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Top and Low Performers
AMARILLO -- These restaurants failed their recent health inspections with more than 30 demerits:
Big Texan Steak Ranch
7701 I-40 E
12/17/09
35 Demerits
Cooling for cooked food -- corrected on site
Cold holding -- corrected on site
Hot holding -- corrected on site
Good hygienic practices -- corrected on site
Cross contamination -- corrected on site
Hand wash with soap/towels
Toxic items -- corrected on site
Manual ware washing 12/17/2009
Food contact surfaces -- corrected on site
All other violations
12/18/09 followup, 7 demerits:
Good hygienic practices
Manual ware washing
All other violations
Response: Owner "Corrected on the spot."

Empire Super Buffet
2301 12th Ave
12/22/09
35 demerits
Cold holding -- corrected on site
Hot holding -- corrected on site
Adequate hand washing -- corrected on site
Sound condition -- corrected on site
Proper handling rte -- corrected on site
All other violations -- corrected on site
Good hygienic practices -- corrected on site
Toxic items -- corrected on site
Manual ware washing -- corrected on site
Food contact surfaces -- corrected on site
12/23/09 followup, 3 demerits
Manual ware washing -- corrected on site
Response: No comment

Celia's Cocina
2917 SW 6th Ave
12/28/09
34 demerits
Adequate hand washing -- corrected on site
Sound condition -- corrected on site
Proper handling rte -- corrected on site
Cold holding -- corrected on site
Water supply
Rodents/animals/openings
Sewage/wastewater
Food contact surfaces
All other violations
HACCP plan/time
12/29/09 followup, 13 demerits:
HACCP plan/time
Rodents/animals/openings
Food contact surfaces
Water supply
All other violations
Sewage/wastewater
Response: Owner -- "We fixed everything. It was just little tedious things. It was nothing with our food or the way we handle our food. Hopefully that doesn't stop people from coming."

These restaurants got perfect scores at their recent inspections:
Auntie Anne's Soft Pretzel -- 12
7701 I-40 W
12-17-09

Bagel Place -- 3
3301 Bell
12-22-09

Buns Over Texas -- 8
3440 Bell
12-22-09

CC Donut Shop -- 10
1401 Ross
12-19-09

Frutilandia -- 4
1401 Ross
12-19-09

La Frontera -- 16
1401 S Arthur
12-18-09

Papa John's Pizza -- 7
3415 Bell
12-21-09

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