Ice machine mold, old bread crumbs and rodent contamination in restaurants

Easy to go Tacos in Brownsville

Paradise Roadhouse on 3700 East Expressway 83 in Weslaco isn't living up to top performer standards.

The 2010 sticker winner piles up the demerits on an inspection last month with 35.

A kitchen cop says he finds improper handling of beef, a cross-contamination violation with bread crumbs said to have a residue from being used one too many times, ice machine mold, improper labeling of foods, off-temp meat and dirty equipment.

The restaurant isn't open when the Food Patrol comes around.

The inspector says a re-inspection shows improvement in the kitchen but more cleaning needs to be done.

Summer Delite on 2009 Lissner Avenue in Donna is no stranger to Food 4 Thought.

Remember this from exactly one year ago?

"What happened? Action 4's Ryan Wolf asked.

"Well, it doesn't concern you," Bob Penitas, owner said.

"You don't think it concerns us?" Ryan asked. "We report to the viewers who spend their hard earned money here, right?"

"Yeah," Bob responded. "But we've been fumigating. As far as I know it's been fumigated."

This time around it's not insects that turn up on a health inspection report rather rodent contamination.

The business scores 6 demerits on the city check-up.

Border Taco Express on 2500 East Loop in Brownsville isn't keeping it clean.

The restaurant scores 32 just last week.

An inspector notes the violations as expired hot dog buns, onions on the floor, dirty equipment and roaches found both dead and alive.

Easy To Go Tacos on 2680 West Alton Gloor in Brownsville is this week's featured top performer with 0 demerits.

The inspector notes how the restaurant is clean and orderly.

It shouldn't come as a surprise to Food Patrol fans.

There are top performer stickers dating back to 2009.

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Top Performers List

Low Performers List

Weekly Low Performer List: (total # of demerits)

DonnaSummer Delite 2009 Lissner Ave (6) *Rodent Contamination*

WeslacoParadise Roadhouse 3700 E Exp (35) *Old Bread Crumbs, Mold in Ice Machine*

BrownsvilleBorder Taco Express 2500 East Loop (32) *Roaches, Expired Hotdog Buns*

Weekly Top Performer List: (0 demerits)

BrownsvilleEasy to Go Tacos 2680 W Alton GloorMcDonald TMs 101 N Exp 77Wing Stop 295r0 SouthmostWing Stop 2501 Paredes LineSubway 5195 N Exp 77Subway 2740 W Alton Gloor

SPIBeachcomer TMs Caf 33261 State Park Rd (Schlitterbahn)