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Restaurant inspections, Lenox mall restaurants

A Fulton County health inspector hit Lenox Mall last Thursday, but not with holiday shopping in mind.

She went straight to the food court just as the lunch crowd was beginning to gather, and two restaurants came out with failing inspection scores.

At the Farmer’s Basket, the inspector noticed the employee sink was bone dry. That could only mean that either employees weren’t washing their hands, or they were washing their hands in another kitchen sink.

Either way, it was a code violation and points were taken away. Farmer’s Basket received a failing score of 61/U, ruining its previous score of 100.

In other violations, raw meat was stored above vegetables, not all of the prepared foods were stored in a covered container, and some cold foods weren’t at the proper temperatures.

In addition, the facility needed cleaning from “top to bottom,” including the equipment, according to the report.

Signature Salad scored a 68/U on a follow-up inspection that same day. Items on the salad bar were not cold enough, a repeat violation for the restaurant, according to the inspector. Also, bulk foods were not in a sealed container and French fries were being stored with raw meats.

Neither restaurant will have a mandatory follow-up inspection.

Here are some follow-up scores from recently featured restaurants. Sushi China Café, 1481 Hudson Bridge Road, Stockbridge, scored a 96/A, and Coco’s Chinese Restaurant, 4897 Buford Highway, Chamblee, brought its score up to an 84/B.

Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.

Cobb County

  • Hot Wings, 981 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. 93/A
  • House of Ming, 3101 Upper Roswell Road, Marietta. 80/B
  • Kennesaw Whistle Stop Café, 1200 Barrett Parkway, Kennesaw. 91/A
  • Lakeside Café, 900 Circle 75 Parkway, Atlanta. 100/A
  • Laziza, 113 N. Park Square, Marietta. 85/B

DeKalb County

  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 1210 Ashford Crossing, Dunwoody. 82/B
  • J. Buffalo Wings, 2375 Wesley Chapel Road, Decatur. 93/A
  • Mandarin Express, 2801 Candler Road, Decatur. 82/B
  • Pho Bac, 4897 Buford Highway, Chamblee. 93/A
  • Supreme Fish Delight, 2722 Wesley Chapel Road, Decatur. 88/B

Fulton County

  • Brookwood Grill, 880 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. 94/A
  • Cleveland Avenue Café and Grill, 30 Cleveland Ave., Atlanta. 90/A
  • Henri’s, 61 Irby Ave., Atlanta. 97/A
  • Michon’s, 1583 Virginia Ave., College Park. 86/B
  • Q’s Restaurant, 1599 White Way, East Point. 92/A

Gwinnett County

  • Baby Jane’s Homecooking, 2054 E. Main St., Snellville. 82/B
  • Frontera Mex-Mex Grill, 1295 Indian Trail Lilburn Road, Norcross. 100/A
  • Jack’s Old South BBQ, 6323 Grand Hickory Drive, Braselton. 98/A
  • Little Tokyo, 2096 Buford Dam Road, Buford. 94/A
  • Peachtree Café, 50 S. Clayton St., Lawrenceville. 94/A

Henry County

  • American Deli, 1971 Jonesboro Road, McDonough. 97/A
  • Lickin’ Chicken, 107 Eagles Landing Parkway, Stockbridge. 100/A
  • Mema’s Kitchen, 495 Santa Fe Trail, Ellenwood. 79/C
  • SmoQue House BBQ, 1375 Rock Quarry Road, Stockbridge. 82/B
  • Thai Time, 1134 Highway 20 W., McDonough. 96/A

– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog

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