True Grit Tavern. File photo


Of the dozen Maricopa eateries inspected by Pinal County May 16-June 15, all but one received top marks.

True Grit Tavern had a problem with proper cold holding, according to the inspector’s report. A prep refrigerator that should hold food under 41 degrees F had raw hamburger at 60F, and turkey and ham at 56F to 60F. The items were discarded.

EXCELLENT [No violations found]
Dickey’s Barbecue (John Wayne Parkway)
Dickey’s Barbecue (Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway)
Dutch Bros
Gyro Grill
Helen’s Kitchen
Li’s Garden
Native Grill & Wings
Plaza Bonita
Say Sushi
Water and Ice

SATISFACTORY [Violations corrected during inspection]
True Grit Tavern

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT [Critical items noted during inspection cannot be corrected immediately requiring follow-up inspection] None

UNACCEPTABLE [Gross, unsanitary conditions necessitating the discontinuation of service] None

This item appears in the July issue of InMaricopa.