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Restaurant inspections, The Albert

A neighborhood pub in Atlanta’s Inman Park recently learned the high price of repeat health code violations.

They cost double points the second time around.

The Albert, 918 Austin Avenue, failed a second routine inspection by tripping up on some of the same code violations as before.

“There were a few little things that we also got wrong the last time, so we had double points taken off. It wasn’t anything major. We corrected them on site,” said Manager Heath Horan.

The restaurant scored a 51/U, and had a 55/U in August. Points were taken off on both routine inspections for having food debris on the equipment, mold inside the ice machine and a few unwanted items were lying around the kitchen.

The inspector recommended a thorough detailed cleaning of the facility.

The grill, cook-line and fryer doors all needed cleaning. Cutting boards had debris build-up and were no longer cleanable. Shelves used to store clean utensils and equipment were dirty with food debris. All the coolers had heavy food debris inside and needed deep cleaning, the inspector said.

In other code violations, an employee handled sliced tomatoes with bare hands. Open beverage containers were on a food prep table near clean equipment and utensils. Multiple food containers in the refrigerator were not properly date-marked for disposal.

The Albert will be re-inspected and Horan said that should get the restaurant’s score back in the 90s. Its previous health score was 93/A.

Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.

Cobb County

  • Donny’s Home Cooking, 4674 Sandy Plains Road, Roswell. 72/C
  • Frankie’s Italian Restaurant, 3125 Roswell Road, Marietta. 86/B
  • Gabriel’s Desserts, 800 Whitlock Ave., Marietta. 96/A
  • McCray’s, 4500 W. Village Place, Smyrna. 89/B
  • Tilted Kilt, 780 Cobb Place Blvd., Kennesaw. 96/A

DeKalb County

  • Another Broken Egg, 4745 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. 87/B
  • Buffalo Wild Wings, 7322 Stonecrest Concourse, Lithonia. 90/A
  • Cho Sun Ok Restaurant, 5865 Buford Highway, Doraville. 76/C
  • Graveyard Tavern, 1245 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta. 88/B
  • Prima Italian Restaurant, 3500 N. Decatur Road, Scottdale. 91/A

Fulton County

  • Annie Thai Castle, 3195 Roswell Road, Atlanta. 84/B
  • Carroll Street Café, 208 Carroll St., Atlanta. 74/C
  • Holeman and Finch Public House, 2277 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 87/B
  • Ichaban, 5306 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta. 99/A
  • Tarahumata Mexican Grill, 12050 Etris Road, Roswell. 93/A

Gwinnett County

  • China King Restaurant, 3050 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lilburn. 83/B
  • El Gallo Giro, 2520 Old Norcross Road, Lawrenceville. 88/B
  • Fish 153, 2700 Lawrenceville Suwanee Road, Suwanee. 72/C
  • Medieval Times, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. 91/A
  • Well Bean Tofu, 2645 N. Berkeley Lake Road, Duluth. 87/B

Newton County

  • Covington Diner, 6238 Turner Lake Road, Covington. 84/B
  • Freeman’s Low Country Fish Camp, 2123 Usher St., Covington. 91/A
  • Henderson’s Restaurant, 11885 Highway 36, Covington. 100/A
  • Lucy’s Wings N Things, 4220 Highway 142, Newborn. 97/A
  • Treasure Thai Cuisine, 1124 Monticello St., Covington. 94/A

– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog

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