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Restaurant inspections, Enoz’s Pizza and El Taco Naco Mexican

Two restaurants in Tucker recently failed routine inspections because food temperatures were not held at safe levels.

DeKalb County health officials briefly closed one of the restaurants, Enoz’s Pizza, 4487 Hugh Howell Road, because this was its second failing routine inspection within a year.

Enoz’s scored a 61/U, and the other restaurant, El Taco Naco Mexican, 2255 Idlewood Road, scored a 58/U.

At Enoz’s, pizza toppings of shredded mozzarella cheese, diced ham, sausage and sliced tomatoes were discarded because two coolers were not keeping them cold enough.

Also, some prepared lasagna being warmed on a steam table was thrown away because the temperature had fallen to an unsafe level.

The pizzeria reopened two days later after receiving an 85/B on a follow-up inspection. However, one cooler was still not working correctly and the inspector told them to remove the food and have it repaired.

El Taco Naco Mexican had similar problems maintaining proper food temperatures.

Two coolers were not keeping food items cold enough. Raw chicken in a prep cooler was at 53 degrees, well above the 41-degree maximum for potentially hazardous foods. Management was told to either repair the coolers or put the food on ice.

Methods for holding hot foods were also insufficient. Some cooked foods were wrapped in foil and kept on top of the stove to keep warm. Potentially hazardous foods should be stored in a steam well or reheated as needed, the inspector said.

El Taco Naco Mexican scored a 95/A on its previous two inspections.

Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.

Cobb County

  • El Solecito Mexican Grill, 511 Veterans Memorial Highway, Mableton. 96/A
  • Flavours Curbside Café, 4110 Austell-Powder Springs Road, Powder Springs. 100/A
  • R’Jabs Wings, 6274 Mableton Parkway, Mableton. 89/B
  • US Deli, 873 Veterans Memorial Highway, Mableton. 97/A
  • Zaxby’s, 1347 Church St. Extension, Marietta. 96/A

Coweta County

  • Anderson’s Country Cooking, 8116 Highway 16, Senoia. 89/B
  • Brickhouse Tavern & Grill, 3150 Highway 34, Newnan. 92/A
  • Mi Pueblito, 6454 Highway 29, Grantville. 90/A
  • Sprayberry’s Barbecue, 229 Jackson St., Newnan. 96/A
  • Ten East Washington, 10 E. Washington St., Newnan. 96/A

DeKalb County

  • China Garden, 2462 Jett Ferry Road, Dunwoody. 87/B
  • Mai Thai, 4394 Hugh Howell Road, Tucker. 82/B
  • Noodle, 205 E. Ponce De Leon Ave., Decatur. 84/B
  • Sun City Caribbean American, 6201 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain. 90/A
  • Waffle House, 4300 Covington Highway, Decatur. 96/A

Fulton County

  • Hudson Grille, 942 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 90/A
  • Mambo Jambo Café, 5310 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta. 96/A
  • Prickly Pear Taqueria, 950 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. 78/C
  • Saeed’s Café @ 575, 575 Morosgo Drive, Atlanta. 100/A
  • Sushi Nami, 5316 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta. 92/A

Gwinnett County

  • Buffalo’s Café, 910 Athens Highway, Loganville. 91/A
  • China Café, 1911 Grayson Highway, Grayson. 78/C
  • Riverside Pizza, 991 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Suwanee. 91/A
  • Sake Gura Japanese Restaurant, 1905 Scenic Highway, Snellville. 96/A
  • Thirsty’s Bar and Grill, 3907 Burns Road, Lilburn. 87/B

- by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog

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