The year 2011 wraps up with a couple of dirty kitchens exposed.
A snow cone stand in Brownsville scored 22 demerits on a health report.
Nery TMs Snow Cones on 384 Military Highway was caught with dirty cabinets and a dirty microwave.
Inspectors also found the business was operating without any thermometers to properly gauge temperatures on foods.
In McAllen, a Stars Drive-In on 2220 Pecan Boulevard was ticketed by the health department for gross unsanitary conditions among other violations, according to a report.
Inspectors say they caught the restaurant with a freezer not properly cooling and operating with non-commercial wiring which is a safety concern.
There was also a walk-in cooler with walls that were damaged and rusted, according to the health report.
Several holes in the walls and floors of the kitchen area were also a concern.
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:
BrownsvilleNery TMs Snow Cones 384 Old Military (22) *Off Temp Foods, Dirty Cabinets & Microwave*
McAllenStars 2220 Pecan Blvd (10) *Ticketed*
Weekly Top Performer List:
ElsaObee TMs 305 W FM 107Los Frijoles 720 E EdinburgWhataburger 623 E EdinburgChurch TMs 130 E EdinburgMcDonald TMs 112 E Edinburg
PalmviewTaqueria El Bueno 6919 W Exp 83Subway 508 N La Homa RdAlejandro TMs 201 Palmview Dr
San JuanMcDonald TMs 823 W Bus 83
ProgresoTortilleria Bertha FM 1015
PharrTaqueria Los Dos Portillos 1000 E Bus 83Church TMs 6409 S Cage
HarlingenWendy TMs 401 DixielandLuby TMs 822 Dixieland RdQuiznos 1338 Ed Carey Dr