Restaurant Ratings: Warm Lard, Flys & Other Critters

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Didn't Cut the Mustard:

Tortilleria y Tienda el Nino at 523 Baltimore Avenue in Albertville: Score of 79

  • Pest control.     
  • Lard with meat pieces held at room temperature.

The Corner Market at 3838 Al Hwy 75 in Albertville: Score of 81

  • Excessive flies in kitchen.            
  • Hose attached without back siphonage protection.
  • Sink waste on top of ground.

J Mart (Papa Jack’s) at 2018 Jordan Lane in Huntsville: Score of 77

  • No vacuum breaker is provided on the outdoor hose.  
  • The interior of the ice machine is dirty.

Golden Spoon Award:

Le Beau's Coffees & Cream at 301 Cox Creek Pkwy Unit in Florence: Score of 99. 

Keep in mind, at all restaurants in the state of Alabama, a satisfactory score is 85 or above.  A score of 59 or less would result in an immediate suspension of a restaurant’s food permit and they would close.

An establishment that scores below 85 is required to correct their critical violations within 24 to 48 hours and be re-inspected within 60 days.  A score of below 60 results in closure and the establishment will not be allowed to legally re-open until all critical violations are abated and their inspection score is 85 or above.

The Alabama Department of Public Health posts restaurant ratings on its website.  Search for your favorite restaurant now and find out their score.