PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - The last thing you want when you go to eat out this weekend is to end up sick to your stomach after visiting your favorite restaurant. That's why each week Dirty Dining lets you know who's keeping a clean kitchen and who's not.

[WATCH: Tasty Pot of AZ in Mesa has most violations this week on 'Dirty Dining']

Every week, CBS 5 News is sent a list of restaurants that have been recently inspected by Maricopa County's Environmental Services Department. Restaurants with some of the highest numbers of "risk factors," considered as major health code violations by inspectors, are selected. For more details on the restaurant inspection scoring system, visit Maricopa County's website.

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Here are the Valley restaurants that did not make the grade for Feb. 28, 2020.

Charleston’s Restaurant

1623 S. Stapley Drive

Mesa

4 violations

Among the violations:

  • Employee touched mouth then put away clean dishes
  • Cooked enchilada sauce not held at proper temperature

Losbetos Mexican Food

3001 N. Hayden Road

Scottsdale

4 violations

Among the violations:

  • Rolled beef tacos kept past discard date
  • Toxic substances not labeled

Circle K

975 N. 7th Street

Phoenix

6 violations

Among the violations:

  • Open bags of hot dogs not date marked
  • Cheese and chili not hot enough

Tasty Pot of AZ

66 S. Dobson Rd

Mesa

7 violations

Among the violations:

  • An employee cutting raw fish below a first aid kit
  • A lighter stored above a food prep area
  • Raw beef stored above raw eggs

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Dean’s List - Perfect Health Inspection Scores:

Desert Jade Restaurant

3215 E. Indian School Rd

Phoenix

85018

Mimi’s Café

8980 E. Shea Blvd

Scottsdale

85260

Chili’s Grill and Bar

7717 W. Bell Rd

Peoria

85382

Dairy Queen

437 N Gilbert Rd

Gilbert

85234

Cardinal Café

6216 W. Glendale Ave

Glendale

85301

Water and Ice

6170 S. 51st Ave

Laveen

85339

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DIRTY DINING TOOLS: 

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"A" for food safety: How restaurants are graded

Dirty Dining: Why and how we do it

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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