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St. Charles County Food Inspection Scores: Cork & Barrel, Made Today Café, Firehouse Subs

Mexican Food

The St. Charles County Department of Public Health monitors more than 1,300 food service providers in St. Charles County. (The City of St. Peters conducts its own inspections.) Routine inspections are conducted by specialists with the department for proper food safety procedures and are scored by deducting points from a starting score of 100.

The following acronyms are used in violation information: PHF (Potentially Hazardous Food), TCS (Time/Temperature Control for Safety), FCS (Food-contact Surface), NFC (Non-food contact surface), RTE (Read to Eat).

The following scores were posted within the last week, August 30 – September 5, 2017.

Lake Saint Louis

  • Village Cafe, 6127 Ronald Reagan Drive -s core 91 (“Observed that TCS food is properly dated but stored in refrigerator more than 7 days; Torn or broken door seals, hinges etc. (poorly maintained or in disrepair) walk in cooler; Dirty NFCsGrills on fans in Kitchen; Talked about proper food service certifications, Plumbing maintenance ,proper reheating of food. “)
  • Sushi Sen, 161 Civic Center Drive – score 100
  • Pizza Hut, 8649 Highway N – score 100
  • Donatelli’s Bistro, 8653 Highway N – score 98
  • El Maguey Mexican Restaurant, 6125 Ronald Reagan Drive – score 100


  • Progress Pool Concession, 968 Meyer Road – score 100


  • La Carreta Mexican Grocery Story, 316 O’Fallon Plaza – score 93 (“Ready to eat PHFs not dated 5(pnt); Observed food in many of the reach-in coolers was not dated with the day of preparation or 7 days later, which is the day the food must be discarded; the owner dated all items that were prepared today and discarded the other items that had not been dated; Observed the microwave was dirty with food residue; the microwave should be cleaned frequently to reduce the build-up of residue”)
  • China Buffet & Grill, 373 Winding Woods Drive – score 86 (“Raw meats above RTE food 5(pnt); Observed raw fish was stored above ready-to-eat foods in one of the reach-in coolers; owner reorganized the cooler so that the raw fish is stored on the bottom, below the RTE foods; Improper thawing 2(pnt); Observed raw shrimp was thawed in cold water; the food is allowed to be submerged in water but the water must be running and the temperature of the food can not get below 41 degrees Fahrenheit; Observed raw shrimp was being thawed in the sanitizer compartment of the 3-compartment sink; a 3-compartment sink should only be used for washing, rinsing, and sanitizing utensils and equipment; no food should rinsed or thawed in the 3-compartment sink; Vent hood dirty 2(pnt); Observed the hoods above the stoves in the kitchen were covered in grease; the grease is beginning to drip down the back wall as well; the hoods need to be cleaned as soon as possible to remove the build-up of grease”)
  • Made Today Cafe and Bakery, 107 O’Fallon Plaza – score 100
  • Apple of Your Eye Early Childhood Center, 9295 Mexico Road – score 100
  • Thai Kitchen, 8632 Mexico Road – score 80 (“Observed multiple employee drinks that were not in a closed beverage container; all drinks must be closed or have a lid; Ready to eat PHFs not dated 5(pnt); Observed food in the walk-in cooler that was not dated with the day of preparation or 7 days following, which is when the food must be discarded; ready-to-eat foods must always be dated once prepared and put into the cooler, unless the food is to be served within 24 hours; Unlabeled spray bottle 5(pnt); Observed two spray bottles under the front sink that were not labeled with the chemical inside; all spray bottles must be labeled with what chemical they are holding; Packaged foods in undrained ice 2(pnt); Observed two food items were stored in the undrained ice that is used for customer drinks; no items are allowed to sit in that ice other than the ice scoop; Observed one container of food was stored on the floor in the walk-in freezer; all food items must be stored at least 6 inches off of the floor; Dirty NFCs 2(pnt); Observed the can opener was dirty with food residue; can opener should be cleaned often to eliminate the residue; Observed the fan guards in the walk-in cooler were dusty and need to be cleaned; Observed the hoods above the stoves in the establishment were greasy, with one not properly installed; the hoods should be cleaned as soon as possible and the one hood should be reinstalled to fit correctly; Observed the floors and walls in between and behind the equipment in the kitchen contains food residue, debris, dirt, grease, etc.; equipment should be pulled away from the walls frequently to clean and remove the residue, debris, etc.; Coats, purses and other personal items stored improperly 2(pnt); Observed employees personal items, such as purses and phones, were sitting throughout the kitchen of the establishment, with purses laying on top of bags of food and phones sitting on top of plates; personal items should be stored in a separate, designated area only for those items; Discussed Display inspection report for public to view, Sugar scoop, Fix paper towel holder”)
  • Twin Chimneys Elementary School, 7396 Twin Chimneys Boulevard – score 100
  • No. 1 Chinese Restaurant, 39 O’Fallon Square – score 96 (“Observed meat in one of the reach-in freezers was not covered; all food must be kept in covered containers, packages, or wrappings; Observed the shelves above the 3-compartment sink are sticky with a debris and need to be cleaned as soon as possible; the shelves are holding clean utensils and equipment, so they should be washed, rinsed, and sanitized as needed”)
  • Petro Mart, 2140 West Terra Lane – score 96 (“Improper use of warewashing sinks 2(pnt); Observed a part of the mop holder/drainer was sitting in the 3-compartment sink; the sink should only be used for washing, rinsing, and sanitizing utensils and equipment; Dirty NFCs 2(pnt); Observed the area under the coffee dispensers, that are currently holding lids, is dirty with debris; area needs to be cleaned often to reduce the debris build-up; Observed the ice chutes for the fountain soda station are dirty with a black residue; the ice chutes should be cleaned often to eliminate the black residue and not contaminate the ice”)
  • Thai Jasmine Restaurant, 2019 Highway K – score 96 (“Leaking plumbing or plumbing in disrepair 5, 2(pnt); Observed a pipe in the restroom was currently leaking; the pipe needs to be replaced so there is no leaking taking place; the owner has been in contact with the landlord to fix the issue; Observed the floors underneath the equipment in the kitchen area were dirty with food residue, grease, etc.; the equipment should be pulled away from the wall in order to clean the floors; the floors should be cleaned often to reduce the build-up of residue; Observed a few of the ceiling tiles were damaged due to a water leak from the roof; the roof has been replaced and water no longer leaks, but the ceiling tiles must be replaced”)
  • Wallis Petroleum, 102 McDonald Lane – score 95 (“Unlabeled spray bottle 5(pnt); Observed one spray bottle holding a chemical was unlabeled; all spray bottles must be labeled with the chemical that is inside; bottle was labeled during the inspection”)
  • Playoffs Sports Bar & Grill, 2922 Highway K – score 98
  • PS &  J Professional Baseball Club, 900 TR Hughes Boulevard – score 100

