Amarillo Food Establishment Inspection Report for March 5, 2023
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Amarillo Food Establishment Inspection Report for March 5, 2023

Sep 21, 2023

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:

Abuelo's Mexican Embassy – Catering, 3501 S.W. 45th Ave.

Amigo's #524 – Catering, 3300 E. I-40.

Blue Heaven, 2801 S. Osage St.

Bomb City Enterprises, 306 S. Cleveland St.

Bushland High School, 1201 S. FM 2381, Bushland.

Bushland ISD Concession Football, 1201 S. FM 2381, Bushland.

Bushland ISD Concession High School, 1201 S. FM 2381, Bushland.

Bushland ISD Middle School, 20101 25th St., Bushland.

Clean Juice, 5215 S. Coulter St., Space 100.

Compassions Gate, 503 E. Willow Creek Drive.

Da Spot 2.0, 1403 N. Hayden St.

Domino's, 5985 S. Georgia St.

Dubai Nightclub, 900 E. Amarillo Blvd.

Dutch Bros Coffee, 1600 Ross St.

El Tropico – Mobile, 1111 E. Amarillo Blvd #C.

Friendship Ranch, 1108 24th St., Canyon.

Frito Lay, 1051 N. Forest St.

Hugo's On The Square, 407 16th St., Canyon.

J's Bar & Grill – Catering, 3130 S. Soncy Road, Suite #100.

Kiki's Tacos, 4511 E. Amarillo Blvd.

Life Challenge Roasting Room, 6500 Hope Road.

Palace Coffee, 7304 S.W. 34th Ave., Space 2.

Pondaseta Brewing Co., 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.

Porch Swing Eats & Treatz, 5202 River Road.

Rafter P Meats & Eats, 6100 Diaz Ranch Road.

Rafter P Meats & Eats – Catering, 6100 Diaz Ranch Road.

Revivify Coffee – Catering, 6500 Hope Road.

Schnitzel and Dreams, 208 Rosemary Lane.

She She Cakes, 7535 Canyon Drive.

Southwest Montessori Christian, 4100 Republic Ave.

St. Paul Children Day Out Preschool, 4317 W. I-40.

Taco Guapo, 1415 Sunrise Drive.

Tamme's Tender Touch Too, 1009 S. Highland St.

Texas Premier Childcare, 2455 W. I-40.

Travis Middle School, 2815 Martin Road.

Water Tree Amarillo Inc., 1310 S.E. 10th Ave.

Youth Center of the High Plains, 9300 S. Georgia St.

The following establishments had a score of A/100 during a follow-up inspection:

ABC Learning Center #2, 4333 S.W. 51st Ave.

Burger King #13483, 4900 S. Coulter St.

Bushland ISD – Catering, 1201 S. FM 2381, Bushland.

New Beginnings, 3606 Atkinsen St.

Panda Express, 4710 S. Coulter St.

Petro Stopping Center Convenience Store, 8500 E. I-40.

Plum Creek Place, 6800 Plum Creek Drive.

Pride Home Center, 3503 N.E. 24th Ave.

Thai Town, 1300 Ross St.

Travel Centers of America, 7000 E. I-40.

Washington Food Mart, 4016 S. Washington St.

Western Bowl, 5120 Canyon Drive.

These establishments received the following scores for being out of compliance as stated:

(A/93) Abuelo's Mexican Embassy, 3501 S.W. 45th Ave. Raw chicken stored behind raw shrimp and raw beef without lids in make tables. COS. Dishwasher behind bar is not dispensing sanitizer solution. Correct by 03/09. Layer of debris on conveyor belt for warming food; dust on fans in walk-in coolers; old food debris in bottom of cup cooler behind bar; debris and dust on vent hoods. Correct by 05/28.

(A/97) Arby's #5726, 7222 W. I-40. Employee cell phone and speakers on food prep table (repeat violation). COS. Hot water at hand sink in back does not reach proper temperature. Correct by 03/09.

(C/79) Blue Sky Asian Market, 5631 E. Amarillo Blvd. Multiple dented cans on shelf for sale; no sanitizer prepared; utensil bins dirty; no hand sink in food prep area; rodent bait blocks must be covered; no soap or paper towels at hand sink in personal kitchen; rodent droppings in establishment; all personal items must be stored in a designated area; household cooler cannot be used to store food for establishment. Correct by 02/27. No Certified Food Manager; food packaged in an establishment must have proper labeling and nutritional information; no hand sink in produce and packaging areas. Correct by 03/04. Bathroom doors must be self closing (repeat violation). Correct by 05/23.

