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Permit Suspended: Sugar Hill Restaurant Scores 37 Out of 100 on Health Inspection

Gwinnett County health inspector found "multiple critical violations."

Gwinnett County, Ga. restaurant inspections. Credit: Morguefile
Gwinnett County, Ga. restaurant inspections. Credit: Morguefile

A Sugar Hill restaurant had its permit suspended Monday, May 19 after scoring 37 out of 100 on its routine health inspection.

Bravos Cantina and Grill on Cumming Highway was cited for 20 violations by a Gwinnett County inspector, including “multiple critical violations.” A compliance hearing is scheduled for Tuesday morning, May 20.

Read the entire report here

Among the violations were:

  • Person in charge did not show managerial control over employees and take corrective action when violations were observed.
  • Cook handled raw beef with gloved hand, then handled utensils.
  • Raw food stored improperly, including raw marinated pork stored above cooked chicken in walk-in cooler.
  • “Parasite destruction document” inadequate for raw tilapia offered as a menu item.
  • Foods stored uncovered in cooler.
  • Microwave not cleaned daily; food encrusted inside.
  • Chicken in hot holding until was not reheated to 165 degrees within 2 hours; the temp was 124.
  • Ready-to-eat potentially hazardous foods held for more than 24 hours not date-marked.
  • No hot water at the restroom hand sinks.
  • Permit not posted.

Bravos had received A’s in its previous two inspections: 91/A on Nov. 25, 2013, and 100/A on Sept. 13, 2013.

As low as the 37 is, it’s the not the lowest given in the past month by health inspectors. Best Wings of Lawrenceville scored 35 in a late-April inspection.

Scott Bernarde May 20, 2014 at 10:12 AM
It was a typo, and has been fixed. Thanks for the heads up!
janh999 May 21, 2014 at 08:36 AM
Disgusting. This is y I fear eating out. Even my favorite regular places seem to be lacking in service & food quality lately.
OnceWasAnnie May 21, 2014 at 01:10 PM
Yep. One certainly has to be careful these days. Here's a sad fact: I lived in Seattle for eleven years and can count ONE instance of documented food poisoning from a restaurant. I've lived in the Atlanta area less than that and have had food poisoning at least once a year if not more! To work in Seattle's restaurants you have to have a food handler's permit. That goes for every person working at a McDonald's or a fancy dining establishment. You have to take a food safety class and you have to pass the written tests before you can get that permit. If you don't have that card, you are not getting a job anywhere near food. They don't have this in Georgia. Makes you think.
Stank Bone May 26, 2014 at 06:52 PM
Aye Yi Yi Amigos!!
Jim Kerr June 16, 2014 at 10:39 AM
The food there is terrible anyway.

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