Dining out this Super Bowl weekend?

The inspectors at the Hamilton County Health Department inspected 19 restaurants this week. As we end the month of January, there are no failing grades to pass along to you.

But I always give you the low score for the week, and that's an 83. Remember a failing grade is anything lower than a 70. For this restaurant, we head downtown to Broad Street, where you'll find Steamboat Super Sandwiches.

Inspectors found moldy onions that had to be thrown out, the cooks were not washing their hands and chili that was improperly thawed.

According to Chief Inspector Jack Falcon, there are three ways to safely thaw food:

  • Run the food under a stream of cold water
  • Take it out of the freezer and place the food in the refrigerator
  • Use a microwave

Once again, they serve up a passing grade of 83.

The high score of the week is a tie and these two places come in with a very impressive score of 98. Ring the bell at the Taco Bell on Highway 58, and how about Lupi's Pizza Pies on Broad Street. Lupi's always does well with their inspections.

Enjoy the big game Sunday and also enjoy your weekend meals!

Remember any complaints about a restaurant, hotel or motel, day care or a place you work out, call the Hamilton County Health Department at (423) 209-8110 They ask for you to please call weekdays between 8:00am – 4:00pm and talk to someone in the Environmental Health Office.

Enjoy the big game Sunday and enjoy your weekend meals!