North Facet restaurant fails well being inspection

SAN ANTONIO – A North Facet restaurant working with out a allow failed its most up-to-date well being inspection in August and earned the bottom rating we’ve seen all 12 months.

SA Cafe, positioned within the 20800 block of Freeway 281 North, obtained a failing rating of 66. That’s a 20-point drop from its earlier inspection in February, when it acquired an 86.

Throughout the cafe’s inspection in August, it racked up 21 violations, eight of which had been repeat violations.


Uncooked eggs had been temping at 71 levels, effectively above the required 45 levels or beneath.

Uncooked meat was saved over ready-to-eat noodles, and extra uncooked meat was discovered saved in grocery baggage.

There was particles contained in the ice machine, and cleaned utensils had been soiled with meals particles.


Staff weren’t carrying hairnets and weren’t correctly drying their palms after washing, probably as a result of there was nothing with which to dry them.

The inspector additionally reminded the enterprise that it mustn’t enable smoking within the institution after discovering cigarette butts in a storage hallway.


There was no licensed meals supervisor on website, and several other workers had been unable to provide their meals handler certificates.

The enterprise was additionally working with out a allow, which it was beforehand cited for in February.


KSAT Investigates reporter Tim Gerber stopped by the placement this week to see if the enterprise had addressed the problems.

Jackie Nguyen, who recognized herself as a employee, stated the supervisor wasn’t on the enterprise however was on his solution to speak to us concerning the failing rating.

Gerber waited for 40 minutes, however the supervisor by no means confirmed up.

It additionally took well being inspectors three visits earlier than they may conduct a follow-up inspection. The primary two instances, the enterprise was closed. They lastly obtained inside on the third go to on August 31.

The inspector famous a number of violations had been corrected, however the institution was nonetheless working with out a allow.

This week, Metro Well being stated the enterprise now has a meals allow to function, nevertheless it expires on the finish of September, and to this point, the enterprise had not paid for a brand new one.

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