Black slimy matter on mint leaves, toxic chemicals next to chicken found at Phoenix-area restaurants

Here are the Phoenix-area restaurants that did not make the grade during health inspections this week.
Published: Oct. 4, 2023 at 10:00 PM MST|Updated: Oct. 5, 2023 at 12:46 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 October 4, 2023

Chennai Chettinaad Palace - 2814 W. Bell Rd., Phoenix

3 violations

  • Raw eggs stored over butter and sour cream
  • No hot water in the restaurant
  • The toilet not working in the restroom

Tacos Calafia - 414 S. Mill Ave., Tempe

3 Violations

  • Toxic chemicals next to container of chicken
  • Red and green salsa not kept cold enough
  • Grilled onions not kept hot enough

Fran and Lupe’s - 4121 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale

3 violations

  • Raw shrimp above ready-to-eat green chiles
  • The dishwasher not cleaning properly
  • Excessive organic matter on shelving

Wingstop - 5215 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix

3 violations

  • Bowls of ranch dressing not cooling properly
  • Plumbing not installed properly
  • Liquid cheese not held at the proper temperature

Sip Coffee and Beer House - 3620 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix

4 violations

  • Employee rubs eye then puts away clean dishes
  • Black slimy organic matter on mint leaves
  • Almond milk was not kept cold enough
  • An employee entered the bathroom to replace paper towels and then didn’t wash their hands

Restaurants with a perfect health inspection score

Anita’s Cocina57 N. Valentine Street, Wickenburg
Butcher Bob’s Quality Meats11663 W. Bell Road, Surprise
Subway808 S. Priest Drive, Tempe
Venezia’s Pizza744 W. Ray Road, Gilbert
Crumbl Cookies4747 E. Bell Rd., Phoenix
Bandolero8977 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

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