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Restaurant inspections, Viet Tofu

Viet Tofu, a Vietnamese to-go restaurant and grocery store in Chamblee, improved its health rating and was allowed to reopen after failing a recent routine inspection.

The facility received a 38/U on Oct. 29. Employee Lan Le said the inspector came early that Monday before employees had time to get the restaurant in order.

“We were crazy busy on Sunday and everyone was so tired,” Le said. “They came too early on Monday, and we didn’t have time to clean up. If they had come later we would have had everything in order.”

Since this was Viet Tofu’s second failing health score this year the facility at 4897 Buford Highway was closed by the inspector.

During the routine visit the inspector found moldy bananas, mung bean cakes, yucca cakes, peanuts and sandwich spread. It was all discarded. There was also mold inside the ice machine, which had to be drained and cleaned.

An employee was observed digging discarded unwrapped packaged food out of a trashcan in an effort to salvage it. Once something has been thrown away it cannot be retrieved, the inspector told them.

Cooked foods left in the cooler overnight were not covered. Raw meats stored in the freezer needed to be rearranged to prevent cross-contamination. Also, bulk foods, single service items, utensils and some equipment were left on the floor instead of being put on shelves.

Viet Tofu scored a 75/C on its follow-up inspection Oct. 31.

“We fixed everything. Now everything is back to normal,” Le said.

Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.

Cobb County

  • A Taste of Asia, 2667 Powder Springs Road, Marietta. 98/A
  • American Deli, 180 Cobb Parkway, Marietta. 89/B
  • Applebee’s, 475 Franklin Road, Marietta. 97/A
  • Brewsters, 3595 Canton Road, Marietta. 96/A
  • Mellow Mushroom, 2950 New Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 100/A

DeKalb County

  • Caribbean Chicken & Fish, 3358 Ponce De Leon Ave., Scottdale. 96/A
  • Farm Burger, 410 W. Ponce De Leon Ave., Decatur. 89/B
  • Jughead Catering Restaurant, 4469 Glenwood Road, Decatur. 81/B
  • Old Chamblee Bistro, 5480 Peachtree Road, Chamblee. 91/A
  • Three Dollar Café, 4034 Glenwood Road, Decatur. 96/A

Fayette County

  • Big Daddy’s Oyster Bar, 101 Crossings E., Peachtree City. 88/B
  • Fork in the Road Café, 114 Huddleston Road, Peachtree City. 97/A
  • Franks at the Old Mill, 1095 Highway 54 W., Fayetteville. 87/B
  • Grand Café, 282 S. Highway 74, Peachtree City. 89/B
  • Upscale Pizza, 180 Highway 314, Fayetteville. 95/A

Fulton County

  • Mulan Asian Cuisine, 1195 Fairburn Street, Atlanta. 98/A
  • R&B’s Wing Café, 4090 Martin L. King Jr. Drive, Atlanta. 95/A
  • Taco Pete, 2957 Main St., East Point. 100/A
  • Tanaka Japanese Restaurant, 11235 Alpharetta Highway, Roswell. 95/A
  • Vinny’s New York Pizza, 860 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 97/A

Gwinnett County

  • China House II, 4002 Highway 78, Snellville. 86/B
  • El Norteno, 5528 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Norcross. 82/B
  • Fonda San Carlos, 2077 Beaver Ruin Road, Norcross. 88/B
  • Mo Mo Ya, 4300 Buford Drive, Buford. 71/C
  • Sabri Kabab House, 6075-B Singleton Road, Norcross. 95/A

– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog

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