(A/92) Chartwells K-12, 3301 N. 23rd St., Canyon. Air gap needed on three-compartment sink. Correct by 02/27. Hot water needs to be verified by health department; mobile must be identified with name, description of business and permit numbers on both sides a minimum of 4 inches in size; fresh and waste water ports must be labeled. Correct by 03/06. No inspection tag on fire extinguisher. Correct by 05/25.

(A/96) Chick-Fil-A, 4510 S. Coulter St. Chocolate syrup not refrigerated after opening (repeat violation); sugar scoop with handle stored in sugar. COS.

(A/97) Crystal's Country Store, 6701 W. Rockwell Road. Sandwiches and Hot Pockets with improper internal temperature. COS.

(A/97) Curtis Flemming Learning Center, 3001 Wolflin Ave. Air gap and P-trap system overflowing with every sink drained. Correct by 03/02.

(A/99) Da Weekend’z, 3701 W. Amarillo Blvd. Debris in bottom of clean utensil bin; pan needs to be cleaned. COS.

(A/97) Delvin's Restaurant, 1300 N. Hughes St. Employee drink in cooler with consumer foods; handles of two scoops stored in food; nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment must be kept free of accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue and other debris (repeat violation). COS.

(A/97) Dollar Tree #2684, 5807 S.W. 45th Ave. Dented cans on shelves for sale. COS.

(A/93) Domino's, 301 N. 23rd St., Canyon. Chemical spray bottles stored throughout kitchen near food contact surfaces; food dumped in hand sink in ware washing area (repeat violation). COS. Personal drinks must be stored in a designated area; fans and vents in walk-in and kitchen ceiling need cleaning (repeat violation). Correct by 08/21.

(A/99) Eastridge Lanes Inc., 5405 E. Amarillo Blvd. Blowers in reach-in cooler and storage area under register need to be cleaned. Correct by 05/22.

(A/92) El Bracero Mexican Restaurant, 2028 Paramount Blvd. Raw chicken and fish stored above ready-to-eat food in stand-up cooler in kitchen (repeat violation); grocery bags being used to store food items. COS. Clean dishes stored too closely to hand sink; unused cooking oil stored on floor; cutting boards deeply scored (repeat violation); to-go lid boxes stored directly on floor (repeat violation); household Crockpot must be replaced with a commercial unit. Correct by 05/22.

(A/95) Family Dollar Store #4337, 1000 S. Grand St. Several food items out of date by several months, including almond milk and various frozen breakfast foods (repeat violation); several commercial prepared ready-to-eat/TCS (temperature/time controlled for safety) foods in cooler out of date. COS.

(A/95) El Siete De Copas, 2628 E. Amarillo Blvd. Hand sink used for dumping; sponges must not be used to clean dishes; gaps at both doors must be repaired (repeat violation). Correct by 02/22l

(A/97) Fillmore's Bar & Grill, 1005 N. Fillmore St. Build-up in ice machine; ice scoop stored on top of machine; new weather stripping needed on back door. Correct by 06/22.

(A/94) Five Senses Coffee House, 6010 S. Western St., Unit 300. Sanitizer dispenser near empty and not pumping sanitizer into sink (repeat violation). COS. Back door must be self-closing and gaps along right side repaired; self serve stir straws must be individually wrapped or in a dispenser; excessive dust accumulating on intake air ducts and filters; lights above main counter must be shielded and shatterproof (repeat violation). Correct by 05/22. Re-inspection fee given for repeat violations.

(A/95) Glenwood Elementary, 2407 S. Houston St. Several foods and milk stored in cooler at improper temperature. COS. Cooler holding milk and yogurt next to drying rack not holding at proper temperature. Correct by 03/04.

(A/99) Jason's Deli, 7406 S.W. 34th Ave. Items stacked wet. COS.

(A/99) Jesse's Pool Hall, 3411 W. Amarillo Blvd. Ice machine needs to be cleaned. Correct by 05/25.

(A/99) Jones Grill and Treats, 103 S. Tennessee St. Fresh water and waste water must be clearly labeled on outside of mobile unit. Correct by 05/23.

(A/95) Kwik Stop, 937 S. Grand St. Pickles stored at room temperature (repeat violation). COS. Heavy dust and powder build-up inside coffee machine (repeat violation); dust on condensation lines inside walk-in cooler; dust on ceiling by light fixtures; spider webs on walls (repeat violation). Correct by 08/23.

(A/93) La Fiesta Grande, 7415 S.W. 45th Ave. Beef thawing improperly; no soap at hand sink; items stored in hand sink; handle of scoop in rice; dirt and debris accumulation on vents and shelves; wall cover coming off and exposing drywall. COS.

(A/98) Landmark of Amarillo, 5601 Plum Creek Drive. More lighting needed in dishwasher area (repeat violation); broken coving tiles must be repaired (repeat violation). Correct by 05/28.

