You know the Health Department Roundup is going to be a little dull when the only place that earned a citation was a Burger King, and half of the places inspected were schools. (We're going to say that works about once a year.) Instead of exciting closures and tickets, of which there were none, here are the results from some of the better-known places the city looked at in the last week. It may not be salacious, but like Dust Bowl farmers struggling against long odds to feed their hungry families -- in fact, it's exactly like that -- we're going to do our best.
Starting with the King, the store at 6220 East Freeway got a citation for wall/ceiling not in good repair, and...that's it. It was a repeat violation, but we're still not sure about the reason for the ticket. But we hate Burger King, so we'll allow it.
Lee's Sandwich (9894 Bissonnet) also earned one violation -- food not labeled properly -- but like literally every other situation we've seen that did not involve permits or certifications, one issue was not enough to yield a ticket.
Cedar Creek Café (1024 W. 20th) had considerably more trouble but also escaped a citation. Violations there included equipment in poor repair/unsanitary/possibly toxic (no kidding); dirty or dusty non-food-contact surfaces; garbage containers leaking or not designed properly; and a potentially contaminated ice machine. All but the first violation were corrected on site.
Becks Prime at 115 W. 19th earned six violations, including food not protected from potential contamination; equipment in poor repair/unsanitary/possibly toxic; dirty floors; and dirty or dusty non-food-contact surfaces.
SRO Sports Bar (444 Northwest Mall) was completely clean, which is nice because a big group of adult male My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fans are meeting there at 11 a.m. Saturday. We are neither among this group nor kidding about this. Also, they are called Bronies. It's a portmanteau of bro and pony, and...you know what? You should go and find out for yourself. With an open mind.
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Udipi Café and Chaat House (5959 Hillcroft) earned ten violations in its kitchen and cafe area. The three most serious were dirty or dusty non-food-contact surfaces; food not protected from potential contamination; and a new one, "Devices used to trap insects by adherence not properly installed to protect from exposure: to food/to linens/to equipment/utensils/unwrapped single-service articles."
Completely Unrelated Note of the Week: Rest in peace, Levon Helm (1940-2012). You were an inspiring musician, and those Canadians couldn't have done it without you.