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      Live rodent caught on camera during inspection at a Stripes

      The animal turns up in the food serving area at the Stripes on 898 North Sam Houston in San Benito. A kitchen cops takes photos of the rodent along with dead roaches in the restroom and mold around counter edges. Demerits during the city inspection total 19 before they TMre cut in half on a re-inspection. The Food Patrol TMs request to speak with management about the insect and rodent contamination has not yet been answered. Despite the shocking finds at Stripes, El Nuevo Frontier on 1027 East Washington Street in Brownsville lands at number one on the list of dirtiest restaurants this week with 49 demerits. Click on the video link to see the good, the bad and the dirty dining in this week TMs Food 4 Thought!

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      Weekly Low Performer List: (total # of demerits)

      San BenitoStripes 898 N Sam Houston (19, 8) *Live Rat, Dead Roaches*Pilo TMs 1100 W Hwy 77 (47, 16, 3) *Live Roaches, Closed Down*

      BrownsvilleEl Nuevo Frontier 1027 E Washington (49) *No Hairnets, Off Temp Food*

      Weekly Top Performer List: (0 demerits)

      ElsaO TMBee TMs 305 W Hwy 107

      EdinburgPapalote Seafood 3704 W Monte CristoAlejandro TMs 308 N Closner

      San JuanSubway 106 E FM 495Stars 701 N NebraskaTaqueria La Mexicana 1803 N Raul Longoria

      Santa RosaTortilleria Rodriguez 408 W Santa Rosa

      AlamoBurger King 446 E Frontage Rd

      PalmviewTaco Express FM 495 & Bentsen PalmTacos La Estacion 1130 W Palm Vista

      DonnaSubway 512 Salinas BlvdMcDonald TMs 602 Salinas Blvd