Crazy Buffet, 4676 S. U.S. 41 (5 Critical, 1 Non-Critical) Items on hot food bar not time marked; cooked chicken, macaroni and cheese and other cooked foods not date marked in walk-in cooler; knives on rack found with food debris; pot scrubber found in two handwash sinks; dented cans not marked or segregated.
Taj Mahal, 1349 S. Third St. (4 Critical, 1 Non-Critical) Lamb curry, chicken curry, lentils, cheese in open-top cooler found at 52 to 54 degrees (discarded); whipping cream and chicken for kabobs found at room temperature (discarded); Chicken Tikka, Aloo beans, basmati rice on buffet temped at 112 to 130 degrees (discarded); potatoes for samosas, cooked lentil and diced chicken not marked for date of disposal.
McDonald’s, 3032 Wabash Ave. (2 Critical, 3 Non-Critical) Cheese not time marked; onions in small cooler found at 70 degrees (discarded).
Midway Bar & Grill, 10892 U.S. 150 (2 Critical) Soda nozzle at bar found with debris; mouse droppings observed in cabinet under handwash sink and on a shelf storing single service items.
Moon Dawg Lounge, 408 W. National Ave. (2 Critical) No certified food handler on staff; hot water shut off at bar — handwash sink does not have hot water.
Clarion, 3053 U.S. 41 S. (1 Critical, 3 Non-Critical) Plastic tub used for grease trap under three-bay sink and leak found under three-bay sink.
Illiana Lounge & Pizzeria, 925 W. National Ave. (1 Critical, 2 Non-Critical) Gravy, taco meat and Italian beef not marked with date of disposal.
West Vigo IGA, 1000 W. National Ave. (1 Critical, 2 Non-Critical) Fried chicken, chicken strips and green beans in hot case found at 107 to 133 degrees; should be at least 135 degrees or above.
Stables Steakhouse, 939 Poplar St. (1 Critical, 1 Non-Critical) Vegetable and French onion soup held past date of disposal.
Tee Pee Tavern, 1651 S. 25th St. (1 Critical, 1 Non-Critical) Debris found on ice machine chute.
7th Street Café, 693 Eighth Ave. (1 Critical) Cheeseburger chowder temped at 128 degrees; should be 135 degrees or more.
China Garden, 1353 Wabash Ave. (1 Critical) Large containers of eggrolls, cooked chicken walk-in not date marked.
The Bush Family Restaurant, 932 Locust St. (1 Critical) Spaghetti sauce being reheated found at 120 degrees after two hours (discarded).
Cracker Barrel, 429 E. Margaret Drive (4 Non-Critical)
Applebee’s, 2506 S. Third St. (3 Non-Critical)
St Mary’s Supper Club, 3700 N. Arms Place (2 Non-Critical)
Original Spaghetti Inc., 2446 Wabash Ave. (2 Non-Critical)
Pizza Di Roma, 3401 Dixie Bee Road (2 Non-Critical)
Delish Café, 2144 N. 25th St. (1 Non-Critical)
Excaliber Catering & Banquet Hall, 212 W. National Ave. (1 Non-Critical)
Voiture 21, 934 N. Fifth St. (1 Non-Critical)
Wise Pies Pizza and Subs II, 2961 S. Third St. (1 Non-Critical)
Marathon Express Mart No. 1, 15 E. National Ave. (1 Non-Critical)
Dollar General No. 3862, 735 W. National Ave. (1 Non-Critical)
Establishments with no violations
Dollar General, 7 The Meadows Shopping Center
Brownstone Manor, 66 S. 12th St.
Reiser’s, 1747 Margaret Ave.
Holiday Inn Express, 2645 S. Joe Fox St.
Pear Tree Inn, 3050 S. U.S. 41
Diner’s Club Café, 300 S. Fifth St.
CVS No. 8679, 2021 Fort Harrison Road
Rod and Gun Club, 2525 Lambert
Mark’s Par 3, 2401 N. Chamberlain St.
Rollie’s Pizza, 6710 E. Wabash Ave.
Anthony Square Apartments, 400 College Ave. (1 Critical)
George’s Café, 627 Cherry St. (2 Non-Critical)
Approved to open
Marco’s, 1101 S. 25th St., Unit B
Moe’s Southwest Grill, 2828 S. Third St.
TRIED ’N’ TRUE: No oven needed for these Peanut Clusters
With it being hot, this is a good way of making cookies without getting the kitchen hot with the oven.
