Food 4 Thought - Food Patrol fan censors herself

Upper Valley restaurants outshine the rest, as a slew of top performers prove they're "keeping it clean!"

McDonald's on 824 West Business 83 in San Juan scored zero demerits on a health inspection report.

Two others were featured by the Food Patrol for their repeat sticker winning performance in back-to-back years.

The manager at Subway, Mingo Gracia, on 730 East Expressway 83 in La Joya said the restaurants newest top performer sticker tells the public what they don't have in the kitchen

"Flies or roaches and stuff like that," Gracia said.

Taqueria El Zarape on 1207 East University Drive in Edinburg also earned another top performer sticker.

Yolanda Mata said her staff makes sure the kitchen is as clean as the food is tasty.

"It feels good cause we really did work hard to earn it," the manager said.

But there was one kitchen in San Juan not performing up to standards as a low performer.

Click on the video link to see the good, the bad and the dirty dining in this week's Food 4 Thought!

Weekly Low Performer List: (total # of demerits)

San JuanAziz 1101 W Business 83 (21) *Food on the Floor, No Hairnets*

Weekly Top Performer List: (0 demerits)

San JuanSubway 730 E Exp. 83McDonald's 824 W Business 83

EdinburgTaqueria El Zarape 1207 E University Dr

PharrKFC 904 E Business 83

MissionSmoking Pit BBQ 104 N MayberryLittle Caesar 104 E Griffin Pkwy

HarlingenDenny's 4703 S Exp 83Chick-Fil-A 1021 Dixieland RdCalesa 1116 S CommerceWhataburger 613 Ed Carey DrQuiznos 2211 W LincolnLos Asados 77 Sunshine Strip