Fort Worth TX restaurant inspections: Most health violations?

A live cockroach in the kitchen and a dead cockroach in the warehouse.

Black organic matter in an ice machine.

Moldy tomatoes in a walk-in cooler.

The Fort Worth Code Compliance Department’s restaurant health inspections conducted in October and November found a number of violations and, in some cases, found no issues, according to a Star Telegram database compiled from city data.

Health inspectors described violations and corresponding scores in reports. Restaurants with a score greater than 30 must take corrective action within 48 hours.

According to the database, two restaurants fit into this category in October and November. Don Tripon on East Lancaster Avenue scored 32 points and Discount Mini Mart on Azle Avenue scored 31 points.

A Star Telegram tool allows users to search inspection information by keyword, from specific violations to the name of the restaurant.

The City of Fort Worth Code Compliance Department found no violations in 29 companies:

Barra Brava Restaurant and Sports Bar on the South Freeway

Baylor Scott & White Surgical on Park Place Avenue

Fort Worth Bowlounge on West Vickery Boulevard

Bucks-Sonic on John T. White Road

Chadra Mezza & Grill on Park Place Avenue

Chicken Express on Sycamore School Road

Cook Children’s Medical Center on 7th Avenue

Costa Vida on Feather Grass Lane

Fort Worth Cooking School on Camp Bowie Boulevard

Dominos on Boat Club Road

Esl Sushi on the Tehama Ridge Parkway

Gyro & Greek Cafe on Clifford Street

Harris Hospital on Pennsylvania Avenue

Heart-to-Heart Hospice Kitchen at River Park Circle

JPS Trinity Springs North Pavilion on St. Louis Avenue

Little Caesars Pizza on Camp Bowie Boulevard

Los Vaqueros University on South University Drive

McDonalds on East Berry Street

Medical Alliance Center on North Tarrant Parkway

Neiman Marcus on Monahans Avenue

Pie Rehabilitation Center on the Bens Trail

Poppin Fresh on Camp Bowie West Boulevard

Climb # 3 on Monahans Avenue

Serranos Fuego Michelada on Azle Avenue

The results “are only a snapshot of the facility at the time the inspector arrived. Conditions could be better or worse without an inspector present,” according to the Fort Worth City Health Inspectorate website.

Here are the inspection results and violations for restaurants within Fort Worth city limits for October and November 2020. Results are based on an error system. If the total exceeds 30, the restaurant must take corrective action immediately for all critical violations identified and then has 48 hours to take corrective action for all other violations. Enter a keyword or restaurant name to search the restaurant inspections. You can also sort by score.

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Emerson Clarridge reports on crime and other breaking news for the Fort Worth Star Telegram. He works evenings covering law enforcement matters in Tarrant County. Previously, he was a reporter for the Omaha World-Herald and the Observer-Dispatch in Utica, New York.

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