One local Italian eatery failed its most recent inspection by the Grayson County Health Department.
Fera’s Italian Restaurant, 2100 Texoma Parkway, in Sherman received the grade on its inspection back in late September.
The report filed with that inspection said one food manager was observed taking bread out of the oven and taking it to a customer’s table with her bare hands.
“Bare hand contact is not allowed at this establishment,” the report said. “Tongs, deli tissue paper, or another form of barrier must be used in between ready to eat foods and bare hands.”
The report also said the inspector observed a dirty knife stored on a heavily soiled hanging metal knife rack. The inspector said the rack needed to be removed because it was beyond the point of being cleaned or sanitized.
In addition, the report said that the inspector found a can of anchovies stored opened in the prep cooler.
“Once a can of food is opened, it must be transferred to a food grade container,” the inspector wrote.
That inspection also showed that there were multiple containers of food in the prep cooler that were uncovered.
“There was also a heavy accumulation of condensation water sitting in the bottom of this unit. The water was dripping from the top of this unit onto uncovered foods. Cover all foods at all times, and repair the unit to ensure condensation water is not present,” the report stated.
Two other local eateries made “C” marks on their most recent inspections. Backroad BBQ, 25646 U.S. Highway 377 in Whitesboro got a “C” as did Catrina’s Cocina, 306 Highway 82 E. in Sherman.
The report for Backroad BBQ said that the inspector found a repeat violation of live flies inside the eatery. It also said there were dishes in the hand-washing sink and septic water was observed on the ground outside the facility. Additionally a food handler was observed not washing his hands before putting on gloves to serve the customers.
At Catrina’s, the inspector reported finding ice cream stored uncovered in the reach-in freezer. There were also raw shell eggs stored above tomatoes and mayonnaise. Additionally, the mechanical dishwasher was not working properly.
The Grayson County Health Department rates restaurants and other establishments that serve food based on their adherence to codes set by the Texas Department of Health. Restaurants are given an “A,” “B,” “C” or “F” score. An “A” means sanitarians reported no or only a few minor violations. Those with a “B” were found to have several minor violations, but nothing major. Restaurants with a “C” might have a major violation or repeat offenses, but in the inspectors’ opinions, nothing bad enough to warrant an “F.”
An “A” means sanitarians reported 10 or fewer demerits. Those with a “B” received 11-20 demerits. Restaurants with a “C” had 21-30 demerits and restaurants with “F” ratings received more than 30 demerits.
The following establishments received a “B” rating on their most recent inspection:
Lucky Stop, 5006 Hwy. 1417, in-South Denison;;
Brookdale Willows, 3410 Post Oak Crossing, in Sherman;
Sonic Drive In, 3325 Hwy. 120 W, in Denison;;
Golden Chick-Whitesboro, 1022 Hwy.377 N., in Whitesboro;
Best Western Texoma Hotel & Suites, 810 N. US Hwy. 75, in Denison;;
Propstrike Café, 5300 Airport Dr., in Denison;;
Medina’s, 205 Gene Autry Dr., in Tioga;
China Star Restaurant, 2324 Texoma Pkwy., in Sherman;
FujiSan@Sam’s Club, 3333 Hwy. 75 North. in Sherman;
Taco Bueno Restaurants, 2204 Texoma Pkwy., in Sherman;
Rib Crib, 3205 Hwy. 75 N., in Sherman;
The following establishments received an “A” on their most recent inspections:
