CHARLOTTE, N.C. — If you have dinner plans out this weekend with your friends or family, it's never a bad idea to check the health inspection scores of your favorite restaurants.
From hand-washing violations to improper food handling and storage, some violations found in Charlotte restaurants can really make you sick.
First up this week is the Urban Cookhouse on East Woodlawn Road. They had a dirty ice machine and they had chicken salad dated November 1. The inspection was done on the 12th, that's 11 days. Aside from the old chicken salad, there was gnats all over the kitchen.
The grade at Urban Cookhouse? An 86, that's a B. Click here to view their inspection report.
Next up is the Los Arcos Mexican Restaurant on Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road. Someone in the kitchen was handling fish with their bare hands, that's a no-no. The fish was re-cooked and the inspector also noted a dirty ice machine.
Their grade at Los Arcos was an 83.5, that's a B. Click here to view their inspection report.
Last up this week is the Morazan Bar and Grill on Central Avenue. Their ice machine was getting a black soil residue and they had cooked shrimp that didn't have a date marked on it but was determined to be two days old.
The grade at Morazan was a 90, that's a low A. Click here to view their inspection report.
A health inspector once said she wouldn't eat at a place with a score below a 90. We'd recommend that any restaurant with a score below 95 that you should at least check the violations.