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SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. -- The FOX31 Problem Solvers went to the mountains for this week's Restaurant Report Card.

Fiesta Jalisco

This inspector cited the restaurant for 13 critical violations in its May and December surprise inspections.

The critical mistakes in December included queso not held hot enough, a ccooler holding “potentially hazardous foods," sanitizer as being too weak and a dish washer not sanitizing.

The owner said on the phone he doesn’t have to explain himself.

All of the violations were corrected. Fiesta Jalisco in Breckenridge is on Main Street.

Breakfast N Bread

The breakfast and lunch spot scored nine critical violations during its two surprise inspections last year.

The violations included food not cold enough, produce washed in the “hand sink” and debris on the cook line.

“We try really hard that we don’t have anything critical," owner Peter Griffith said. "We check temps on a regular basis. We try to go the extra mile whatever we can to make sure the customers are taken care of."

The inspector marked that all the violations were corrected.

Breakfast N Bread is at 100 S. Park Ave. in Breckenridge.

Super Lips Mini Donuts

This pint-size sweet treat in Copper Mountain scored zero critical violations during its last two inspections which earns an A-plus on the Restaurant Report Card.

"We have operating procedures, check lists," owner Kelly Perry said. We have two meetings every month and make sure everyone is on the same page. We’re really happy."

Sugar lips is at 275 10 Mile Circle.

How restaurants appear on our Ski Town Report Card

The criteria FOX31 Denver uses to give a restaurant a failing grade includes the evaluation of two unannounced inspections by county health inspectors. A failing restaurant must have five or four critical violations on their most recent regular inspection and five or four critical violations on the previous regular inspection. The restaurant may also fail for nine or ten or more violations in one inspection. Health inspectors may conduct critical or follow-up inspections, due to the number of critical violations found during a regular inspection. Those inspections may also be considered for our reports. We recognize restaurants with two perfect regular inspections in a row by awarding them an A.

An inspection is a “snapshot” of what is happening during the day and time of the inspection. On any given day, a restaurant could have more or fewer violations than noted in an inspection. Also, at the time of an inspection, violations are recorded and can be corrected prior to the inspector leaving the restaurant. If violations are not corrected, a follow-up inspection is scheduled.

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