Two Urban Licks, Thumbs Up Diner and more fail July health inspections

By on August 2, 2013
Two Urban Licks

Failing Fulton County restaurants scored less than 70 on recent reports.

What’s considered failing?

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

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

Two Urban Licks

Two Urban Licks - Failed Restaurant Health Inspections - July 2013

Thumbs Up Diner

Thumbs Up Diner - Failed Restaurant Health Inspections - July 2013

Space Atlanta

Space - Failed Restaurant Health Inspections - July 2013


Chaplin's Failed Restaurant Health Inspections - July 2013


Roxx Atlanta

Ru San’s

Ru San's Atlanta

Little Bangkok Restaurant

Little Bangkok Retsaurant

[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.]

Photo courtesy of Two Urban Licks.

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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.


  1. Amreen

    August 2, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    I went to TWO tonight for dinner and noticed that their health score is at 97% and I just wanted to inform other potential diners of this change. I believe it is important for all guests to be aware of such information when choosing an establishment to dine at and having the most up to date health inspection score is a great way to choose or review a restaurant.

  2. Dan

    August 4, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Ru-Sans AGAIN??????

    How the hell does this place be allowed to continue trading?

  3. Mel

    August 4, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    The health score they have posted that is 97% is not up to date. They failed their inspection less than a week ago. Gross.

    • Anne

      August 8, 2013 at 10:18 am

      I was worried about two urban licks too! I called and spoke with their manager to clear my mind. Apparently, the initial score posted wasn’t the completed inspection; a preliminary score, if you will. The final score was posted as a 97 the following day. If anyone is worried, give them a call!

  4. Ubanpepschool

    August 5, 2013 at 1:30 am

    I feel like we’ve been down this road before with RuSans. *googles this*
    Yep. One year ago they failed with a 55. Yikes.

  5. moemoneymoe

    August 5, 2013 at 10:31 am

    You would think that they will get their act together.

    • Andre

      August 5, 2013 at 2:03 pm

      Where’s the incentive when apparently there are few to no consequences for failed inspection after failed inspection? Completely disgusted when it comes to RuSan’s and the division of public health’s permissiveness towards the establishment.

  6. Hannah Huffines

    August 5, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Hello All-Hannah here with TWO urban licks. I wanted to touch base on the TWO health post. TWO has always had a strong health score. The current health inspection was re-reviewed immediately and the score they received was a 97…which is in fact their current health score.

    • Jim Bond

      August 7, 2013 at 7:14 am


      It sounds as if you are minimizing the risk to the public’s health. Someone could have gotten sick (probably did but did not report it) from the very serious infractions listed on the failing inspection. The simplest and most importnat responsibility in any restaurant is cleanliness and sanitation and your restaurant scored low on both accounts. to be very candid, the Health Department inspection form is too simple and does not cover areas such as surface bacterial count and if “all” managers and kitchen workers are ServSafe trained and certified. You did not apologize and you failed to share the owner’s plan to upgrade management and re-train management and kitchen staff so this never happens again.

      • AL

        August 18, 2013 at 10:13 am

        OMG Jim give it a rest the violations stated there happens in every kitchen all the time. The fact is touching ready to eat foods, the most serious of the infractions or made to seem that way happens all the time even on well respected culinary venues such as food network or any chef driven establishment. If proper hand washing is in place gloves aren’t needed!!!! BTW I don’t work for the company so no I’m not a Two Homer.

        • Jim Bond

          August 23, 2013 at 8:13 am

          Al, it is very obvious you have never experienced food poisoning and you failed to read the entire report. It is not customary to receive a failing score so with your very relaxed attitude toward proper temperatures and sanitation I am declining your invitation to dine at your house.

  7. IntownFun

    August 6, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    I posted this (below) a few months ago regading RuSans and their now on here again! They need to be shuttered!

    Gross!! I can tell you from personal experience that Ru San’s is disgusting. I got sick from eating there TWICE! The first time I couldn’t definitely say it was their food that got me sick, but the second time I could and now there’s little doubt. Horrible! Plus, I’ve seen the owner, Ru San (presuming he still owns it) treat his staff like dirt. I haven’t been back in years.

  8. IntownFun

    August 6, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    I posted this (below) a few months ago regarding RuSans and they’re now on here again! They need to be shuttered!

    Gross!! I can tell you from personal experience that Ru San’s is disgusting. I got sick from eating there TWICE! The first time I couldn’t definitely say it was their food that got me sick, but the second time I could and now there’s little doubt. Horrible! Plus, I’ve seen the owner, Ru San (presuming he still owns it) treat his staff like dirt. I haven’t been back in years.

  9. cl

    August 6, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    seriously. rusans. how can you still be open? jesus.

  10. Really?

    August 7, 2013 at 5:26 am

    Of course Two Urban Licks got a higher score as most places do on re-inspection because it is a scheduled visit unlike the initial review which is a surprise visit. To judge a place fairly you should go by the initial and unscheduled score and not the follow up.

  11. Kat

    August 7, 2013 at 9:14 am

    we need another change to the inspection paperwork. we need the letter grade AND the date as big as possible. how many times do I walk into a restaurant and I can see a decent score but since I can’t read the date I don’t know if it’s current or not. we allow too many restaurants to get a bad score and then when the inspector returns the restaurant has an ancient inspection report posted. there should be a large monetary fine for this violation, not just a few points.

  12. Zakiya

    August 7, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Are all of you referring to the one on Piedmont? Because I frequent the RuSans on Moreland a lot and have never gotten sick. I also work at the health dept as an epidemiologist and am friends with some of the health inspectors, I’m going to check on Two first hand.

  13. Marcus Shain Smith

    August 7, 2013 at 4:21 pm


  14. Marcel Crudele

    August 7, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Thumbs Up, Two Urban Licks, and Little Bangkok have all had follow up inspections and all currently have a rating of A.

    I’m a big fan of all three of them so I did some follow up research.

    • Jim Bond

      August 12, 2013 at 7:05 pm

      Getting an “A” rating on a re-inspection is like taking an open book test! How about following the ServSafe rules so there will be no need to take the test over? Filthy restaurants are bad for the health of consumers.

  15. Ann at Mundane Magic

    August 7, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Caleb – I am speechless. So thankful to see your post.

  16. Dude

    August 8, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    I am on the dirty restaurant diet.


  17. Marcus Shain Smith

    August 8, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Thank goodness, I was so scared I would be eating Rat droppings.

    • traci

      August 20, 2013 at 12:05 pm

      Someone always has to get too graphic and disgusting

  18. Olivia

    August 9, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Ru San’s has had 2 inspections since the July 19, 2013 failing inspection listed above. On July 29, they received a 75. On August 5, they received a 60.

    Of their 5 most recent inspections, the highest is a 75. Gross. Why would anyone eat there?

  19. Jonathan

    August 17, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I ate at TWO last night. Everything seemed fine and the food was amazing as per usual. The score by the host area said 97 and when I asked the manager about it all of my questions were answered. I asked specifically about certain infractions on the score card and was very pleased with her answers. I have worked in restaurants before and know that the scoring can be random and based on the mood of the inspector. I worked at a place once where we always passed with flying colors and one day a woman came in and started deducting points for things that never before were considered a violation. She caused quite a stir in the restaurant world in Nashville for a minute until she was fired for not following procedure and for making things up as she went. I feel confident that things are clean and serene at TWO. They’ve been around for almost 9 years now and never had a nasty score.

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