Veg in a Box, 75 E. Pennington - photo courtesy of Google earth

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In April

History: Since 2015, the restaurant has exclusively received inspection ratings of good. This was its first fail.

What the inspector saw: The inspector noted eight priority violations, including an employee handling ready-to-eat food with their bare hands, tea bags stored under sink plumbing, some foods stored above mandated temperatures, foods stored without date of preparations marks, impermissible “bottles of pesticide throughout the establishment,” and cups stored under a sewer line.

Follow-up: A follow-up inspection had not occurred by deadline.

Response: A message seeking comment was not returned by deadline.

Contact: or 573-4235. On Twitter: @murphywoodhouse

Pima County reporter and Road Runner columnist for the Arizona Daily Star