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      Food 4 Thought - Triple trouble with convenience store kitchens

      Before you grab a morning taco, check out which convenience store kitchens the Food Patrol exposed this week for dirty dining.

      There were three in all.

      Stripes on 1991 FM 802 in Brownsville scored 28 demerits on a health inspection report. Kitchen cops uncovered unsound meat, chicken out of date and dirty equipment, according to the report. Aziz on Mile 3 and Bentsen Palm near Palmview scored the most demerits with 29. Inspectors found off temperature meat, no soap or paper towels and improper hygiene practices. In McAllen, United Drive In #5 on 2620 South 23rd Street was busted with 25 demerits. There were a number of violations for improper employee hygiene practices. In one instance, a food handler was serving lemonade and nachos without washing hands. Inspectors also discovered meat stored over vegetables in the refrigerator. That TMs a cross contamination violation. But there weren TMt any troubling kitchen conditions at this week TMs featured top performer! Click on the video link to see which restaurant received a sticker from the Food Patrol for zero demerits in this week TMs Food 4 Thought.

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      Weekly Low Performer List: (total # of demerits)

      McAllenUnited Drive In 2620 S 23rd St (25) *Cross Contamination of Foods, Improper Hygiene Practices*

      PalmviewAziz Mile 3 & Bentsen Palm (29) *Off Temp. Meat, No Soap or Paper Towels*

      BrownsvilleLa Botana Grill 4885 Paredes Line Rd (28) *Cross Contamination of Foods, Improper Handwashing*Stripes 1991 FM 802 (28) *Chicken Out of Date, Dirty Equipment*

      Weekly Top Performer List: (0 demerits)

      Rio Grande CityDenny TMs 4756 E Hwy 83

      EdinburgOriental Kitchen 2423 E Exp 83Quick Wok 505 W UniversityCordon TMs Taste of Chicago 4304 W Freddy Gonzalez

      BrownsvilleLast Call Bar & Grill 1425 FM 802Carta Brava 811 E Washington

      MissionPeter Piper Pizza 3201 N Conway

      PharrBurger King 101 W Nolana

      HarlingenTropics Caf 3002 Heritage WayAmerica TMs 502 W TylerDon Beto TMs 603 W TylerRio Grande Grill 417 Van Buren Ave