(A/97) Life Challenge, 6500 Hope Road. Eggs stored over bagged walnuts in walk-in cooler. COS.

(A/95) Little Caesars Pizza, 1401 E. Amarillo Blvd., #A. No paper towels in employee restroom. COS. Hand sink not in good repair. Correct by 03/21. Containers of food not properly covered; boxes of pizza sauce stored on floor; multiple surfaces with food debris and dirt; hand sink toward front desk not working properly. Correct by 05/22.

(B/89) Market 33, 5811 S. Western St. Multiple items in freezer with signs of thawing and refreezing; damaged cans on shelves (repeat violation); expired bacon on shelves (repeat violation); bread baskets sitting directly on floor (repeat violation); scoop handles in chilies and peppers. COS. Ceiling tile missing above produce prep area. Correct by 05/28.

(B/86) Meme's D.O.C. Chlorine sanitizer too weak; meat debris on blades of cutter; old debris on potato slicer; cleaned utensils stored in dirty bins and drawers; soda nozzles dirty. COS. Food handler certification needed; multiple food items without dates; kitty litter scoops cannot be used to sift flour; mouse droppings in establishment; stickers/labels must be removed from glass jars when used for storing food. Correct by 03/09. Multiple areas in kitchen, behind and under equipment and inside coolers need to be cleaned and sanitized; vent hood filters need cleaning; acoustic ceiling tiles in restrooms must be replaced; carpet must be removed from under ice machine; restroom doors must be self-closing. Correct by 06/28.

(A/95) Ohms Café, 619 S. Tyler St. Back hand sink blocked by trash cans; large pieces of food debris in front hand sink; sponges in empty sanitizer bucket; large cutting board in front of reach-in cooler heavily scored (repeat violation). Correct by 06/26.

(A/92) Pak A Sak #9, 6001 S. Coulter St. Air gap needed under three-compartment sink; sandwiches not date marked; dust on front cooler holding sandwiches (repeat violation); intake and exhaust air ducts must be cleaned and filters changed. Correct by 03/10. Exposed wood on label holder must be painted (repeat violation). Correct by 08/21.

(A/94) Pak A Sak #13, 2708 S.W. 58th Ave. Several spray bottles of different chemicals not labeled; many items in hand sink; no paper towels at hand sink; many boxes opened and uncovered food in drive-thru walk-in. COS.

(A/97) Pak A Sak #14, 6320 Bell St. Personal items must be stored in a designated area. COS. All hot dogs and other foods in walk-in cooler must be covered at all times; wood pallet in food prep area must be painted. Correct by 08/21.

(A/97) Papa Murphy's, 6032 Bell St. Spray bottle of chemical stored near to-go containers. COS.

(A/97) Phillips 66, 9525 E. I-40. Thermometer needed inside cooler holding milk (repeat violation). Correct by 03/06. Self-service stir straws must be individually wrapped or in a dispenser. Correct by 05/24.

(A/97) Pizza Hut, 6019 S. Coulter St. Dishes no longer easily cleanable due to extensive scratching (repeat violation); heavy mold and grease build-up on shelves, coolers and frying area (repeat violation). Correct by 03/06.

(A/97) Pondaseta Brewing Co. – Mobile, 7500 S.W. 45th Ave. Eggs stored on top shelf of fridge. Correct by 02/25.

(A/98) Pork N Things BBQ, 10816 S.E. 3rd Ave. Accumulation of biofilm and soil on tea nozzles. Correct by 05/24. Bottom four feet of wall in both restrooms is not smooth and must be repaired (repeat violation); smoke house walls and ceilings are exposed (repeat violation). Correct by 06/30.

(A/94) R Bar, 2616 E. Amarillo Blvd. No sanitizer test strips; no soap or paper towels at hand sink; hand sink used for other purposes. Correct by 03/04. Heavy mold build-up inside ice machine; covered trash can needed in women's restroom (repeat violation). Correct by 05/23.

(A/98) Red Robin, 8720 W. I-40. Excessive condensation on fans in walk-in cooler (repeat violation); sign needed at hand sink stating for hand washing only. Correct by 05/23.

(A/99) Reeves-Hinger Elementary, 1005 21st St., Canyon. Ice cream in chest freezer was not frozen. Correct by 05/23.

(B/89) Sanchez Bakery, 1010 E. Amarillo Blvd. Chlorine sanitizer too weak (repeat violation); scoop in powdered sugar bin with handle in sugar. COS. Household pesticide must not be used in establishment; sanitizer test strips needed; racks of frozen pastries must be covered; heavy dust build-up on fans in walk-in cooler. Correct by 02/22.

