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Restaurant inspections, Haven

Haven, a trendy bar and restaurant at 1441 Dresden Drive, Atlanta, was marked down to a 54/U during a recent routine inspection because the dishwasher and a prep cooler weren’t working correctly.

The dishwasher was dispensing weak sanitizing solution, and employees were told to wash and rinse the dishes manually until it was repaired. The cooler was not holding temperatures at 41 degrees or below. Some smoked salmon and other food were recorded at 50 degrees.

Haven Executive Chef Stephen Herman said the dishwasher was being serviced when the inspector made her surprise visit during the lunchtime rush on Oct. 16.

“But we didn’t know about the cooler, so it was a good thing she came when she did,” he said.

Both have since been repaired, Herman said.

In other code violations, the inspector observed an employee preparing food in a container that was on top of an open garbage can. The employee was told not to use the garbage can as a table top.

Another employee wearing gloves came into the kitchen from outside and picked up a clean plate without first removing the gloves and washing hands.

Also, some food in the cooler had not been properly marked for disposal, and some raw meats were stored above ready-to-eat food in the reach-in cooler.

Haven’s inspection scores are usually in the mid-90s, with its previous score a 94/A. Herman called the failing score a “wake-up call,” and said he was confident the restaurant would be back in the A range after a follow-up inspection.

“We have a good inspector, and what she tells me, I listen and get it fixed,” he said.

Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.

Cobb County

  • Café de Paris, 1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 75/C
  • Curry Curry, 4724 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. 90/A
  • Loma Pizzeria, 1050 Richard D. Sailors Parkway, Powder Springs. 79/C
  • Longhorn Steakhouse, 2636 Dallas Highway, Marietta. 91/A
  • Qubie’s Subs, 1355 Church St. Ext., Marietta. 87/B

Fayette County

  • China Café Waikiki, 913 N. Glynn St., Fayetteville. 85/B
  • Hotlanta Wings, 885 Glynn St., Fayetteville. 96/A
  • Mimi’s Good Food, 303 Kelly Drive, Peachtree City. 100/A
  • The Flying Biscuit, 2874 Highway 54, Peachtree City. 99/A
  • Tim’s Country Kitchen Buffet, 175 Banks Station, Fayetteville. 92/A

Fulton County

  • Hungry Cherub Kitchen, 4700 N. Point Parkway, Alpharetta. 96/A
  • Morton’s Steakhouse, 303 Peachtree Center Ave., Atlanta. 98/A
  • Pero’s Pizza, 3521 Northside Parkway, Atlanta. 71/C
  • Ria’s Bluebird, 421 Memorial Drive, Atlanta. 91/A
  • Table & Main, 1028 Canton St., Roswell. 100/A

Gwinnett County

  • Bagels and More, 3685 Braselton Highway, Dacula. 91/A
  • Buford Grill, 4865 S. Lee St., Buford. 90/A
  • Dos Copas Mexican Grill, 2463 Hamilton Mill Road, Dacula. 80/B
  • Olive Garden, 3565 Mall Blvd., Duluth. 92/A
  • Saigon Flavors, 3200 Woodward Crossing Blvd., Buford. 96/A

Rockdale County

  • Glenn’s Bar-B-Que, 1377 Old McDonough Highway, Conyers. 95/A
  • Los Charros Mexican Restaurant, 1965 Highway 138, Conyers. 87/B
  • Oakes Family Diner, 1040 Flat Shoals Road, Conyers. 96/A
  • Seven Gables Restaurant, 1897 Highway 20, Conyers. 96/A
  • Wing Nuts, 1573 Highway 20, Conyers. 84/B

– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog

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