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Restaurant inspections, Phoenix & Dragon

Food safety violations and storage problems in a walk-in cooler led to a failing health score for a Chinese restaurant in Buckhead.

A Fulton County inspector gave Phoenix & Dragon, 164 W. Wieuca Road, Atlanta, a score of 58/U on a recent routine inspection, and said employees were unable to demonstrate knowledge of food safety.

Employees were not wearing hair restraints while cooking or preparing food. They were eating in the food prep area. They were wiping their hands on their aprons instead of washing them. The kitchen hand-sink didn’t work. The cook prepared a sandwich with bare hands.

In addition, cooked rice and chicken were cooling on top of a newspaper. Gravy and raw fish were left on a counter without temperature controls.

There were numerous storage violations in the walk-in cooler. The inspector observed a box containing both raw chicken and fried chicken. Some food items were being stored in open aluminum cans. Containers of carrots, broccoli and fried chicken were uncovered in the cooler.

The restaurant also needed cleaning. Grease was dripping from all hood vents on both grills, and there was grease on the floor and behind all of the equipment.

Phoenix & Dragon will have a follow-up inspection before the end of the year, according to the restaurant’s manager. Previous scores were 82/B and 65/U.

A recently featured restaurant — Maritza & Frank’s Restaurant, 637 N. Central Ave., Hapeville — improved to a 70/C during a recent follow-up inspection.

Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.

Cobb County

  • Austell Wings & More, 3687 Austell Road, Marietta. 98/A
  • Buckhead Barbecue Company, 3100 Highlands Parkway, Smyrna. 97/A
  • Chicago’s Restaurant, 4401 Shallowford Road, Roswell. 90/A
  • Dos Amigos, 2590 Spring Road, Smyrna. 77/C
  • Fuji Hana, 2606 George Busbee Parkway, Kennesaw. 92/A

DeKalb County

  • ATL Deli, 2000 Candler Road, Decatur. 91/A
  • Burnt Fork BBQ, 614 Church St., Decatur. 88/B
  • Coyote’s Mexican Grill, 2730 E. College Ave., Decatur. 80/B
  • Hunan Inn, 3662 Chamblee Tucker Road, Chamblee. 96/A
  • Fellini’s Pizza, 333 Commerce Drive, Decatur. 83/B

Forsyth County

  • Atlanta Bread Company, 908 Buford Highway, Cumming. 84/B
  • Daisy’s Drive Thru, 104 13th St., Cumming. 100/A
  • Dandelion, 1595 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming. 100/A
  • El Porton, 4902 Atlanta Highway, Cumming. 98/A
  • Marie’s Italian Deli, 3436 Tri County Plaza, Cumming. 97/A

Fulton County

  • Akina Restaurant, 5815 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta. 100/A
  • Fins, 84 12th St., Atlanta. 97/A
  • Joy Wings & Deli, 3655 Market Place Blvd., East Point. 95/A
  • La Travola, 992 Virginia Ave., Atlanta. 87/B
  • Wildflour, 5815 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta. 99/A

Gwinnett County

  • California Buffet, 3620 Satellite Blvd., Duluth. 82/B
  • El Patio, 193 N. Norcross Tucker Road, Norcross. 74/C
  • Ruby Tuesday, 4121 Highway 78, Loganville. 96/A
  • Spiced Right Rib House, 3131 Lawrenceville Suwanee Road, Suwanee. 100/A
  • Wings Town, 6200 Buford Highway, Norcross. 92/A

– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog

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