Food service inspections

July 16, 2013 at 2:16 a.m.

The Victoria City-County Health Department Environmental Health Division inspects places where food is served in Victoria, DeWitt, Jackson and Calhoun counties.

In the inspection reports, each violation in the Food Temperature/Time Requirements category is 5 demerits; in the Personnel/Handling/Source Requirements category, 4 demerits; and in the Facility and Equipment Requirements, 3 demerits. Zero is a perfect score, while 100 demerits is the worst possible score.

Each Wednesday, the Advocate publishes inspection results from the previous week. All demerits are reported, but only those in the categories of Food Temperature/Time Requirements and Personnel/Handling/Source Requirements are detailed.


Hotel Texas, 2400 N. Esplanade St., Cuero. Demerits: 13. Date-label milk and sandwiches. Keep hand sink clear at all times. All dishes need to be washed, rinsed and sanitized. Thermometer is needed in the white fridge. Three facility or equipment violations.

Skillet's Restaurant No. 90, 3202 Houston Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 13. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Need to label spray bottles. Need accurate thermometer at tabletop by coffee maker. Three facility or equipment violations.

Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers No. 2, 2901 Houston Highway, Victoria. Demerits: 12. Improper cold-hold temperature. Employee drinks need lids and straws. Address problem of the presence of gnats in corner area by mop sink. Recommend cleaning drains in kitchen by the three-compartment sink because of odor. One facility or equipment violation.

Chick-fil-A of Whispering Creek, 6104 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 10. Wash hands before putting on gloves. Address problem of presence roaches and flies. Clean the ice machine.

Cady, Marilyn, Victoria/Calhoun County, Victoria. Demerits: 7. Need to have hot water. Repair the leak at the hand sink. One facility or equipment violation.

Cafe Espresso, 2200 E. Red River St., Victoria. Demerits: 7. Date-label sausage rolls. Thermometer needed in display cooler. One facility or equipment violation.

Los Reyes Mexican Grill, 6908 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 7. Improper cold-hold temperature.

McDonald's No. 1, 3112 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 7. Wash hands between tasks. Keep paper towels at hand sink. One facility or equipment violation.

Texas Roadhouse, 4908 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 6. Dishwasher only reaching 160 degrees; it needs to be 180 degrees. Dishes are not properly sanitized. Two facility or equipment violations.

Sky Restaurant, 236 Foster Field Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 5. Improper cold-hold temperature.

Beep Beep Bus, 459 N. Ocean Drive, Port Lavaca. Demerits: 4. Repair the leak on hot water line under the three-compartment sink.

H-E-B Food Store No. 554, 1505 E. Rio Grande St., Victoria. Demerits: 4. Dispose of expired whipping cream.

J and T One Stop, 514 Margie Tewmey, Magnolia Beach; Dairy Queen, 1205 N. Virginia St., Port Lavaca; Saltwater Saloon, 514 Margie Tewmey, Port Lavaca; Jack in the Box No. 4780, 5229 N. Navarro St., Victoria. Demerits: 3.

10th Street Lodge, 612 North 10th St., Port O'Connor; Art's Barbecue, Corner of Byers Road and state Highway 185, Port O'Connor; Poco Loco Lodge, P.O. Box 490, 305 Adams St., Port O'Connor; Subway No. 44482, 1620 W. Adams St., Port O'Connor; Airline Express, 2000 E. Airline Road, Victoria; America's Best Value Inn, 3901 Houston Highway, Victoria; Bayside Seafood, 4202 N. Navarro St., Victoria; L and L Grill, 5306 Houston Highway, Victoria; La Michoacana Supermarket No. 61, 2502 N. Laurent St., Victoria; Noah's Ark Christian Daycare North, 7005 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Red Lobster No. 406, 7404 N.E. Zac Lentz Parkway, Victoria; Sammy's In-N-Out, 2602 E. Mockingbird Lane, Victoria; Taco Bell No. 16800, 7902 N. Navarro St., Victoria; Target Store No. T-888, 7608 Zac Lentz Parkway, Victoria; Tipton's Conoco, 5903 Houston Highway, Victoria; Victoria Warm Springs Hospital, 102 Medical Drive, Victoria. Demerits: 0.


Chunky Monkey's Seafood Market, 621 Main St., Seadrift, inspected June 25 with 7 demerits. Reinspected July 8 with hot water violation corrected. Still need a thermometer in the refrigerator.

The Shrimp Shack, 502 E. Broadway St., Seadrift, inspected June 27 with 37 demerits. Reinspected July 6 with cold-hold violation corrected. Not using the single-glass door cooler to store potentially hazardous foods in.

Texas Drive Inn, 3701 N. Ben Wilson St., Victoria, inspected June 27 with 15 demerits. Reinspected July 10 with all violations corrected.



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