Beef kept past discard date, chemicals over clean pans found at Phoenix-area restaurants

Health inspectors found cheese toast and beef/marinara sauces kept past the discard date and tuna salad not cold enough at Phoenix-area restaurants.
Published: Aug. 10, 2023 at 8:47 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 August 9, 2023:

The Palazzo - 6246 N. 19th Ave, Phoenix

3 violations

  • Dishwasher not cleaning properly
  • Tater tots and chicken tenders out of temperature
  • Tuna salad not kept cold enough

Ahi Poki Bowl - 2805 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

3 violations

  • Shrimp not cooling properly
  • Raw scallops not kept cold enough
  • Brown rice tossed out - proper cooking procedures not followed

Hub Grill and Bar - 6655 E. McDowell Rd, Mesa


3 violations

  • Butter-based sauces not kept hot enough
  • Cheese-covered toast kept past discard date
  • Energy drink can in a bin of cheese

Smoking Tiger Korean BBQ - 1919 S Gilbert Road, Mesa

3 violations

  • Raw eggs stored over fruit
  • Oven cleaner over clean food pans
  • Wet wiping towels on food prep station

The Country Club at DC Ranch - 9290 E. Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale

4 violations

  • No towels at hand wash sink
  • Hot foods without proper lids
  • Beef and marinara sauce kept past discard date
  • Employee handling dirty dishes then clean dishes

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

Pizza by Napoli - 3425 W Thunderbird Road, Phoenix

See’s Candies - 3111 W Chandler Blvd, Chandler

Subway - 1849 E Guadalupe Road, Tempe

Haven Burgers - 606 E Main Street, Mesa

Hilal Grill - 1638 N 40th Street, Phoenix

Dunkin Donuts - 13953 W Waddell Rd, Surprise

See all of our Dirty Dining reports here.

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