Eat, Drink and Be Wary: Lupe Tortilla, T&S Seafood, IM Thai Cuisine

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by KVUE News

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Posted on January 3, 2014 at 11:41 PM

Updated Saturday, Jan 4 at 12:00 AM

AUSTIN -- Four Austin restaurants are featured in this week's Eat, Drink and Be Wary segment.

Lupe Tortilla Mexican Restaurant at 701 South Capital of Texas Highway failed its October 30, 2013 Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services inspection with a score of 65.

Among the problems spotted by the inspector were the improper temperature storing of chicken and raw beef in the walk-in cooler. An employe was also seen using the same utensil for both cooked and raw products. There was also a lack of adequate water pressure at the dish hand sink and accumulation of food particles in containers used to store clean utensils.

On the required follow up inspection on Nov. 13, Lupe Tortilla Mexican Restaurant on South Capital of Texas Highway passed with a score of 87.

Next on the list was T & S Seafood at 10014 North Lamar. It failed its Oct. 28, 2013 inspection with a score of 56. Violations included a large dead rat and droppings in the dry storage area, several cooked foods in the walk-in and prep coolers without discard dates. There were also chicken and shrimp rolls being held at the wrong temperature.

On the required follow-up inspection on Nov. 12, T & S Seafood on Lamar passed with a score of 77.

Next was IM Thai Cuisine on Brodie Lane. It failed its Nov. 6, 2013 health inspection with a score of 67. Problems included tomatoes and raw sprouts stored improperly, no hand soap at the sinks in the food service area, and accumulations of food particles in containers used to store clean utensils. 

On the required follow up inspection on Dec. 5, IM Thai Cuisine passed with a score of 94.

Last stop was Masala Wok at 10515 North MoPac. It failed its Oct. 30 inspection with a score of 66. Violations included improper cooling of lamb. There was also raw chicken in the prep sink being held at the wrong temperature. The inspector also noted there was mold in the ice machine and in the tea spout.

On the required follow up inspection on Dec. 5, Masala Wok scored a 94.

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