoroughly cleaned (repeat violation); vent hood needs cleaning. Correct by 02/02.
(A/98) Dollar General #3488, 307 E. Hastings Ave. Puppy pads in bottom of coolers must be removed. Correct by 11/18.
(A/97) Dollar Tree #09085, 2850 S.W. 58th Ave. Food handler certification needed (repeat violation. Reinspection fee given for noncompliance from pre-opening inspection). Correct by 12/08. Ceiling needed over three-compartment sink and hand sink; surface over mop sink must be smooth, durable, nonabsorbent and easily cleanable (repeat violation). Correct by 02/06.
(A/96) El Bracero, 2116 S. Grand St. Food stored in freezer in plastic to-go bags (repeat violation); lid to container for chips is melted (repeat violation). Correct by 11/13. Ceiling is beginning to peel in dish washing area (repeat violation); grease build-up on floor under grill area (repeat violation). Correct by 02/01. Household stand-up freezer must be replaced with a commercial freezer or household chest freezer. Correct within one year.
(A/92) El Charro Mexican Food, 4207 E. I-40. Wet wiping cloths stored on make table cutting board. COS. Raw shelled eggs stored above ready-to-eat food. Correct by 11/06. HAACP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) plan is needed for cooking Ceviche. Correct by 11/13. Bowls used as scoops in containers of ready-to-eat food; mold accumulation inside soda machine diffuser. Correct by 02/01.
(A/96) El Giro, 1800 Bell St. Leak at cold top table must be repaired; damaged gasket on reach-in cooler must be repaired (repeat violation). Correct by 11/18. Ice scoop handle buried in ice maker (repeat violation); tile and separating floors must be repaired. Correct by 02/06.
(A/99) El Giro Mobile #2, 1800 Bell St. Vent is dirty and needs to be clean to sight and touch. Correct by 02/06.
(A/97) Eastridge Elementary, 1314 Evergreen St. Mold growing on ice machine guard. Correct by 11/18. Single-use cup used to scoop sugar. Correct by 02/06.
(A/94) Family Dollar Store #23478, 900 N.E. 24th Ave. Multiple food items expired in coolers. COS. Multiple dented cans and damaged food boxes on shelf for sale. Correct by 11/06.
(A/98) Forest Hill Elementary, 3515 E. Amarillo Blvd. Cup stored in hand sink. Correct by 11/13.
(A/98) Fountain Of Health, 4151 S.W. 34th Ave. Curbed mop sink is required with hot and cold running water. Correct by 11/18.
(A/99) Great American Cookies, 7701 W. I-40. Buckets of chocolate chunks and cinnamon sugar on floor in walk-in cooler. Correct by 02/06.
(A/99) Joe Taco Mobile, 7312 Wallace Blvd. AC vent soiled and must be clean to sight and touch. Correct by 02/05.
(A/99) La Loteria Mexican Food, 609 S. Grand St. Permit number needed on sides of mobile; fresh water and waste water outlets must be labeled. Correct by 02/02.
(B/86) Landmark of Amarillo, 5601 Plum Creek Drive. Whole cuts of meat stored with ground beef; several dishes and utensils with debris and greasy to touch. Correct by 11/11. No manager or designated person in charge on duty; walk in floor is soft and spongy and must be repaired or replaced. Correct by 11/18. Dishes stacked wet; nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment must be kept free of accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue and other debris; more lighting needed in dish room; several ceiling tiles ajar, cracks in floor and finishings coming apart from the walls. Correct by 02/06.
(C/73) Lupita’s, 3321 Bell St. Food without lids stored in walk-in refrigerator, in warmers and on counter in kitchen. COS. Items in cooler at improper temperature; raw beef stored above cooked food items; bleach poured directly on dishes to sanitize; chemicals stored next to food in several areas. Correct by 11/06. Several items in containers without dates; no thermometer inside reach-in refrigerator (repeat violation); soap must be available at every hand sink at all times. Correct by 11/13. Many flies inside building; employee food items stored next to customer products and containers; wet towels hanging off stove; food stored on floor; food warmers too close to hand sink; food warmers leaking into bucket under table; soda machine and ice machine not working (repeat violation): dishes stacked wet; (repeat violation); debris inside microwave; vent hood above stoves must be kept clean and free of debris; tools stored next to food products; signs needed at all hand sinks indicating for hand washing only. Correct by 02/01.
(A/99) McDonald’s, 400 E. Amarillo Blvd. Several areas in establishment need to be cleaned, including all vent filters, all drink/ice dispensers and shake machine. Correct by 02/01.
(A/95) Mesa Verde Elementary, 4011 Beaver Drive. Floor drain in chemical closet used to dump mop water. Correct by 11/18. Phone on prep table; scoop handle in sugar; ceilings throughout kitchen and bathroom must be replaced to be smooth, durable, non-absorbent and easily cleanable; current ceiling needs to be dusted. Correct by 02/06.