Restaurant Inspections: July 21, 2014
June 30-July 4
GRAPE SENSE: Find unexpected rewards in the path less traveled
NAPA/SONOMA, Calif. — Repeating the familiar is an easy way to go through life, as is taking the safe road. We all do that but find unexpected rewards when taking the path less traveled.
TRIED ’N’ TRUE: Stuffed ‘mangoes’: A recipe to eat or can
Mrs. Mable Gard from West Union, Ill., put this into the Extension cookbook.
Lay’s newest flavor: Cappuccino?
NEW YORK (AP) — American palates have changed considerably over the years, but is the country ready for cappuccino-flavored Lay’s?
Restaurant Inspections: July 14, 2014
What will you bring to the table?
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be hard; recipes, classes, even the Farmers Market, can help you and your family get started
TRIED ’N’ TRUE: An easy recipe to use those red peppers from the garden
This recipe is from Rosalie Huffington.
With gardens coming on strong, this is an easy recipe to use up those red peppers.
RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS: July 7, 2014
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: A recipe for oyster lovers
I have been looking through some old recipe books. I was looking at Gene’s mom’s cookbook. It is a Clark County Extension book. It’s fun seeing some of the women who we knew when I was really young.
RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS: June 30, 2014
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: Take your pick: Apple, blueberry, cherry for this cake
We have this every once in a while in church. You can have this for brunch or as a desert. Everyone sure enjoys this cherry cake.
RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS: June 23, 2014
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: Bake, kabob chicken nuggets for a healthy change
I think we all love chicken nuggets. But to fry them is messy and isn’t real good for you.
I like this recipe because you can bake them or make kabobs. Add your veggies. They can be fried if you want.
GRAPE SENSE: The color of summer shines in Provence Rosé
If you could be a super hero, mythical character or fictional leader, who would you choose?
Superman? A Mutant Ninja Turtle? Or maybe Jean ValJean?
I’d be the Pied Piper of Provence, France, and lead you to dry, French Rosé wine.
RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS: June 16, 2014
TRIED ’N’ TRUE: Quick, sweet treat for summer days or nights
This is a good diabetic recipe or for anyone. When Gene is working in the garden sometimes his blood sugar gets too low and he has to get something to eat real fast.
RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS: June 9, 2014
Tried ‘n’ True: A recipe for when the kids get home from school
I used this recipe when the kids got home from school. They were always hungry.
When I was little we lived next door to a lady we called Grandma Byrd. She was so sweet. Sometimes we would stop at her house when we got off the bus and then walk home. I guess everyone has eaten peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
Grape Sense: Practical, stylish ways to chill your favorite wine
A bag of ice or the fridge can keep your wines chilled for any summer outing as easy as any geeky wine device. But if you want something practical and even stylish for summer picnics there are lots of ways to chill your favorite beverage.
RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS: June 2, 2014
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: Summer Punch for your party or just for family
I have a feeling it’s going to be hot this summer. This punch is cooling. I don’t remember where this recipe comes from, but it makes a good punch for weddings, baby showers, etc. Make it for any special occasion or just for the family. I like it as a slush.
Tried ’n’ True: Grandmother Rosa’s Tuna Crunch Casserole
This recipe comes from my Grandmother Rosa. She’s mom’s mother. It seems like she liked tuna. I do, too. My brothers and sisters didn’t. So when I visited her by myself, she made this. The recipe card is all yellow now and kind of hard to read — but I know it by heart. I don’t have many of her recipes. Sure do enjoy the ones I have.
RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS: May 19, 2014
April 28-May 2, 2014
TRIED ’N’ TRUE: Chop suey for when you have company
I’ve had some readers asking for a good chop suey recipe. I got this recipe from Amanda Condit of Henry, Ill., many, many years ago.
RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS: May 12, 2014
April 21 — April 25
RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS: May 5, 2014
April 14-April 17, 2014
- Restaurant Inspections: April 28, 2014
TRIED 'N’ TRUE: Eat it plain, grilled, on salads, in this recipe
I guess you could call me a pineapple junkie. Of course I am a junkie for other fruit, also. Back in the ’80s, we went to Hawaii. Gene decided he would take home some pineapples. He bought 12 boxes (six pineapples each). He never does anything in a small way.
TRIED 'N' TRUE: A sweet doughnut for an after-school snack
When we were young, mother would fix doughnuts for an after-school snack. I’ve made this one and another that takes yeast and takes a while to rise.
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