Insects and food storage problems continue to plague some restaurants
As many of us were shopping and preparing for Thanksgiving, restaurant inspectors were out making sure that our local eateries were keeping things clean and tidy.
This week, Las Margaritas at 1101 Hixson Pike scored a 76, for reasons including manager lacking control over several food safety risk factors, raw foods stored incorrectly and above ready-to-eat foods, cooked food left uncovered in walk-in cooler, cup used as sugar scoop, cell phones sitting on food prep tables, no date marking on cooked foods being stored. Corrected to 95.
At the China King at 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd., inspectors gave a 79 for dead insects observed, shelving in poor repair, facilities in poor repair, ice scoop stored in an ice machine, no date marking observed.
Blue Ribbon Cafe at 9705 Dayton Pike earned an 83 for frozen deli meats thawing in standing warm water, dented can of fruit on shelf, paper bag of flour on floor, shelves dirty in walk-in cooler, vents dirty. Corrected to 93.
Other Hamilton County restaurants
85 New China Buffet & Grill 3450 Cummings Highway
87 Waffle House 2024 E. 23rd Street
88 Sonic 6915 Shallowford Road
92 Sarku 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.
93 Captain D's 1693 E. 23rd Street
93 CiCi's Pizza 2260 Gunbarrel Road
94 Cracker Barrel 1460 N. Mack Smith Road
95 Wimpie's 9826 Dayton Pike
96 Primo 1100 Hixson Pike
96 All American Grilled Delivery 3507 Ringgold Road
96 Rembrandts Coffee House 204 High Street
96 Zaxby's 5013 Hixson Pike
97 The Camp House 149 E. MLK Blvd.
97 Karl's Family Restaurant 5100 Hixson Pike
97 Logan's Roadhouse 504 Northgate
98 Wasabi Sushi 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.
98 Cashew 149 River Street
98 The Daily Ration 1220 Dartmouth Street
98 The Big Chill and Grill 103 Cherokee Blvd.
98 Waffle House 6513 Ringgold Road
99 Central Park 5119 Hixson Pike
99 Steamboat 5950 Shallowford Road
100 Cross Roads Cafe 4311 Austin Avenue
100 Wendy's 9362 Dayton Pike
100 Taco Bell 5439 Highway 153
Hamilton County schools
99 St. Peter's Episcopal 848 Ashland Terrace
99 Berean Academy 441 Berean Lane
100 Bright School 1950 Hixson Pike
Hamilton County hotels
97 HomeTown Inn 222 W. Sequoyah Access Rd.
95 Krystal Alabama Highway
94 Adco Motel 321 N Third Ave
100 Big V Restaurant 716 N Third Avenue
98 Budget Inn 1279 Highway 411 S
98 Key West Inn 501 G.I. Maddox Pkwy
98 Super 8 613 S Third Ave
87 Pigeon Mountain Country Store Hwy 193 Davis Cross Roads
94 Burger Den 2620 Chattanooga Rd.
90 Engine Room of Dalton 1525 Waring Rd
95 Logan's Roadhouse 811 Walnut Square Blvd
87 Los Maguey Mexican Restaurant 101 Cottonwood Mill Rd