(B/81) Murphy’s Discount Store, 1117 N. Hughes St. Inside ice machine heavily soiled; air gap needed at three-compartment sink. Correct by 11/10. No sanitizer test strips; no soap and paper towels at hand sink; sink must be designated as hand sink; all bare wood must be painted or covered to be smooth, durable and non-absorbent; mop sink needs to be installed. Correct by 11/17. Splatters on ceiling must be cleaned; lights must be covered to be shatter resistant; floors, walls and ceilings must be smooth, durable and easily cleanable; covered trash can needed in restroom; hand washing signage must be placed at hand sink and in the bathroom. Correct by 02/05.
(A/98) Palace Coffee Co., 817 S. Polk St. Some areas in establishment need to be cleaned, including cart holding bleach in the back; sign needed at hand sinks indicating for hand washing only. Correct by 02/01.
(A/96) Panda Express #2033, 2416 S. Georgia St. Condensate dripping onto boxes of food in walk-in freezer. COS. Garlic and ginger oil mix at ambient temperature. Correct by 11/10.
(A/98) Scratch Made Bakery and Café, 118 S.W. 6th Ave., Suite A. Several unlabeled containers. Correct by 11/13.
(A/98) Sonic Drive In, 2707 S. Georgia St. Personal drinks not in designated area; drains, ice machines, mop sink and floors must be cleaned regularly. Correct by 02/06.
(B/89) Sonic Drive In #9, 101 Tascosa Road. Food on cold hold table was not kept separated; shake machine agitator must be sanitized between uses; clean vegetable cutters must be maintained clean (repeat violation). Correct by 11/06. Several flies in establishment (repeat violation); ice bin open (repeat violation); ice machine drain, walk-in cooler floor, walls, vent hoods and filters heavily soiled (repeat violation); tile missing from back door must be replaced (repeat violation); men’s restroom must be cleaned (repeat violation). Correct by 02/01.
(A/97) Super 8, 2909 E. I-40. No sanitizer test strips (repeat violation); new seal needed on front doors that remain locked. Correct by 02/01.
(A/98) Tejano Wild West, 1200 S.E. 10th Ave. Ceiling in women’s restroom must be smooth, durable, easily cleanable and non-absorbent (repeat violation); household refrigerator must be removed. Correct by 02/02.
(A/98) The Barfield, 6000 S. Polk St. Containers without handles used as scoops in several bins (repeat violation); several areas need to be cleaned, including wall behind the dishwasher and ice maker in the upstairs kitchen, soda nozzles in upstairs bar and walls and equipment around downstairs kitchen. Correct by 02/01.
(A/96) Toot ‘n Totum #43, 3522 River Road. Air gap needed under three-compartment sink. Correct by 11/11. Chips stored on floor (repeat violation). Correct by 02/06.
(A/96) Treehouse Children’s Academy, 7701 S. Coulter St. Ice maker needs to be thoroughly cleaned of mold build-up inside. Correct by 11/17. Spice tubs not labeled; nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment must be kept free of accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue and other debris. Correct by 02/05.
(A/97) Tyler’s Barbeque, 3301 Olsen Blvd. Utensils not in good working order, either melted or chipped; personal medication stored next to seasonings above food contact surface. COS. Mold on ice machine. Correct by 11/18.
(A/91) Venetian Nail Spa, 6017 Hillside Road. Nail glue stored above drinks in cooler behind bar. Correct by 11/07. Chlorine test strips needed; sink behind bar used for both hand washing and dumping drinks must be designated as dumping sink or hand washing sink; hand washing sign must be moved to back hand sinks (repeat violation). Correct by 11/14. Employee personal food stored next to customer drinks; nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment must be kept free of accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue and other debris. Correct by 02/02.
(A/93) Western Bowl, 5120 Canyon Drive. Food warmer is not working. COS. Items from previous day not date marked. Correct by 11/17. Wet wiping cloths must be stored in sanitizer solution between uses; scoop handle touching ice. Correct by 02/05.
(A/96) Whittier Elementary, 2004 N. Marrs St. Debris on knives in wall holder. COS. Blower leaking in walk-in cooler closest to dining area. Correct by 02/01.
(A/99) Wing Stop #416, 3300 E. I-40. Water collecting on floor under fryer (repeat violation). Correct by 02/01.
(A/93) Ye Olde Pancake Station, 2800 Virginia Circle. No sanitizer test strips. Correct by 11/17. Food stacked on floor in walk-in cooler and freezer; scoop handles touching food; items stacked wet (repeat violation); food debris in walk-in freezer; build-up of ice on ceiling of walk-in freezer; ceiling in walk-in refrigerator must be re-sealed (repeat violation); covered trash cans needed in restrooms. Correct by 02/05.
(A/90) Yummy Licious, 1401 Ross St. Rodent bait uncovered. Correct by 11/10. Household fridges and freezer must be replaced with commercial appliances; when crockpots are used, they must have numerical temperatures instead of “low” or “high”; hand sinks must be used for hand washing only. Correct by 11/17. Cleaning cloths must be stored in sanitizer solution when not in use; frozen mango thawing improperly; nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment must be kept free of accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue and other debris. Correct by 02/05.


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