Weldon Spring

  • El Rancho Nuevo, 804 O’Fallon Road – score 95 (“Ready to eat PHFs not dated 5(pnt); OBSERVED FOODS IN WALK IN COOLER WITHOUT 7 DAYS DATE MARKING.”)

St. Charles

  • St. John United Church of Christ, 405 South Fifth Street – score 100
  • Target Store grocery, 3881 Mexico Road – score 100
  • Target Store deli, 3881 Mexico Road – score 100
  • Lindenwood University Food Service Student Center, 209 South Kingshighway – score 98
  • Qdoba Mexican Eats, 1315 Bass Pro Drive – score 98
  • 88 China, 2649 Muegge Road – score 100
  • First Wok, 3748 Monticello Plaza Drive – score 93 (“OBSERVED NO SOAP AT HANDSINK; OBSERVED HOOD VENTS HEAVILY SOILED.”)
  • Adeline’s Kitchen, 800 South Fifth Street – score 100
  • Food Service Consultants at Duchesne High School, 2550 Elm Street – score 100
  • El Caporal, 2265 First Capitol Drive – score 100
  • Chartwell’s at Blackhurst Elementary, 2000 Elm Street – score 93 (“No air gap present 5(pnt); Food prep sink should be indirectly connected to sewage; Ceiling in dry storage not smooth easy cleanable REPEAT”)
  • Firehouse Subs, 1365 Bas Pro Drive – score 100
  • St. Charles Music Tavern, 2556 Raymond Drive – score 93 (“No towels or dryer at sink 5(pnt); Damaged floor tiles, holes in walls, missing ceiling tiles 2(pnt) bar area”)
  • Pangea, 3245-1 Rue Royale Street – score 100
  • South 94 Bait-N-Tackle, 6301 Weldon Spring road – score 95
  • St. Charles Borromeo Cafeteria, 601 North Fourth Street – score 98
  • Stefanina’s Express, 1938 Zumbehl Road – score 100
  • Motomart, 3750 New Town Boulevard – score 100
  • Taco Bell, 2003 Zumbehl Road – score 98
  • Waffle House, 301 Little Hills Industrial Boulevard – score 98

St. Paul

  • Dog Prairie Tavern, 2348 Saint Paul Road – score 98


  • Sodexo at Francis Howell Central High School, 5199 Highway N – score 100

New Melle

  • Bavarian Smoke Haus, 4695 Highway Z – score 96 (“Observed that food shelving used in walk in unit are rusted; Observed that proper thrash cans are not provided in unisex bathroom”)
  • New Melle Sports & Recreation, 4700 Highway Z – score 100

St. Peters

(The City of St. Peters conducts its own inspections through its Food Sanitation Department. Violation details are not available. The following scores are from August 2017)

  • ABC Daycare & Learning Center, 4621 North St. Peters Parkway – score 100
  • Amvets Memorial Post, 360 Brown Road – score 100
  • Arby’s, 225 Mid Rivers Mall Drive – score 98
  • Bahama Buck’s, 661 Salt Lick Road – score 100
  • Beer Sauce, 318 Mid Rivers Mall Drive – score 100
  • Bob Evans, 150 Mid Rivers Mall Circle – score 98
  • Bob’s Discount Furniture, 167 Mid Rivers Mall Drive -s core 100
  • The Brick Oven, 84 Spencer Road – score 86 (August 11), score 96 (August 24)
  • Buffalo Wild Wings, 179 Mid Rivers Mall Drive Ste. C – score 96
  • Burger King, 388 Main Street – score 98
  • Candyland Academy, 102 Birdie Hills Road – score 100
  • Capital Candy, 1600 Mid Rivers Mall Drive Ste 2064 – score 100
  • Casa Tequila, 1287 Jungermann Road – score 98
  • Cave Springs Lanes, 4055 Mexico Road – score 98
  • Cecil Whittakers Pizzeria, 6323 Jungermann Road – score 93
  • Chestnut Glen Assisted Living, Americare, 121 Klondike Crossing – score 100
  • Child of God Lutheran School, 650 Salt Lick Road – score 100
  • China Garden, 6132 Mid Rivers Mall Drive – score 94
  • Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate, 6217 Mid Rivers Mall Drive – score 100
  • Circle K, 6105 Mexico Road – score 100
  • Classics II, 6650 Mexico Road – score 96
  • Copper Chimney, 200 Mid Rivers Center – score 96
  • Cork & Barrel Chop House and Spirits, 7337 Mexico Road – score 98
  • Country Club Car Wash, 4200 Mexico Road – score 100
  • Country Club Express Wash, 6280 Mid Rivers Mall Drive -score 88

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