February 2017

Restaurant Total critical violations Descriptions
Animas Valley Elementary School, 373 Hermosa Meadows Road 0
  • No critical violations.
  • No critical violations.
Ben's Big Burgers, 1400 East Second Ave. 0
  • No critical violations.
Bottom Shelf Brewery, 118 Mill St., Bayfield 0
  • No critical violations.
  • No critical violations.
Digs Restaurant & Bar, 125 Mercado St. 1
  • Pests present in the facility.
Digs Restaurant & Bar, 125 Mercado St. (follow-up inpsection) 0
  • No critical violations.
  • No critical violations.
Durango Coffee Co., 730 Main Ave. 0
  • No critical violations.
Durango Joes' Coffee, 1211 Escalante Drive 0
  • No critical violations.
Durango Natural Foods, 575 East Eighth Ave. 0
  • No critical violations.
Eno at Cyprus, 723 East Second Ave. 1
  • Food in an unsound condition is present in facility.
Eno at Cyprus, 723 East Second Ave. (follow-up inpsection) 0
  • No critical violations.
Escalante Middle School, 141 Baker Lane 1
  • Utensil or equipment surface temperature did not achieve a minimum of 160 degrees during sanitizing.
Farmers Fresh Market, 565 Goddard Ave., Ignacio 4
  • Food in an unsound condition is present in the facility.
  • Insufficient concentration of sanitizing solution during manual warewashing.
  • Utensil or equipment surface temperature did not achieve a minimum of 160 degrees during sanitizing.
  • Hand sink is not accessible.
Florida Mesa Elementary School, 216 Colorado Highway 172 0
  • No critical violations.
Gaslight Twin Cinema, 102 E. Fifth St. 0
  • No critical violations.
Giant gas station, 20453 U.S. Highway 160 1
  • Potentially hazardous food not held below 41 degrees.
Grandview Store and Station, 28870, U.S. Highway 160 (follow-up inspection) 0
  • No critical violations.
Hesperus Oasis, 10868, U.S. Highway 160 1
  • Pests present in the facility.
  • Employees not hand-washing as required.
Missing Link, 1485 Florida Road 0
  • No critical violations.
Pizza Hut, 3677 Main Ave. 1
  • Potentially hazardous food not held below 41 degrees.
Riverview Elementary School, 2900 Mesa Drive 0
  • No critical violations.
Serious Texas Bar-B-Q, 3535 Main Ave. 0
  • No critical violations.
Silverton Schools, 1160 Snowden St. 0
  • No critical violations.
Soup Palette, 555 Rivergate Lane 3
  • Cross-contaminatin of ready-to-eat food not prevented.
  • Facility lacks appropriate backflow prevention device.
  • Hand sink is not accessible.
Sunnyside Elementary School, 75 County Road 218 0
  • No critical violations.
  • Potentially hazardous food not held below 41 degrees.
  • Food-product thermometer not routinely calibrated.
  • No critical violations.
Yellow Carrot Bistro, 40292 U.S. Highway 550 0
  • No critical violations.

Critical Violation Categories

A critical violation is one likely to contribute directly to food-borne illness. Inspectors put violations in the following categories:

  • Food obtained from unapproved source; food not wholesome, free from spoilage or washed before use.
  • Employees not free from infections or illness, not practicing good hand-washing or personal hygiene, or not trained in food safety.
  • Food not held at proper hot or cold holding temperatures or not cooked to proper internal temperature. Inadequate equipment for maintaining proper food temperatures.
  • Food preparation equipment or utensils improperly sanitized.
  • Safe water source unavailable. Plumbing or sewage systems not working properly.
  • Adequate hand-washing facilities, soap and towels not available or accessible.
  • Not using proper pest-control practices, or premises not free from pests, insects and animals.
  • Toxic or poisonous items improperly stored, labeled or used.
Restaurant Inspections
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Our messed-up relationship with food started with butter

Have you ever eaten butter by the spoon? Butter without toast to prop it up or eggs to fry in it - butter for its own tangy, full-flavored, exquisite sake? Elaine Khosrova does this, not...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Turkish chocolate festival features bust of President Trump

ISTANBUL (AP) – One of the highlights at a Turkish chocolate festival has been U.S. President Donald Trump – made of cake icing. It took Turkish chef Tuba Geckil two days to make the imposing bust...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Cauliflower, onion and chickpeas make a tasty side dish

The produce aisle is a healthy budget cook’s best place to start a supermarket shopping trip. By loading up the cart with bulky, nutrient-filled produce, you’ll visually make the cart smaller, and...

DATE: March 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Even when this Italian soup doesn’t go as planned, it’s still good

The next time you’re frustrated by a dish that doesn’t turn out picture-perfect, the proper attitude is: So what? Refer to Exhibit A: a third and rather hurried attempt to re-create the Italian egg...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Mango and chicken meet, marry well, happiness ensues

This recipe treats tender chicken thighs to two of my all-time favorite flavor sensations: a mouthwatering Asian-style marinade that hits every single taste bud, and the alluring char that happens...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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How to make a simple chicken soup worth crowing about

For every cook who knows from real chicken soup, there are probably six others who think it’s fine to simmer naked chicken breasts in canned broth and call it a day. Convenience has its place in...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Yogurt art gains fans in Japan

Yogurt art, using plain yogurt as a canvas to create pictures with fruits and sauces, is gaining popularity. Its colorful, photogenic appearance often makes it a topic on social media and...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Saffron growers look to get a foothold in the U.S.

BURLINGTON, Vt. — As spring crocus blooms approach, some growers have visions of a fall-flowering crocus that produces saffron, the world’s most valuable spice. University of Vermont researchers...

DATE: March 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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You think you don’t like beets? Try ‘em this way

This salad, best described as a “small plate” using the current culinary lingo, offers a refreshing bright spot this time of year when we have had our fill of roasted roots and stews and are ready...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Nan Pizza is a fun way to eat the flavors of India

This nan pizza is a fun way to eat the flavors of India in America’s favorite food. The popular chicken tikka masala is widely believed to have been created in England for the British palate and is...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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We’ve all had bad Irish coffee, but when made well, it’s a beautiful thing

Years ago, I had the fortune to be in Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day. I spent the day as any lit major with an Irish Catholic heritage and an interest in history would: visiting the worlds of Yeats,...

DATE: March 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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This Slow-Cooked, Herbed Leg of Lamb with earn you accolades

This is a good, old-fashioned showstopper of an entree, the kind of dish where you should not pretend to be bashful – “What, this old thing? I just threw it together from stuff in the fridge” – but...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food