TERRE HAUTE —
McDonald’s, 2633 S. Indiana 46, (2 Critical, 3 Non-Critical) Food residue observed in handwash sink; Flies observed throughout dining room and kitchen.
Los Tres Caminos, 5147 S. U.S. 41, (2 Critical, 2 Non-Critical) No one in charge at beginning of inspection; Certified food handler expired.
The Smoothie Hut Café & Oasis, 3401 S. U.S. 41 H.C. Mall, (2 Critical, 2 Non-Critical) Observed ice and chocolate syrup in handwash sink; Found debris on ice machine chute.
Taj-Mahal, 1349 S. Third St., (2 Critical, 2 Non-Critical) Soda fountain nozzles found with accumulated black debris and veggie dicer found with old food debris; Spray bottles not marked with common name of chemical.
TGI Friday’s, 3401 S. U.S. 41, (2 Critical, 1 Non-Critical) Dried food observed on knives in rack, Automatic dishwasher not dispensing sanitizer.
Thornton’s #80, 2330 S. Third St., (2 Critical) Ice chutes on soda fountain and the spout to the Banana freeze drink were found with accumulation of debris; Milk in the milk dispenser was observed at 51 degrees, should be 41 degrees or below.
The Olive Garden Italian Restaurant #229, 3820 S. U.S. 41, (2 Critical) Wait station soda fountain nozzles found with black/brown debris; Tongs hanging on wall in prep area found with burnt on black debris.
Dew Drop Inn, 1805 N. 19th St., (1 Critical, 4 Non-Critical) Bar soda nozzle found with brown debris.
Beef “O” Brady’s Family Sports Pub, 2309 S. Third St., (1 Critical, 3 Non-Critical) Potato salad and shredded cheese in topping cooler found at 53 degrees, should be 41 degrees or below.
Texas Roadhouse Holdings LLC, 2941 S. Third St., (1 Critical, 2 Non-Critical) Employee observed rinsing pot in handwash sink.
Maurizio’s, 2940 Wabash Ave., (1 Critical, 2 Non-Critical) Handles on handwash sink observed with debris.
Qdoba Mexican Grill, 3510 Riverside Plaza Drive, (1 Critical, 1 Non-Critical) Salsa verde was found with date mark of 6/3/12 which is 2 days past the date of which to use.
Subway, 1120 Wabash Ave., (1 Critical, 1 Non-Critical) Mold observed on chute in ice machine.
Kentucky Fried Chicken #0221, 4400 S. U.S. 41, (1 Critical, 1 Non-Critical) Deboned chicken in walk-in cooler held past date to discard.
Ryves Hall Youth Center, 1356 Locust St., (1 Critical) Found box of rotten tomatoes in walk-in cooler (discarded).
Sav-A-Lot, 3 Plaza North Shopping Center, (1 Non-Critical)
The Landing at Fort Harrison, 3350 N. Fourth St., (1 Non-Critical)
Bethany House, 1402 Locust St., (1 Non-Critical)
Establishments with no violations:
Catholic Charities, 1356 Locust St.
6th Avenue Bar, 796 Lafayette Ave.
St. Benedict Church, 130 S. Ninth St.
Fox Canteen Inc. & Vending, 1219 N. Fruitridge Ave.
Little Caesars, 1834 Lafayette Ave. (No Violations)
TERRE HAUTE —
Food Inspections: March 10, 2014
The Vigo County Health Department inspected the following food establishments during the week of Feb. 24 - 28:
GRAPE SENSE: News from the world’s wine regions can affect future prices
News from the world’s wine regions can affect even the average wine drinker. There is a lot going on, particularly in California, which can affect future wine prices.
TRIED ’N’ TRUE: The easiest ham loaf I’ve ever made
I have been asked for a good ham loaf recipe. This is really good. It comes from a friend of mine in Morton, Ill. Eileen Knapp makes this for her kids and grandkids — we all enjoyed it.
Downtown coffee shop reopens under new ownership
A popular coffeehouse, with roots in downtown Terre Haute’s revival, has returned after a six-month absence.
Taco Bell takes aim at McDonald’s with breakfast
NEW YORK (AP) — Egg McMuffin, meet the Waffle Taco.
