South Charlotte-area restaurant health inspections: Nov. 30 to Dec. 7

The Mecklenburg County Health Department inspected the following restaurants from Nov. 30 to Dec. 7

Worst Scores
• Shun Lee Palace, 4340 Colwick Road, 28211 – 93
Violations included: Employee filling to-go boxes using bare hands, handling egg rolls and cooked wings; food not cooled properly; cooked chicken not kept at safe temperature; date marking not used on potentially hazardous foods; food containers unlabeled; buckets of brown sauce stored on floor; hair restraints needed; food scoops not stored correctly; general cleaning and repairs needed.

• Spice South Indian Cuisine, 8145 Ardrey Kell Road, 28277 – 93
Violations included: Employee seen cutting cake and touching it with bare hands; no towels at hand-washing sink; sanitizer not at correct strength; date marking not used on potentially hazardous foods; sanitizers not labeled correctly; roach found; tub of tomato sauce stored on cooler floor; general cleaning needed.

• P.F. Changs, 6809 Phillips Place Court, 28210 – 93.5
Violations included: Employee drink stored on food preparation table; hands not washed in between changing gloves; no towels at hand-washing sink; gloves not changed between tasks; date marking not used on potentially hazardous foods; washed items not dried correctly; cooked chicken not cooled properly.

• Cherry Blossom, 8206 Providence Road, 28277 – 94
Violations included: Employee walked into cooler and then returned to cooking food without washing hands; dirty food-storage container stored as being clean; date marking not used on potentially hazardous foods; clean items not stored correctly; mildew on reach-in cooler gaskets.

All Scores
28134
• Buca Di Beppo, 10915 Carolina Place Pkwy. – 96.5
• Monkey Joe’s café, 601 N. Polk St. – 97
• Taco Bell, 10917 Carolina Place Pkwy. – 99
• Zygma European Groceries and Deli, 212 N. Polk St. – 100
28209
• AMF Centennial Lanes café, 4501 South Blvd. – 96
• Andrew Blair’s, 1600 Montford Drive – Health inspector and fire marshal visited restaurant before its reopening. Increase in seating and bar relocation approved.
• Clean Catch Fish Market, 2820 Selwyn Ave. – 100
• Georges Brasserie, 4620 Piedmont Row Drive – 97.5
• Harris Teeter, 5030 Park Road
Produce – 100
• Jet’s Pizza, 1607 Montford Drive – 95.5
• Roasting Company, 1601 Montford Drive – 96.5
• Starbucks, 4425 Park Road – 98.5

28210
• P.F. Changs, 6809 Phillips Place Court – 93.5
• Kangaroo Express, 10329 Park Road – 97
• Southern Gourmet at Black Lion, 10605 Park Road – 98.5
28211
• Donatos Pizza, 6555 Morrison Blvd. – 99
• Harris Teeter, 6701 Morrison Blvd.
Produce – 97.5
• Shun Lee Palace, 4340 Colwick Road – 93
28226
• Kabutos, 7724 Pineville-Matthews Road – 94.5
• Wild East Pan Asian Bistro, 6420 Carmel Road – 95.5
28270
• Juliana Pizza, 9858 Monroe Road – 95
• Little Caesars, 1916 Sardis Road N. – 96.5
• The Southern Gourmet, 9101 Monroe Road – 99.5
• Subway, 1816 Galleria Blvd. – 97.5
28277
• 131 Main, 9886 Rea Road – 98
• Big View Diner, 16637 Lancaster Hwy. – 96.5
• Brigs Restaurant, 12239 North Community House Road – 95.5
• Charlotte Café, 8200 Providence Road – 95
• Cherry Blossom, 8206 Providence Road – 94
• Chili’s, 8136 Providence Road – 98
• Firehouse Subs, 8020 Providence Road – 98
• Harris Teeter, 16045 Johnston Road
Deli – 97
• Hawk Ridge Elementary School cafeteria, 9201 Bryant Farms Road – 100
• Ilios Noche, 11508 Providence Road – 95
• New York Bagel Shoppe, 9831 Rea Road – 95.5
• On The Border, 10710 Providence Road – 97
• Spice South Indian Cuisine, 8145 Ardrey Kell Road – 93
• Starbucks, 6432 Rea Road – 98
• Sushi 101 Noodle Bar, 5355 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy. – 95
• Zapata’s Mexican Restaurant, 15105 John J. Delaney Drive – 95

About the grades
Restaurants are given grades of A for scoring at least 90 percent, B for 80 to 89 percent and C for 70 to 79 percent. The state revokes permits for restaurants that score below 70 percent. Restaurants are no longer eligible for two bonus points if an employee has completed a food service sanitation program within three years. Find more details on Mecklenburg County restaurants at the health department’s website, http://Mecklenburg.digitalhealthdepartment.com/.

- Compiled by Mike Parks

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