89 / 65
      91 / 68
      92 / 70

      Rats at Ruchi's overshadow dirty dining at House of China, Dairy Queen

      The Brownsville restaurant at the Holiday Inn on 3777 North Expressway 77 scores 48 demerits.

      Ruchi TMs Bar & Grill is the dirtiest inspection of the New Year on Food 4 Thought.

      An inspector finds roaches and rat droppings.

      Photographs given to the Food Patrol show rat poop on the kitchen floor and gnawed through food products.

      Shradha Sobitra, general manager at the Holiday Inn, claims many of the violations turned up in an area of the kitchen that TMs been closed.

      The health department could not confirm the information by news time on Wednesday evening.

      He also blamed pest control for not doing a good job.

      The city ordered the area to be cleaned.

      A re-inspection score shows 10 demerits remain.

      Click on the video link to see what turns up in the kitchens at a House of China and a Dairy Queen in this week TMs Food 4 Thought!

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      Top/Low Performer List

      Weekly Low Performer List: (total # of demerits)

      BrownsvilleRuchi Bar & Grill 3777 N Exp 77 (48, 10) *Roaches, Rat Droppings*

      San BenitoDairy Queen 801 W Bus. 77 (28) *Off Temp Food, Improper Food Handling*

      McAllenHouse of China 2001 S 10th (26) *Flies, Contaminated Meat*

      Weekly Top Performer List: (0 demerits)

      WeslacoLin TMs Buffet 1402 W Exp 83

      MissionRocha TMs #2 1724 W Griffin Parkway

      PalmviewWhataburger 2916 W Exp 83

      SPIThe Big Donkey 4215 Padre Blvd

      BrownsvilleKaero TMs 3090 Pablo Kisel

      DonnaDairy Queen 524 Salinas BlvdBurger King 807 Frontage Rd

      San BenitoWhataburger 1110 W Hwy 77El Gallito 2480 W Bus 77