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Gross Out: "Dirty Drummer" Says It All

Look, if you're going to name a business "Dirty Drummer" and serve food at it, better make sure it's clean, that's all we're sayin'.

The DD on Beck Avenue in Chandler failed a recent county restaurant inspection. Now, it's not the worst report we've ever seen, but again, given the name, we see no room for error -- or errant dirt. And since Dirty Drummer failed, we'll share the results:

An employee handled the bottom of the paper that holds raw hamburger, then touched buns and jalapenos without changing gloves.

The ice machine had "an accumulation of organic material".

And finally, two batches of cooked hash browns had expired.

Perhaps you'll want to march to the beat of a cleaner drummer....  

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Amy Silverman is a two-time winner of the Arizona Press Club’s Journalist of the Year award. Her work has appeared on the radio show This American Life and in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Lenny Letter, and Brain, Child. She’s the co-curator of the live reading series Bar Flies, and a commentator for KJZZ, the NPR affiliate in Phoenix. Silverman is the author of the book My Heart Can’t Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome (Woodbine House 2016). Follow her on Instagram (@amysilverman), Twitter (@amysilvermanaz), and at