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2018 Gold Ribbon Awards

More than 120 food service establishments are being recognized this month by the Galveston County Health District (GCHD) as winners of the 2018 Gold Ribbon Award.

“Galveston County food service establishments that earn these awards take protecting the health of their customers very seriously,” said Martin Entringer, GCHD consumer health services manager. “We’re happy to recognize these excellent operators.”

Although this month marks the 22nd year the Gold Ribbon Award has been handed out, this was the first year that awards were given based on new qualifications that included recognition by the type of establishment. Each year, the GCHD recognizes food service establishments that show exemplary compliance with the Texas Food Establishment Rules. While most establishments generally comply with the rules, Gold Ribbon Award winners go above and beyond with compliance. Establishments had to meet new criteria this year. Those with scores in the top 5 percent in new categories including restaurants, bars, convenience stores, schools and mobile units were eligible for awards.

Gold Ribbon Award winners also met the following criteria during the previous calendar year:

  • Must have no item 1-6 priority violations
  • Must not have any confirmed consumer complaints
  • Must have no voluntary or forced establishment closures due to inspection findings
  • Must have no court complaints filed
  • Must have no pre-enforcement meetings held
  • Must pay applicable permit fees on time
  • Must have operated the entire year in review

The following 121 establishments earned 2018 Gold Ribbon Awards:

Alvin: Cardinal Culinary

Clear Lake Shores: Luv Me Tenders

Dickinson: Bay Area Recovery Center No. 4, Kid City No. 2, DISD Gator Academy, Pine Drive Baptist Church, Jenny Taco’s

No. 2 License Plate No. 25B-T, The Snack Down and Texas Beer Refinery Tap Room

Friendswood: Primrose School of Friendswood, Jolly Farms, The Lemonade Bar, Dunn Brothers Coffee, For Children Only Inc., Calvary Houston, Mary Queen Food Pantry, Friends Uncorked, Wedgewood Elementary School, Zue Bales Intermediate School and Friendswood Junior High School

Galveston: Ocean Food Store, Schlitterbahn SURF SIDE BAR, Gofresh Gourmet, Jolly Farms, Spring Hill Farms, Club 68, The Marketplace, Shop and Drive, Star Food Store, Jamaica Beach RV Resort - Mobile, GISD – Gretta E. Oppe Elementary School, The Galley, Nick’s Kitchen and Beach Bar, Gaido’s Restaurant, Willie G’s Seafood and Steakhouse, Bronco Burrito, Kroger No. 302 (Deli/ Bakery) and Arlan’s Market No. 5

Gilchrist: Fanta Sea BBQ & Grill

Kemah: Dippin Dots Mobile Unit No. 2, Tutti Fruitti Frozen Yogurt, Kemah Palms Recovery, Texas Corinthian Yacht Club and La Vace Stewart Elementary School

La Marque: Mama Frances Soul Kitchen, Bouldins Bundle of Bears, Fantastic Child Development Center, Express Lane, Food Blitz, Snow King and Abundant Life Christian School

League City: Cat Corner, Walgreens No. 3760, Walgreens No. 6566, Dollar General No. 7436, Kroger No. 398 (Produce), Dollar Tree No. 5535, Jumping World Inc., Cabela’s, Kroger SW No. 144 (Grocery Store/ Produce), Hampton Inn and Suites, Bonny’s Donuts, Ludwig’s Catering, Japanese Food Express, Ivett’s Italian Grill, Toyko Gardens Catering LLC, Waffle House No. 976, Kiddie Academy, Lighthouse Learning Academy, Kiddie Academy Expansion (2), Kids R Kids No. 29, Hometown Heroes Kitchen and Concession, Corner Store No. 1914, Japanese Food Express, Kroger SW No. 398 (Meat/ Seafood), The Cottages at Clear Lake, Creekside Intermediate School, Odyssey Academy Bay Area, Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt, Holly Berry Tearoom and Gifts, Hedrick’s Catering and Events, Kroger SW No. 398 (Deli), League City Mart, Kroger No. 398 (Grocery) and Wal-Mart No. 4618 (Grocery/ Meat)

Missouri City: Kona Ice Galveston Bay Area No. 1 and Kona Ice Galveston Bay Area No. 4

San Leon: Snow Cone Ave

Santa Fe: Cruiser’s Icehouse, Santa Fe Country Store No. 52, Pook’s Crawfish Hole, Red Dirt and Blue Jeans, Kat’s Barbecue, Haak Vineyards and Winery Inc., La Frontera No. 3, East Dragon Chinese Restaurant, Childworks, Arcadia First Baptist Church Mother’s Day Out, American Fitness and Martial Arts, Domino’s Pizza No. 6562, Arlan’s Market No. 9 (Meat), D. Kubacak Elementary School, Santa Fe Junior High School, R.J. Wollam Elementary School, Santa Fe High School and Elizabeth Yaws Cowan Education Center

Texas City: Texas City Fairfield Inn, Diamond Jim’s Country Saloon, KLM Food Mart, Dawn Donuts, Ring of Fire Brew and Que Grill, Childworks, Galveston County Food Bank, Coffee Connection, The Society of St. Vincent de Pau, Susan’s Market, First Christian Church (N P), Com Child Development Lab (N P), Pops Place, Levi Fry Intermediate School and Food Rite

GCHD sanitarians routinely inspect more than 1,800 retail food stores, mobile food units and roadside vendors in the county for compliance with safety regulations. 

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