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      Dirty Al's on SPI lives up to its name with high demerits, live roaches

      The owner of Dirty Alâ??s admits on Food 4 Thought to scoring the worst inspection report in his 25 years in the restaurant business.

      The owner of Dirty Al TMs admits on Food 4 Thought to scoring the worst inspection report in his 25 years in the restaurant business.What can I say, it did happen, Alfonso Salazar said.A Cameron County health inspector slaps the South Padre Island eatery with 33 demerits on an initial health report.The restaurant is located on 1 Padre Boulevard.Cooks were found not properly washing their hands or wearing gloves, while touching ready-to-eat foods.There were also live roaches and cross contamination of foods, according to the health report.Salazar didn TMt shy away from admitting fault to the Food Patrol for his restaurant TMs low performer score.What did you do to correct things? Action 4 TMs Ryan Wolf asked.They won TMt happen again, Salazar answered. I got me another guy who will inspect all my restaurants each week.The public had a mixed reaction to the news.Gabriel Trevino believed the score would only leave room for improvement.But another Food Patrol fan opted not to eat at Dirty Al TMs over the poor score, despite the owner TMs claim it TMs since been lowered to 8 demerits on a re-inspection.We will probably go scout somewhere else out to eat, Juan said. I appreciate you guys doing your job.Dirty Al TMs wasn TMt the dirtiest restaurant this week.Click on the video link to see the good, the bad and the dirty dining in this week TMs Food 4 Thought!Click here to follow Ryan Wolf on FacebookClick here to follow Ryan Wolf on TwitterClick here to watch past episodes of Food 4 ThoughtTop Performers ListLow Performers List

      Weekly Low Performer List: (total # of demerits)

      SPIDirty Al TMs 1 Padre Blvd (33) *Live Roaches, Cross Contamination of Foods*

      BrownsvilleRutledge Hamburgers 1126 E Washington (43) *Roaches, Onions on Wet Floor*

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