The Kansas City Health Department has recognized 274 food establishments with top grades for inspections in 2017.
The department recognized full-service restaurants, fast-food operations, school cafeterias, retirement centers, grocery stores, a frozen custard shop, a coffee shop and roaster, and others with its 2018 Food Safety Excellence Award. The award is valid for one year and is based on cumulative inspection reports throughout 2017.
About 9 percent of the city's 3,900 permitted food establishments "substantially exceeded the standards of the food code," exhibiting excellence in sanitation and food safety as well as employee education, according to the Kansas City Health Department.
The winners include: Andy's Frozen Custard and Bistro 303 in Westport; Anton's Taproom, Howard's Grocery Cafe Catering, Mildred's Coffeehouse and Suzy's Deli in the Crossroads; Blip Coffee Roasters in the West Bottoms; Bob Wasabi Kitchen on 39th Street; Rozzelle Court Restaurant in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; and the demo area of Trader Joe's in Ward Parkway Center; as well as more than 30 Arrowhead Stadium operations by Aramark and Levy, and nearly 20 Kauffman Stadium operations by Aramark.