By Jerry Whiteley Democratic Herald
Strong sewer smell, leaky pipes, and a lack of proper labeling have earned Sherman’s Mexican Restaurant the lowest score awarded in recent Grayson County Health Department inspections.
Camino Viejo Restaurant, 110 E. Houston, in Sherman, received the only “C” grade in the latest round of inspections.
Restaurants are awarded a grade of “A”, “B”, “C” or “F”. A means that health workers reported no minor violations or that they reported some minor violations. Those with a “B” were found to have several minor violations but none major. Restaurants with the letter “C” may have a gross or repeat infringement, but in the opinion of the inspectors, nothing is bad enough to warrant an “F.”
A means health workers reported 10 or fewer defects. Those with “B” received 11-20 defects. Restaurants rated “C” had 21-30 defects and restaurants rated “F” received more than 30 defects.
The Camino Viejo inspection report says the inspection took place on June 21. The inspector took starting points because the entire establishment smelled of sewage gas and reported that the establishment needed to seek plumber’s help for this problem.
In addition, there were reportedly leaky pipes in the kitchen. I also included several containers of beans and rice that had been cooked overnight and not properly cooled to the proper temperature for maximum safety.
The report says the food processor was seen handling the soiled dishes and then handling the clean dishes without washing his hands in between.
The following institutions presented a “B” in their recent reports:
Braums Ice Cream, 2506 Hwy 75 North, Sherman;
Tanglewood Bar & Grill, 290 Tanglewood Circle, Pottsboro;
Tanglewood Commodore Steakhouse, 290 Tanglewood Circle, Pottsboro;
Tiny Home Café Mobile, 315 Hanna Dr., Denison;
Taco Bell/Kentucky Fried Chicken, 4214 US Hwy 75 North, Sherman;
The following institutions have received a grade of “A” in their most recent inspections:
AJ’S Ice Hut, 225 Crawford, Denison;
Crazy Thai, 1707 Texoma Pkwy. , Sherman;
Green Market Natural Foods, 1909 Texoma Pkwy, Sherman;
Lone Star Foods Store and Subway, 2920 North on Highway. 75, Sherman.
Cielito Lindo, 3301 Texoma Pkwy., Sherman;
Crazy Burritos, 1834 Txoma Buckeye, Sherman;
Sage Café, 210 West Houston Street, Sherman;
Power, 2001 N. Howard Ave. , Sherman;
Sherman Bastard, 1832 Whitney Rd, Sherman;
Texas Hand Pie Co., 211 N. Shaw, Tom Bean;
Tom Bean Food, 118 Breton Street, Tom Bean;
Dollar General, 1821 S. FM 1417, Sherman;
Dollar General, 1704 Highway 1417 North, Sherman;
Kool Breeze SnoBall Shack Mobile, 401 Blackmon Trl., Bells;
Arby’s, 2131 Texoma Pkwy., Sherman;
Arroyos Mexican Restaurant, 166 N Main, Van Alstyne;
Jack in the Box, 2133 Texoma Pkwy., Sherman;
Save-A-Lot, 1733 Texoma Parkway, Sherman;
Sonic Drive Inn, 1820 Txoma Bkwy, Sherman;
Dollar General, 1000 N. Travis St., Sherman;
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, 3701 US Hwy 75 North, Sherman;
Church Chicken, 200 E Houston Street, Sherman;
Hamm’s 54 Burgers & BBQ, 306 E FM 120, Pottsboro;
Thai Loco Asian Fusion, 507 W. Main, Denison;
Vitinas Deli & Boiler Room, 404 W Lamar, Sherman;
Denison Housing Manning Park Plaza, 200 N. Mauk Circle, Denison;
Fruit-titas, 511 S Walnut St., Sherman;
Red River ER & Hospital, 2022 N Hwy.75, Sherman;
Walmart Super Center, 401 North Highway. 75, Denison.