Golden Plate restaurants have squeaky-clean reputations

Out of the approximately 1,200 restaurants operating in Yavapai County, only around 140 received this year’s Golden Plate Award. The prestigious award is given annually by Yavapai County Community Health Services, the Food Safety Industry Council and the University of Arizona for restaurants with a certified food manager, no critical violations during the previous 12-month period, and an approved safety plan. This year, winners included Prescott restaurants Chubby Chucks, Method Coffee, Papa’s Italian Restaurant, Pudge and Asti’s, Raven Café, Waffles N More, Rosa’s Pizzeria, Shannon’s Cheesecakes, SueAnn’s Apple Pan, Taco Don’s, Wild Iris Coffeehouse, and Willow Creek Restaurant. Prescott Valley restaurants that made the list this year include Azteca Grill, Jamie’s Waffle Express and Tara Thai II, among others.