Murphy’s, Peasant Bistro and other restaurants that failed June health inspections

By on July 9, 2012

Photo courtesy of Murphy’s

More failed inspections in Fulton county include Engine 11 and Istanblue.

What’s considered failing?

Restaurants that score anything below a 70 (out of 100) on it’s health inspection is failing, according to April Majors, public information officer for the Fulton County Environmental Health Services Department.

With out further ado, here’s a list of Fulton County restaurants that failed their health inspection in June– Bon appétit!

Murphy’s

Failed inspection: June 27, 2012 Score: 65, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(997 Virginia Avenue Atlanta, GA 30306)

Peasant Bistro

Failed inspection: June 29 , 2012 Score: 68, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(250 Park Avenue West Atlanta, GA 30313)

Hans Chinese Food Carry Out

Failed inspection: June 20, 2012 Score: 69, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(798 James Jackson Parkway Atlanta, GA 30318)

Pho & Com

Failed inspection: June 28, 2012 Score: 62, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(915 Woodstock Roswell, GA 30075) 

Silver’s Delight All Natural Juice

Failed inspection: June 21, 2012 Score: 63, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(2879 East Point Street Suite 2 East Point, GA 30344)

Istanblue Restaurant & Bar

Failed inspection: June 25, 2012 Score: 67, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(262 Pharr Road NE Atlanta, GA 30305)

Food For Life Supreme

Failed inspection: June 27 , 2012 Score: 63, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(880 Martin Luther King JR. Dr. Atlanta, GA 30314)

Best Cajun Asian

Failed inspection: June 13, 2012 Score: 53, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(50 Broad Street Atlanta, GA 30303)

Golden Kitchen

Failed inspection: June 25, 2012 Score: 58, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(2084 Campbellton Road Atlanta, GA 30311) 

Elbow Room

Failed inspection: June 25, 2012 Score: 66, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(248 Pharr Road Atlanta, GA 30305)

Engine 11

Failed inspection: June 26, 2012 Score: 56, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(30 North Avenue Atlanta, GA 30308)

Bon Appetit Food Services

Failed inspection: June 19 , 2012 Score: 50, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(1955 Campbellton Road Suite A Atlanta, GA 30311)

Salsa Havana

Failed inspection: June 20, 2012 Score: 67, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(1971 Howell Mill Road Atlanta, GA 30318)

The Everything Cafe

Failed inspection: June 27, 2012 Score: 60, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(870 Martin Luther King JR. Dr. Atlanta, GA 30314) 

Jamal’s Buffalo Wings

Failed inspection: June 25, 2012 Score: 62, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(10 Northside Drive Atlanta, GA 30318)

[Editor's note: The health inspection reports listed might not reflect the most recent scores for these restaurants. Wondering why we don’t publish re-inspections and passing scores? Click here.]

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About Caleb J. Spivak

CJS is the Founder of What Now Atlanta. He was recently featured in The New York Times, Creative Loafing's "20 People to Watch in 2012," named "Lifestyle Blogger You Need To Know" by Rolling Out Magazine and highlighted as Atlanta's Metropolitan Male in fashion magazine, 944. WNA was named "Best of Atlanta" by Creative Loafing and Atlanta Magazine.

15 Comments

  1. Jan Schroder

    July 9, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    I suggest that if you have reports like this you show more than one score. Three days later Murphy’s had a score of 100.

  2. Reader

    July 10, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Thanks for continuing to post these, despite the always negative criticism you receive.

  3. Mad Russian

    July 10, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Wow. I have a Scoutmob for Engine 11 and was thinking about going there. What I like is that they got a 96 on their previous scheduled inspection but the one before it was a 47 which is abysmal. Now they get a 56 on a surprise inspection. That’s pathetic work on part of their management and ownership.

    As for posting the new score a place received a few days later, it doesn’t count because it was a scheduled visit. They know what the inspector is looking for so there’s no reason they shouldn’t pass. A restaurant should always be thinking about being prepared for a surprise inspection. I’ve worked in the industry and every place that I worked had clear expectations on cleanliness and following health codes. I worked at one place and we each had responsibilities. If an area didn’t pass an inspection we got a warning and if it happened again they lost their job. Eww.

  4. Erin

    July 10, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Thank you SO much for posting these – I eat at Murphy’s at least once a week and some of these violations are pretty scary. Good to know!

  5. Joe

    July 11, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    General the second visit is within 10 days is isn’t scheduled. But it is done within a set number of days.

  6. Joe

    July 11, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Generally the second visit is within 10 days. It is not scheduled but done within a set period of days. (I type too fast sometimes)

  7. Another Reader

    July 11, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Thanks for posting these. Its a service to the public that you provide easy access to what is/should be public knowledge. And it seems your competitor disagrees with this. The competition obviously is not concerned for public health.

  8. jennifer

    July 13, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    I like reading these comments to see who is going to be the first (restaurant employee/friend) to complain that subsequent glowing scores aren’t posted.

    It’s almost as fun as reading articles about UGA football to see how long it will take from someone to comment that Mark Richt is a fine Christian man.

  9. Trust me I know

    July 13, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    It surprises me how many times people complain about the failing scores being posted by saying “but now” they have…” Why would you want to eat somewhere that on an unexpected visit by the Health Department the facility failed? Why would you want to eat somewhere that EVERYTIME there is an unexpected inspection the facility fails? WHY? Yes, the re-inspection must happen within 10 days. Whether it is scheduled on the 5th day or the inspector randomly re-inspects on the 8th day the facility KNOWS that they will be re-inspected and they are waiting for it! That’s why the re-inspection score is higher. It DOES NOT mean that they have learned, changed practices or care. It means that they were literally given a list of things to do AND they know that by simply following that list they will have the Health Dept of their backs for at least a couple of months. A high score on an inpection report that is marked as a follow-up is not necessarily a safe restuarant. You should look at the history of the facility. It’s clearly marked at the top center of the report. Trust me I know. The facilities that failed did so for good reason.

  10. PabloJ

    July 14, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    “Thanks for posting these. Its a service to the public that you provide easy access to what is/should be public knowledge. And it seems your competitor disagrees with this. The competition obviously is not concerned for public health.”

    All of these health scores are public knowledge, and easy to look up on the Fulton County Health Dept. website. You can easily sort by score, inspection date, etc.
    This blog stole the idea from a previous commenter who posted the Fulton County website and showed how easy it was to search.

  11. Matt

    July 14, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Wow, there must have been a real scholar working at Jamal’s that day. That place is a trailer with fryers and refrigeration units. Everything is fried and that person could not articulate proper food storage?

  12. Clark for mayor

    July 18, 2012 at 12:56 am

    List some that scored higher than 90 without a scheduled visit so we know who is keeping up with daily sanitary functions please!

  13. Justin

    July 18, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    I’m very disappointed in Murphy’s. It’s my favorite restaurant in Atlanta and is consistently good when we visit. I won’t stop visiting, but I do want to express my disappointment. They should be better than that!

  14. foodbuyer

    August 9, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Murphy’s also shops at Restaurant Depot, where they buy their Dairy. They transport these products in an unrefrigerated white van in Georgia in the summer. To save a few bucks, they are putting their customers at risk.

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