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Two eateries fail health inspections

A pair of local restaurants failed health inspections completed earlier this month. 

Local Kitchen and Tap, at 3590 Old Atlanta Road Ste. 209, and Pearl of China, at 3651 Peachtree Parkway Ste. D, recently failed inspections by the Forsyth County Environmental Health Department.

Local Kitchen and Tap was given a 44 on an inspection done on April 2. 

According to the report, reasons for the grade included managerial control measures not being satisfactory, raw beef patties and raw whole shell eggs were stored near ready-to-eat food, food not held at the right temperature, employees not washing hands after sweeping and before putting on gloves, employees with hair not properly restrained, knives stored in-between equipment and shelving, food storage and floors, walls and ceilings with “accumulation of dirt, food debris and grease.”

No one with the restaurant was available for comment as of press time.

In a follow-up inspection on April 13, the restaurant received a 100.

Previously, Local Kitchen and Tap earned scores of 99 on Sept. 27, 2017 and April 3, 2017. 

Pearl of China received a 66 on an April 11 inspection.

In the report, the inspector found raw meats stored next to cooked food, dirty contact surfaces, food not at proper temperature, knives stored in-between equipment, as well as a “box of fortune cookies stored on top of [a] hose in mop sink.”

An official with the business said the score was due to an employee error.

The restaurant previously received scores of 94 on Oct. 12, 2017 and 90 on May 11, 2017. 

Businesses that receive failing scores are revisited within 10 business days.

It did not appear the store has been re-inspected as of press time.