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Restaurant inspections, Lawrenceville’s American Deli

If you’re in the mood for comfort food from a delicatessen, chances are there’s an American Deli near you. The ubiquitous sandwich shops are everywhere, especially in the ‘burbs. Just make sure the one you frequent is clean.

In Gwinnett County, the American Deli at 455 Grayson Highway in Lawrenceville, was given a failing score of 66 out of 100 on a routine health inspection because employees were too careless in keeping their hands and kitchen supplies clean.

The inspector observed one employee with gloves on handling raw chicken then touching some bread with the same gloves. The bread was thrown away. Other points were taken off because employees were putting on their gloves without first washing their hands.

The restaurant also was flagged for not cleaning utensils and other equipment. A slicer was put away dirty. Serving utensils were stored unclean. A fly swatter had been placed on top of a stack of clean trays, according to the inspection report.

Among other code violations, celery and some fish were both being stored in undrained ice. Sliced celery, provided for customers to serve themselves, was not properly covered by a sneeze guard at the self-service counter.

Single service containers were being re-used to store prepared sauces. And the empty containers were being stored underneath the hand-sink. Shelves were lined with cardboard, and cardboard boxes were reused to store utensils.

East Metro Health Department will re-inspect American Deli by Aug. 4. Its previous scores were 82 and 97.  The restaurant manager was unavailable for comment about the inspection report, said a deli employee.

Another recently reviewed restaurant, Jang Su Jang Restaurant, 3645 Satelllite Blvd., Duluth, recovered from a failing score in June to post a 94/A on a follow-up inspection.

Here are some other inspection scores from metro area restaurants.

Cobb County

  • Ege Sushi & Japanese Cuisine, 2100 Roswell Road, Marietta: 97/A.
  • Mi Rancho Mexican Restaurant, 760 Sandtown Road SW, Marietta: 85/B.
  • Off the Bone BBQ, 4400 Brownsville Road, Powder Springs: 100/A.

DeKalb County

  • Cozy Burger Town, 2641 N. Decatur Road, Decatur: 89/B.
  • Hong Kong BBQ, 5385 New Peachtree Road, Chamblee: 68/U.
  • Top Spice Thai & Malaysian Cuisine, 3007 N. Druid Hills Road, Atlanta: 89/B.

Fulton County

  • Alpine Bakery, 12315 Crabapple Road, Alpharetta: 100/A.
  • Il Localino, 467 N. Highland Ave., NE, Atlanta: 92/A.
  • Shrimpee’s, 2214 Godby Road, College Park: 98/A.

Gwinnett County

  • Atlanta Bread Company, 3185 Woodward Crossing, Buford: 88/B.
  • Biba’s Italian Restaurant, 4850 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville: 81/B.
  • Noh Ryang Jin, 2400 Satellite Blvd., Duluth: 78/C.

Henry County

  • China Café, 1774 Panola Road, Ellenwood: 91/A.
  • Dawgs N Jackets, 13 Hampton St., McDonough: 80/B.
  • El Agave Mexican Restaurant, 557 Jonesboro Road, McDonough: 84/B.

Paulding County

  • Café 4:13, 1379 Hiram Douglasville Highway, Hiram: 76/C.
  • Charlie’s Corner Café, 29 Courthouse Square, Dallas: 95/A.
  • Jalapeno Joe’s, 4484 Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway, Hiram: 91/A.

— by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog

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