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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 some of the deficiencies found by the inspector.

Buffalo House Cafe, 4299 Lawrenceville Highway

Score: 82/B on Feb. 29

Inspection type: Routine

Previous scores: 99/A on Jan. 20, 2012

Violations cited: A bucket of chicken wings hadn't cooled down to the proper temperature (41 degrees or below) after being refrigerated for at least six hours. Corrected on site. The sanitizing solution was too strong. Corrected on site. Cooked shrimp was submerged in water in a cooler (only raw vegetables and fruit are allowed to be submerged in water). Corrected on site. An employee's purse was in contact with clean wipe cloths. Corrected on site. The latest inspection report wasn't posted where customers could easily read it. Mops weren't stored properly.

Score: 94/A on Feb. 29

Inspection type: Not noted

Previous scores: 94/A on Dec. 22, 2011 and 78/C on Dec. 13, 2011

Violations cited: The handle of the scoop was in contact with ice in the ice machine. Corrected on site. Disposable food-service articles were stored in the basement below a  PVC sewer line piping without external casing or shielding around the pipes. Absorbent wood shelving in the basement was worn and dirty. The basement wall and ceiling were stained from leaks.


Score: 90/A on March 3

Inspection type: Routine

Previous scores: 95/A on Oct. 13, 2011 and 100/A on Feb. 25, 2011

Violations cited: Some foods weren't labeled with time and temperature for controls. Clean food scoops were stored in containers that had food debris in the bottom of them. All corrected on site.


Connie Breland Georges September 17, 2012 at 02:12 PM
Welcome to your new location. I look forward to try out the food.


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