Health inspectors cite sports bar operating without permit, pizzeria permit suspended due to lack of hot water

SANT ‘ANTONIO – A famous pizzeria was recently suspended with a food permit and a sports bar was sued for operating without a valid permit.

Health inspectors found the violations during recent visits to food companies in the San Antonio area.

The post Mexican restaurant

El Puesto Mexican restaurant, located on block 1500 of Castroville Road, scored a 79 from its recent inspection. But customers wouldn’t know this based on the old score still posted on the front door from a previous visit to the health department.

In early September, the plant was cited for having canned potatoes over an open garbage can. They also had to throw out the incorrectly dated foods in a cooler.

Employees were seen preparing food with bracelets, another wore nail polish and handled food with their bare hands, and one washed their hands incorrectly.

The cooler shelves were rusted and the water heater walls were moldy, health inspectors said.

Employees corrected eight violations during the inspection.

Grimaldi Pizzeria

Pizzeria Grimaldi, located in block 300 of Basse, got an 82 but has still suspended the food permit due to lack of hot water.

The company had to clean the inside of the ice machine and the vent hood. The plant also had to repair a leak on the sink.

Due to the lack of hot water, a new inspection was ordered.

The pizzeria was up and running again when KSAT Investigates reporter Tim Gerber stopped by this week.

Chinese restaurant in April

The April Chinese restaurant in the 2000 South Alamo block earned an 84.

The establishment was cited for having a box of raw chicken on the floor.

According to the health report, the refrigeration unit and walk-in coolers were not maintaining proper temperatures.

There was food debris in the cold stowage unit, the soda nozzles were dirty, and there was a buildup of dust and debris on the shelf where the clean dishes are stored.

The health department has ordered a new inspection.

Squeeze Inn Sports Bar & Club

The Squeeze Inn Sports Bar & Club in General McMullen’s 1700 block earned an 84. He was cited for operating without a valid permit and had to pay over $ 1,000.

The plant limited itself to selling only bottles and cans of beer and bags of potato chips until several violations were corrected.

There was no hot water in the bathrooms and management needed to add more sinks in the bar and other areas.

When Gerber stopped by the company this week, an employee showed him that they have obtained the proper permits and that they are currently working on making several repairs to the factory that the inspector has ordered.

The employee also said that restrictions on what he could serve had been lifted.

KSAT Investigates requested data from Metro Health to confirm that the company has fulfilled its obligations.

Other scores

Score 100

Brackenridge Park Golf Course

2315 Viale B San Antonio, TX 78215


Louie bar

15900 The Quarry Parkway San Antonio, TX 78256


BJ’s restaurant and brewery

22410 US 281 N San Antonio, TX 782590


P. Terry Burger Stand No. 24

22607 N US HWY 281 San Antonio, TX 78258


Pit Stop Food Mart # 24

3533 Military Dr SE San Antonio, TX 78223


Zayra’s Mexican restaurant

6138 Montgomery San Antonio, TX 78239


How cute is Jalisco coffee

612 Commerce St W San Antonio, TX 78207

Marked in the 90s

Subway # 4471

4130 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209


Dee Willies BBQ # 2

6506 Zarzamora St S San Antonio, TX 78211


Little Woodrows

2535 Babcock Road San Antonio, TX 78229


Pinkerton’s barbecue

107 Houston St W San Antonio, TX 78205


Wing stop # 254

2902 Goliad Road San Antonio, TX 78223


Los Balitos taco shop

226 Bitters Rd W San Antonio, TX 78216


McDonald’s # 34798

18503 IH 10 W San Antonio, TX 782570


Myung Ga won

4400 Rittiman Road San Antonio, TX 78218

Want to know who has good scores and who doesn’t? KSAT 12 has a new tool for this.

Just click on this link and it will take you to a new mapping tool we have that shows recent scores for San Antonio food companies.

The reports are six months old and are updated frequently.

You can see Tim’s BKD reports from Thursday on the Nightbeat.


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