South Charlotte Weekly Restaurant Scores Dec. 7

The Mecklenburg County Health Department inspected the following restaurants from Nov. 23 to 30:

Worst Scores
• Juliana Pizza, 9858 Monroe Road, 28270 – 95
Violations included: Water at hand-washing sink not hot enough; dirty can opener blade; sauce and chili not kept hot enough; date marking not in use; food not labeled; flour stored on shelf with chemicals; paint brushes used for food brushes; wiping cloths not stored correctly.

• Encore Bistro & Bar, 9824 Rea Road, 28277 – 95
Violations included: Raw chicken stored above fish, allowing for possible contamination; containers of chicken wings not marked with date they arrived; disclosure needs to be posted warning about the dangers of eating raw foods; general cleaning needed; hot water heater not working properly; bulbs need replacing in kitchen.

All Scores
28134
No restaurants reviewed

28210
• Palm Restaurant, 6705 Phillips Place Court – 98
• Pinewood Elementary School cafeteria, 805 Seneca Place – 100
• Smithfield Elementary School cafeteria, 3200 Smithfield Church Road – 96.5
• Wolfgang Puck Pizza Bar, 6706 Phillips Place Court – 96.5
28211
• Adventist Christian Academy cafeteria, 4601 Emory Lane – 100
• Chick-fil-A, 4431 Randolph Road – 96
• Firebirds, 3920 Sharon Road – Facility forced to close briefly after fire-suppression system triggered by cooking flame. Inspector cleared restaurant to reopen once fire-suppression system recharged.
• Highland Mills Montessori School cafeteria, 3201 Clemson Ave. – 99.5
• KFC, 1101 N. Wendover Road – 97.5
• Maggiano’s Little Italy, SouthPark Mall, 4400 Sharon Road – 97.5
• Paco’s Tacos & Tequila, 6401 Morrison Blvd. – 96.5
• Rama Road Elementary School cafeteria, 1035 Rama Road – 97
• Zink American Kitchen, 4310 Sharon Road – 99
28226
• Charlotte Jewish Day School cafeteria, 5007 Providence Road – 96
• Sunrise on Providence, 5114 Providence Road – 95.5
28270
• Juliana Pizza, 9858 Monroe Road – 95

28277
• British American School cafeteria, 7000 Endhaven Lane – 97
• Cantina 1511, 7708 Rea Road – 97.5
• Charlotte Latin School, 9502 Providence Road
Commons – 98.5
Lower School cafeteria – 99.5
• Earth Fare café, 12235 North Community House Road – 95.5
• Encore Bistro & Bar, 9824 Rea Road – 95
• Fountains Tavern, 8129 Ardrey Kell Road – 97
• Gallery Restaurant, 10100 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy. – 97.5
• Hawthorne’s NY Pizza & Bar, 8410 Rea Road – 97
• Polo Ridge Elementary School cafeteria, 11830 Tom Short Road – 99.5
• St. Matthews Catholic School cafeteria, 11525 Elm St. – 99.5
• Wolfman Pizza, 10620 Providence Road – 97

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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