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Two Local Restaurants Fail Health Inspection

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Two Fort Worth restaurants were recently forced to close their doors due to serious health violations.

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, a series of health inspections were conducted between November 13 to December 3, their failure led to the closure of the two restaurants.

The critical absence of hot water was noted at both Krispy Catfish, a seafood restaurant located at 6208 McCart Ave., and Wai Sabi Sushi, a Japanese restaurant located at 2740 Western Center Blvd. However, they have passed subsequent inspections and health inspectors have since allowed both establishments to re-open. 

North Texas is known for its diverse and exciting cuisine. Nearly 30 new restaurants opened in the metroplex this fall, adding to the over 6,000 restaurants found in Dallas alone. 

To ensure the safety of restaurant-goers, in 2018, the Quality of Life, Arts, and Culture committee decided that every six months establishments would be required to undergo health inspections conducted by the Texas Department of Health

The purpose of health inspections is to make sure food is being handled in a safe and healthy environment. In the City of Dallas, to pass a health inspection a business must receive a score of 80 to 100. If a business receives a score of 59 or lower, a 24-hour follow-up inspection will be required, receiving a score of 69-60 will require a follow-up inspection within 10 days, and a score of 70-79 will receive a follow-up within 30 days. 

There were other restaurants in Fort Worth that missed the mark during their recent health inspections.

Located at 7832 South Fwy., Joe’s Pizza and Pasta received 35 demerits and violations, including not storing food at a safe temperature, a build-up in the ice machine, and no running water at a hand sink. After 30 demerits, restaurants are required to start procedures to correct violations within a 48-hour period. 

Health inspectors reported that roaches were found at some restaurants, including Pizza Hut at 4233 E Lancaster Ave and Chick-fil-a at 3200 Hulen St. 

Other restaurants with high demerits in the city of Fort Worth during this inspection period included:

  • El Amigo Taqueria, 5251 N. Beach St.: 28
  • Krispy Catfish, 16208 McCart Ave.: 28
  • Stormie Monday Cafe, 3509 E. Berry St.: 28
  • Banana Blossom Thai Cuisine, 9160 N. Fwy. #400: 27
  • Neighbor’s House Grocery, 500 W. 7th St. Suite 175: 26

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