(B/85) Shi Lee's Barbecue & Soul Food, 1213 S.W. 3rd Ave. Food not properly cooled within six hours; several TCS foods left out overnight. COS. No date marking on food items held more than 24 hours; cups and ashtray stored in hand sink; insulation is visible and baseboard cracked at bottom of freezer. Correct by 03/09. Gaps at bottom of door to smokehouse must be sealed; raw shelled eggs stored above ready-to-eat foods; clean to-go boxes stored on dirty rack; several areas in kitchen need cleaning; debris accumulating in fridges; tops of spices soiled; dirt floors in smokehouse and around prep table; noncommercial freezers must be replaced with commercial units or a household chest freezer. Correct by 05/28.

(A/96) Sky West Assisted Living CTR, 2623 12th Ave., Canyon. Dented cans in dry storage area; jar of pickles in dry storage area without a label; unable to verify source for chicken eggs in cooler; unable to verify source for pickles in Mason jar in dry storage area. COS. Household Crockpot must be replaced with a commercial unit. Correct by 06/23.

(A/96) Stewart's Beef Jerky, 324 Willow Creek Drive. Humidity of the jerky must be recorded; hand sink must be available in food prep area with no obstruction. Correct by 03/04.

(A/99) Taquera San Rafael, 1501 N. Mirror St. Mobile was dusty after wind storm and all surfaces must be cleaned before operating. Correct by 05/28.

(A/92) Taqueria Sanchez, 3405 S. Georgia St. Raw bacon and eggs stored above sauces and precooked meats; multiple prepared food items in coolers not date marked (repeat violation); hand sink being used as a shelf. COS. Sign needed at hand sink stating for hand washing only (repeat violation). Correct by 05/22.

(A/95) Texas Premier Childcare at Amarillo Netplex, 3723 S.W. 58th Ave. Automatic sanitizer dispenser not dispensing proper concentration; chlorine sanitizer must be made to sanitize large dishes that do not fit in dishwasher. COS. Quaternary sanitizer not at proper concentration. Correct by 03/03.

(A/93) The Bread Box, 2801 Civic Circle. Ware washing machine not sanitizing; invoices must be provided for last grease trap service and last pest control treatment. Correct by 03/02.

(A/95) The 806, 2812 S.W. 6th Ave. Cut tomatoes and cut roasted veggies stored on ice had improper internal temperatures. COS. Food items in coolers not date marked. Correct by 08/27.

(A/97) TNT Discount, 2801 S.E. 27th Ave. Large amount of dust on fan guards of walk-in cooler; cardboard must not be used above fans in walk-in cooler; large gaps between sheetrock in ceiling above mop sink must be repaired (repeat violation); vinyl wall covering behind mop sink must be attached to wall to prevent exposure of wood; restroom door must be self-closing (repeat violation). Correct by 05/24.

(A/99) Toot ‘n Totum #9, 5962 S. Soncy Road. Gallon jugs of water and milk on floor in walk-in cooler. COS.

(A/98) Toot ‘n Totum #10, 7006 S. Western St. Some cutting boards deeply scored (repeat violation); dust on fans in coolers, on ceiling and intake/exhaust vents. Correct by 05/23.

(A/96) Toot ‘n Totum #34, 2024 S. Washington St. Mold growing on spouts of Icee machine; accumulation of debris and calcium build-up on ice chute by drive- thru (repeat violation). COS. Rust debris from prior pipe drip in corner of back room; layers of dust above doors (repeat violation). Correct by 05/24.

(B/89) Toot ‘n Totum #93, 8772 S. Coulter St. Cups of cut veggies on self-service line at improper temperature; front soda machine and hot chocolate machine nozzles dirty with extreme biofilm build-up (repeat violation); quaternary sanitizer in spray bottle too strong; eggs on shelf out of date; mold and dust on shelves and fans in walk-in cooler. Correct by 02/27. Quaternary sanitizer test strips needed (repeat violation). Correct by 08/22.

(A/99) Travis 6th Grade Campus, 2801 N.E. 24th Ave. Ceiling tile out of place in dry storage room. Correct by 05/25.

(A/95) Tune Up The Manly Salon, 2644 Wolflin Ave. Mop water being dumped outside. COS. Cups stored in hand sink. Correct by 03/06.

(A/90) Zest E Taco, 1010 E. Amarillo Blvd. No sanitizer prepared (repeat violation). COS. No paper towels at hand sink (repeat violation). Correct by 03/04. All prepared food items in fridge without date marks; dish soap and bleach stored in hand sink (repeat violation); ice scoop buried in ice; mold growing on ice maker; sink in dry storage area is clogged. Correct by 08/22.

The following establishments had a score of A/100 during a follow-up inspection: These establishments received the following scores for being out of compliance as stated: