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Lilburn Restaurant Grades: Know Then Go

A look at restaurant inspections conducted by the health department in Greater Lilburn.

Below are this week's results of recent Gwinnett County restaurant inspections in Greater Lilburn by the East Metro Health District, which covers Gwinnett, Rockdale and Newton counties. Each report includes a synopsis of deficiencies found by the inspector.

Sept. 20

Name and location: 4030 Lawrenceville Highway

Score: 91/A (follow-up inspection)

Previous scores: 74/C on Sept. 16, 2011

Violations cited: Pico de gallo, tomatillo salsa, "happy" salsa, "red" salsa, and cooked jalapeno were not kept cold enough on the buffet. The buffet will use deep pans now for the ice baths, the report said.

Name and location: 4024 Lawrenceville Highway

Score: 73/C

Previous scores: 84/B on Feb. 15, 2011 and 82/B on July 29, 2010

Violations cited: An employee was seen handling broccoli without gloves. Raw chicken and shrimp were kept above the lo mein noodles in the reach-in cooler (raw meat shouldn't be stored above foods that don't need to be cooked to be safe). Menus were used to line a pan of crispy noodles. Soy sauce and ketchup weren't removed from the original can after opening. Paper notes with dates were inside the food in the walk-in cooler. The floor at the wok station and fryers were dirty with food, grease and dirt. The filters for the ventilation hood had grease buildup that had begun to drip. 

Sept. 15

Name and location: #4790, 4814 Highway 78

Score: 89/B

Previous scores: 85/B on Feb. 1, 2011 and 85/B on July 8, 2010

Violations cited: Tongs that had food residue on the handles was on a shelf where clean dishes were stored. A cheese scoop had food on it after cleaning. A plastic decanter had food particles inside it. Plastic tongs were sticky and greasy although stored as clean. Out-of-date barbecue beef was in the reach-in cooler. The shelving in the walk-in cooler had food residue on it. There was "excessive" grease and dust on the wehlves for clean wares. The fan guards in the walk-in cooler were dusty. The drain grate in a reach-in cooler was broken. There was thick dust on a ventilation grate above shelves for clean wares. Wet mops were placed down inside a mop sink (wet mops should hang upside down).

Sept. 14

Name and locaton: , 4757 Highway 78

Score: 87/B

Previous scores: 87/B on Jan. 28, 2011 and 91/A on July 27, 2010

Violations cited: An employee was seen eating food in the kitchen. The hand-washing sink had a frying skillet in it, and a bucket of lour was blocking access to the sink. Slicd turkey, ham and roast beef had dates of Sept. 13 over the date Sept. 6. The owner said they had been sliced the day before. Milk, butter and lemon juice were not dated. Bulk containers of sugar and flour were placed on the floor. The temperature in a three-door cooler wasn't cold enough. There was a pile of miscellaneous things between two coolers, creating a possible condition for pests.

Name and location: #1054, 484 Indian Trail

Score: 90/A (follow-up inspection)

Previous scores: 67/U on Spet. 7, 2011 and 91/A on Feb. 11, 2011

Violations cited: A cook was seen cracking eggs and then handling utelsils, cookware and clean plates. (Gloves should be changed and hands washed after handling raw animal products.) An employee touched the lip surface of a beverage cup while serving a drink.

Sept. 8

Name and location: 4051 Highway 78

Score: 92/A (follow-up inspection)

Previous scores: 79/C on Aug. 30, 2011 and 91/A on Jan. 27, 2011

Violations cited: Barbecue pork in a reach-in cooler was past its throw-away date. peperonik, lettuce and spinach leaves were kept under a leaky refrigeration unit in the walk-in cooler.

LauraLee Moore September 22, 2011 at 02:02 PM
Whoa - Lilburn is in desperate need of a good home cookin' restaurant...and we continue to just keep losing restaurants at a very fast pace...what's up, Lilburnites?
Robert Thomas. Sr. September 22, 2011 at 11:01 PM
What's up is seen in the plethora of restaurants in places like Alpharetta and Decatur. Restaurants need patronage which requires money, and unfortunately many of the middle class have departed Lilburn for what they consider fairer pastures.

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