Taco Bell is readying for the launch of its national breakfast menu on March 27, with items such as the A.M. Crunchwrap designed to appeal to its fan base of younger men. And the chain says breakfast will be available until 11 a.m. — a half-hour later than McDonald’s offers its Egg McMuffins.
RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS: Feb. 24, 2014
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: No need to knead dough much for these rolls
I know we all like homemade bread. These rolls are great.
When we used to have Christmas with Gene’s family, his uncle Bob Beard’s daughter made these Oatmeal Rolls.
New management, new shot at success
The Golden Corral restaurant is riding back into Terre Haute after an absence of nearly three years.
RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS: Feb. 17, 2014
GRAPE SENSE: The rare but exciting 100 percent Sagrantino wine
It’s easy to buy a big, expensive California Cabernet, red Bordeaux or Oregon Pinot Noir for an intimate dinner party or special gift. But to really surprise a serious wine lover or yourself, why not try something really different?
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: A nutritious, delicious after-school snack
We are always looking for something good and easy to give to the kids when they get home from school. I know I always was.
When grandkids came along they would help me make all kinds of bars. This recipe is from Pam from Sullivan Extension.
Rice recalled after skin reactions in children
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is warning against eating Uncle Ben’s rice products served at schools, restaurants, hospitals and other food service institutions after children in three states had skin reactions and other symptoms that were linked to the rice.
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: A quick pork chop recipe to throw in the oven
At this time of year we need something quick. We go to work and we want to make something for our loved ones.
You can make this for two, four, six or however many loved ones you may have.
Southern-style barbecue restaurant planned next to Interstate 70 exit
Bandana’s BAR-B-Q, a southern-style barbecue restaurant based in St. Louis, is set to open a new location in Terre Haute this summer.
Restaurant Inspections: Feb. 3, 2013
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: An Italian chicken recipe that’s easy to make
This recipe comes from one of my readers who wanted to remain anonymous. Their grandparents made this chicken all the time, especially when family or friends dropped by their home.
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: A really good chocolate chip cake recipe
Last September, I bought two cookbooks from Dunlap Methodist Church, one for me and one for my grandson, Tyler, who wants to be a chef. I told him the best cookbooks are ones from churches and different organizations. They have been tried.
Restaurant Inspections: Jan. 6, 2013
Restaurant Inspections: Dec. 30, 2013
RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS: Dec. 23, 2013
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: A pumpkin dessert for Christmas
Merry Christmas! I love pumpkin pie. Pumpkin any way you have it is good.
RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS: Dec. 16, 2013
Restaurant Inspections: Dec. 9, 2013
TRIED 'N' TRUE: Tea party cookies, lemon and orange
When you get done with these cookies, you will have two different flavors. Our grandkids loved to make the balls and roll them in powered sugar. I can’t remember when I first got this recipe, but it has to have been at least 40 years ago.
TRIED ’N’ TRUE: You can’t tell there’s Velveeta in this fudge
At Christmastime we make sweets, candy, cookies, etc. When we were in State Soil and Water, we would bring cookies and candy for the last night at the meetings. A friend of mine, Marie Bunting, brought this fudge recipe and samples.
- RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS: Nov. 25, 2013
RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS: Nov. 18, 2013
The Vigo County Health Department inspected the following food establishments Oct. 28-Nov. 1:
TRIED ’N’ TRUE: Serve Pecan Sour Cream Coffee Cake as breakfast appetizer
Last July I was with a friend of mine helping her with her home and dog. I was looking through her cookbooks and I saw this coffee cake recipe. This would be a good recipe for when we have family and friends overnight for Thanksgiving
TRIED ’N’ TRUE: Try pudding alternative to pumpkin pie
When I belonged to Weight Watchers I tried to come up with a pudding that tasted as close to the pie as I could. I love this warm, but you can serve it cold. You’ll be surprised at how much it taste like the pie.
TRIED ’N’ TRUE: Country Apples in the slow cooker
Can you believe we are almost into the holiday season? I have been getting requests for some easy recipes for the holidays using the slow cooker. Having everyone busy, busy, busy, we need all the help we can get.
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