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      Food 4 Thought - Rodent droppings 'all over' Brownsville kitchen

      Call it a big but disgusting find for kitchen cops in Brownsville.

      An eatery is busted with rodent droppings all over the kitchen area.

      The New Courthouse Coffee Shop on 964 East Harrison scored 38 demerits.

      It was the dirtiest kitchen featured this week by the Food Patrol.

      Food handlers were caught wearing open-toe shoes and not wearing hairnets or washing hands.

      A health inspector noted on the report how there were a lot of rodent droppings all over the kitchen.

      Dirty photos of the kitchen area showed trails of droppings on the food prep table and torn bags of food believed to be from rodents.

      The Food Patrol confronted the owner TMs sister who was present during the health inspection.

      Gracie Gutierrez admitted the kitchen was dirty.

      She blamed a worker for not doing her job.

      Food Patrol fans who saw the dirty photos called for the coffee shop which serves food to judges and attorneys to be shutdown.

      Click on the video link to see the good, the bad and the dirty dining in this week TMs Food 4 Thought.

      Weekly Low Performer List: (total # of demerits)

      BrownsvilleNew Courthouse Coffee Shop 964 E Harrison (38) *Rodent Droppings all over the Kitchen*

      WeslacoLJ Shrimp House 501 N Westgate (25) *Uncovered Food, Dirty Equipment*

      PharrStripes 1621 W Sam Houston (21) *Expired Dressing, Bug Spray over Forks*

      Weekly Top Performer List: (0 demerits)

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