Normally a bakery that scored 51 demerits would easily take the cake for dirtiest kitchen, but a Weslaco restaurant took that distinction this week with 1 demerit more.
Sunrise Restaurant on 301 North Texas Boulevard scored 52 demerits on a health inspection report.
Kitchen cops found off-temperature food, a cross-contamination of vegetables and raw chicken and also rodent droppings and roaches.
The owner, Trini Leal, denied the insect and rodent contamination existed after the Food Patrol questioned the violations Wednesday afternoon.
Leal allowed the Food Patrol into the kitchen to check around.
Click on the video link to see what it looked like in this week TMs Food 4 Thought! Weekly Low Performer List: (total # of demerits)
WeslacoSunrise Restaurant 301 N Texas (52, 19) *Roaches, Rodent Dropping*Tejano Mart 1540 E Bus 83 (25) *Cross Contamination, Off Temp. Foods*
BrownsvilleEl Puerto Bakery 1344 E 14th (51, 22, 0) *Unsanitary conditions, Roaches, Shutdown*
Weekly Top Performer List: (0 demerits)
ElsaDairy Queen 108 E EdinburgAlemeda Restaurant 106 W Edinburg
PenitasMcDonald TMs 1705 W Exp 83
La BlancaValle Hermoso Doolittle & Richardson
SPILaguna Bobs 201 W PikeWhataburger 3509 Padre Blvd
HarlingenTacos & Antojitos 2205 S Bus 77Subway 4706 S ExpWing Stop 2230 S 77 SunshineNoriega TMs 1501 S H StPizza Patron 806 N 13th St
Port IsabelMcDonald TMs 1401 Hwy 100Black Jack TMs BBQ 501 E Maxan
EdinburgDenny TMs 1305 E Monte CristoLuby TMs 2201 W University Dr
McAllenKumori 400 Nolana Ave