Insect contamination dominated the violations at dirty diners in the upper Valley. Kitchen cops found flies at an Edinburg Whataburger and roaches at a McAllen sushi restaurant.
The Whataburger on 1812 West University Drive in Edinburg scored 24 demerits on a health inspection report. Osuka on 7100 North 10th Street in McAllen scored the most demerits this week with 30. The Food Patrol inquired about the roaches found in the food prep area. Osuka TMs general manager, J.J. Salazar, admitted it was dirty but said his staff was working hard to exterminate the problem. Click on the video link to see what else was not on the menu in this week TMs exclusive edition of Food 4 Thought.
Weekly Low Performer List:
McAllenOsuka 7100 N 10th (30) *Live Roaches in Prep Area*
EdinburgWhataburger 1812 W University (24) *Flies, Improper Handling of Food*
Weekly Top Performer List:
SPIBlue Marlin 2912 Padre Blvd
WeslacoTaqueria De Jalisco 108 N Texas
HarlingenBurger King 1921 W TylerWhataburger 1605 W HarrisonNew York Deli II 122 N A
McAllenWhich Wich 7700 N 10thKhan TMs Grill 137 Nolana Ave
EdcouchTortilleria Rodriguez 468 W Santa Rosa
EdinburgSubway 8421 U.S. 281