PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Every week, CBS 5 News is sent a list of restaurants that have been recently inspected by Maricopa County's Environmental Services Department. CBS 5 News selects restaurants with some of the highest numbers of "risk factors."

Dirty Dining for Dec. 7, 2018

According to health inspectors, risk factors are considered major health code violations.

For more details on the restaurant inspection scoring system visit Maricopa County's website.


Here are the Valley restaurants with the most health code violations for Dec. 7.

The Pickleback Bar and Grill

Holiday Inn, 12027 N. 28th Drive, Phoenix

4 violations

Among the violations:

Cook did not wash hands before prepping food

Discarded fruit in hand wash sink

Yucca Tap Room

99 W. Southern Ave., Tempe

4 violations

Among the violations:

Toxic Chemicals stored next to coffee grounds

Raw eggs above butter

Mi Amigo’s

455 N. Third Street. Phoenix

4 violations

Among the violations:

Multiple dead roaches near mop sink

Employee scooping chips with bare hands

Mama Olga’s Tamales

905 W. Hatcher Road, Phoenix

4 violations

Among the violations:

Raw beef stored above cooked pork

Cook handling lettuce and onions without washing hands

Asadero Y Cocina El Matador

2803 E. Broadway Road, Phoenix

5 violations

Among the violations:

Bread stored in grocery bags

Chicken wings not held at proper temperature

No soap at hand wash sink


Dean's List - Perfect health inspection scores

Mu Shu Asian Grill

1502 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix 85015

Jimmy John’s

350 W. Baseline Road, Mesa 85210


9841 N. Black Canyon Highway, Phoenix 85021

Panini Bread and Grill

3510 W. Bell Road, Glendale 85308

Peggy & Penny’s 40th Street Café

4022 E. Greenway Road, Phoenix 85032

Randy’s Restaurant

7904 E. Chaparral Road, Scottsdale 85250

Jason Barry is best known for his Dirty Dining Report which airs Fridays at 6:30 p.m. on CBS 5.  He is also the storyteller behind CBS 5's Pay It Forward which airs every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

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Jason Barry is a nine-time Rocky Mountain Emmy Award winner who is best known for his weekly Dirty Dining reports highlighting local restaurants with major health code violations.

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