Cafeterias in the Denison, Sherman, Howe, Gunter, and Van Alstyne school districts;
Kiddie Kampus I, 1500 W Crawford St., in Denison;
Dollar General, 31340 Hwy. 377, in Gordonville:
Family Dollar Store, 616 N. Union St., in Whitesboro;
Happy Stop, 300 Charlie Dr., in Whitesboro;
Papa John’s, 3515 W. FM 120, in Denison;
Woodlands Place Rehabilitation Suites, 5600 Woodlands Trail, in Denison;
Lone Star Food Store, 4411 Hwy 75-N, in Denison;
Mooyah Burgers, 4114 Hwy 75 N, in Sherman;
Red River Café@ Lone Star, 4411 Hwy. 75 N, in Denison;
Covenant Presbyterian Preschool, 322 W Pecan Street, in Sherman;
Grayson County Jail, 200 S. Crockett, in Sherman;
The Ya-Hoo Baking Co, in 5302 Texoma Pkwy. in Sherman;
Dollar General, 1706 E. Lamar St, in Sherman;
Family Dollar Store, 1617 E. Lamar, in Sherman;
Get & Go, 2001 S. Crockett St., in Sherman;
Martinez Food Truck, 225 Crawford (food truck park), in Denison;
THF Park Concession, 3801 S. US Hwy. 75, in Denison;
THF Park Mobile, 3801 S. US Hwy. 75, in Denison;
Express Food Mart, 17207 State Hwy. 56W, in Southmayd;
Jack & Jen Too, 403 W Pecan St., in Sherman;
Sonic Drive In, 3400 U.S. Hwy. 75 N, in Sherman;
Wild Berry Farm, 905 Crawford, in Sadler;
Hot ‘n Creamy Donuts, 717 W. Lamar St Sherman;
Track’s, 109 N Woods St., in Sherman;
Whataburger, 1001 Hwy 82 E., in Whitesboro;
American Legion MIA Post, 133 Army Lane., in Pottsboro;
Target, 4160 Town Center Rd., in Sherman;
Watson’s Drive In, 631 W Main St., in Denison;
Arroyo’s, 81750 N. Hwy 289 Ste 109, in Pottsboro;
Crawford Street Place, 4318 W. Crawford, in St Denison;
Lucky Stop, 1621 Texoma Parkway, in Sherman;
Rising Stars Learning Center, 826 N. Crockett, in Sherman;
Southern Maid Donuts, 7319 Hwy 691, in Denison;
Taco Bell, 3420 W. FM 120, in Denison;
Just Like Home, 6313 Old Sherman Rd., in Whitesboro;
Las Haciendas Mexican Grill, 2400 East Hwy. 82, in Whitesboro;
Lone Star Food Store, 3315 FM 120 Denison;
Papa John’s, US Hwy. 75, in Sherman;
Almost Grandma’s Childcare,1531 S. Waco St., in Van Alstyne;
Almost Grandma’s Childcare North Campus, 549 Miller Ln., in Van Alstyne;
Higher Grounds Coffee House, 601 N. Union, in Whitesboro;
K Bar K Meats, 813 Well Rd., in Denison;
St. Mary’s School, 713 S. Travis Street, in Sherman;
Texoma Christian School, 3500 W. Houston, in Sherman;
Geno’s Pizzeria, 223 Gene Autry, in Tioga;
Big Mineral Camp, 2889 Big Mineral Road, in Gordonville;
Sherwood Food Mart, 32210 Hwy. 377, in Gordonville;
Thousand Trails Lake Texoma, 209 Thousand Trails Dr., in Gordonville;
Chicken Express, 3606 W. FM 120, in Denison;
Fine BBQ, 1743 Texoma Pkwy., in Sherman;
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, 211 N. Hwy. 75, in Denison;
M G’s Restaurant, 1715 N Woods St. in Sherman;
Mom’s Bakery, 1703 N Woods St., in Sherman;
Sam’s Club, 3333 Hwy. 75 North, in Sherman;
Taco Bell, 1800 Texoma Pkwy., in Sherman;
Dairy Queen, 1784 Beasley, in Whitewright;
Domino’s Pizza, 3415 W FM 120, in Denison;
Dreamland Catering, 50055 N. Hwy 289, in Pottsboro;
Fruit-titas, 513 S. Walnut in Sherman;
Lone Star Food Store, 1007 North Travis, in Sherman;
Quik Trip, 6120 Hwy 75 North, in Sherman;
Subway, 2114 Texoma Pkwy., in Sherman;
Baylor Scott & White Surgical Hospital, 3601 N. Calais Dr., in Sherman;
Taco Cabana, 3721 Hwy 75 N. , in Sherman;
Spiffy Kone, 201 N. Tone, in Sherman;
Sugar Bear Catering, 305 Seasons West, in Sherman;
DM Texoma(Dairy Mart), 83352 N. Hwy 289, in Pottsboro;
Maria’s (M & J Catering) Mobile, 9743 CR 745, in Princeton;
Mo’s Grill @Highport, 120 Texoma Harbor Dr., in Pottsboro;
VFW Lake Texoma Post, 250 V.F.W. Drive, in Pottsboro.