Worker not using gloves, raw eggs above cake found at Phoenix-area restaurants

These Phoenix-area restaurants received major violations recently from Maricopa County's health inspectors.
Published: Jul. 20, 2023 at 6:04 AM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Every week, Arizona’s Family looks up restaurants recently inspected by Maricopa County’s Environmental Services Department. Restaurants with some of the highest numbers of “risk factors,” considered major health code violations by inspectors, are selected for our Dirty Dining Report. For more details on the restaurant inspection scoring system, visit Maricopa County’s website.

Here are the Valley restaurants that did not make the grade for July 19, 2023:

The Persian Room - 17040 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

3 violations

  • No soap at hand wash sink
  • Raw eggs stored above cake
  • Toxic substances not labeled

Super Mercado El Kiosco - 3650 W Camelback Road, Phoenix

3 violations

  • Worker sugaring donuts without gloves
  • Cooked beans not stored at proper temperature
  • Deli ham and cheese not cold enough

Nick’s at Pinnacle Peak - 23417 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale

3 violations

  • Employee handling raw food then cooking equipment
  • Marinara sauce not kept hot enough
  • Knives not stored properly

Blanco - 6166 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

3 violations

  • Empty bottles in hand wash sink
  • Cooked pork not kept hot enough
  • Watermelon not kept cold enough

Dean’s List - Valley restaurants with perfect health inspection scores

Sizzling Wok - 623 W Wickenburg Way, Wickenburg

Cafe Zamora - 606 E Western Ave, Avondale

Cucina Tagliani - 17045 N 59th Ave, Glendale

Crackers and Co Cafe - 535 W Iron Ave, Mesa

Cactus Cafe - 2115 E Buckeye Rd, Phoenix

The Hanger Cafe - 1725 E Ryan Rd, Chandler

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