Restaurant Inspections: Texas Roadhouse and Trattoria Branica

Check out the round-up of Kirkwood-area restaurants and see how they make the grade.

Restaurant inspections are conducted by the St. Louis County Department of Health. Patch has a summary of the public reports affecting area eating and drinking establishments reviewed in the months of August, September and October.

Grade rankings range from A (highest) to C (lowest). Report comments and explanations are provided in Patch's summary. Follow-up inspections are noted, other visits are routine.

Texas Roadhouse, 1220 South Kirkwood Road
Inspection date: August 27
Grade: A (94)
No towels or soap at sink
Containers missing labels or incorrectly labeled
Missing test strips
Food and grease buildup on equipment
Cracked light shields in walk-in cooler

Trattoria Branica, 451 South Kirkwood Road
Inspection date: October 11
Grade: A (100)
No comments provided in report

Starbucks, 9616 Manchester Road
Inspection date: October 19
Grade: A (96)
Employee Hepatitis A records unclear
Boxes of cups and lids being stored on floor
Syrup bottles contain buildup and are sticky to touch
Follow-up inspection scheduled

Starbucks, 1 South Old Orchard Avenue
Inspection date: October 23
Grade: A (99)
Containers of mix in cooler had no lids on them
Syrup bottles contain buildup


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