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Restaurant inspections, East Point Corner Tavern

Employee hand sinks at the East Point Corner Tavern weren’t being used during a recent health inspection, according to a Fulton County health official.

Both appeared to be “bone dry” during an afternoon inspection, she said. One had an ice scoop and a soap container in the basin, and the other had no available hot water.

The Fulton County inspector noticed the sinks after observing an employee switching tasks without washing hands. Also, a sink in the bar area had no soap or paper towels, she said.

Points were taken off, and the restaurant’s routine health score dropped from a 90/A to a 56/U.

East Point Corner Tavern, 2783 Main St., East Point, was also operating with an expired food permit. The restaurant was given 24 hours to renew the permit, which expired in June, or face closure. The restaurant was also given 30 days to obtain a certified food safety manager.

In other code violations, two coolers were not keeping food temperatures at safe levels. And some food items were uncovered and subject to contamination. Butter and chicken inside the coolers were not covered, and chicken was left uncovered on a cutting board.

The facility also needed cleaning. Walls were soiled with food debris, cooling racks next to the fryers had grease build-up and the freezer door had a mold-like substance on the gaskets, according to the report.

East Point Corner Tavern will be re-inspected in the next 10 days. A restaurant manager assured an improved score. “By the time she gets back everything should be up to code,” the manager said.

Here are other inspection scores from area restaurants.

DeKalb County

  • Chai Peking, 2205 Lavista Road, Atlanta. 88/B
  • Davido’s, 6118 Covington Highway, Lithonia. 90/A
  • Food King, 832 Hambrick Road, Stone Mountain. 79/C
  • Locos Grill & Pub, 2480 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta. 71/C
  • Rice Thai, 8075 Mall Parkway, Lithonia. 81/B

Fayette County

  • Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 792 Glynn St., Fayetteville. 91/A
  • Atlanta Bread Company, 401 City Circle, Peachtree City. 85/B
  • J Christopher’s, 264 Commerce Drive, Peachtree City. 87/B
  • La Hacienda, 2755 Highway 54, Peachtree City. 81/B
  • Uncle Frank’s BBQ, 1488 Highway 92, Fayetteville. 98/A

Fulton County

  • Barcelona Restaurant, 240 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta. 87/B
  • Briza, 866 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. 83/B
  • Hot Breads, 5530 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta. 80/B
  • Istanblue Restaurant, 262 Pharr Road, Atlanta. 100/A
  • Rosebud, 1397 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta. 82/B

Henry County

  • Baby Jane’s Home Cooking, 148 John Frank Ward Blvd., McDonough. 89/B
  • Chili’s Grill & Bar, 1740 Jonesboro Road, McDonough. 77/C
  • China Lily, 127 Fairview Road, Ellenwood. 87/B
  • Huge Hibachi Sushi Buffet, 5425 N. Henry Blvd., Stockbridge. 86/B
  • San Diego Mexican Restaurant, 4952 Bill Gardner Parkway, Locust Grove. 86/B

Paulding County

  • Big Lew’s Country Cooking, 2754 Goldmine Road, Dallas. 96/A
  • Buffalo Joe’s Eatery, 105 Brownsville Road, Powder Springs. 94/A
  • Las Palmas Mexican Bar & Grill, 480 Watts Road, Hiram. 87/B
  • The Cove Bar & Grill, 4009 Johns Road, Dallas. 95/A
  • Totopos, 55 E. Paulding Drive, Dallas. 94/A

- by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog

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