CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A popular uptown spot lands on the Restaurant Report Card this week. And, it’s not even a low “A” -- it’s a low “B”.
This is a newcomer to the report card, and while WCNC's Bill McGinty hasn't eaten here, he hears good things. But their grade this week at Eddie V. Seafood at 101 South Tryon leaves a lot to be desired given location and reputation.
For starters, it’s never good when the health inspector says managers don’t have any control in the kitchen.One employee was seen handling dirty dishes, then re-gloved, but without washing hands. Another employee was also handling dirty dishes, then moved on to clean dishes with no hand wash.
With a page and a half of red violations, which mean critical, no surprise the grade is what it is -- an 83.5, a lower end “B”.
Next up, the Waffle House on West Arrowood Road. An employee here grabbed something off the floor, then started making food -- without washing hands. Their dishwasher wasn’t getting hot enough to properly sanitize dirty dishes and they had a mold issue inside their ice machine. Their grade here at this waffle house? An 87.5, also a “B”.
Last up this week, another newcomer to this report, Bobbee O’s BBQ on Statesville road.
No one on site was in charge for most of this inspection, and they noted there was no managerial control in the kitchen, evidenced by poor hand-washing and date marking issues on the food.
Also, one of the employees was using a cell phone and moved to glove up with no hand wash. Remember, cellphones have been called dirtier than a toilet seat. Handwashing matters! Their grade this week, a 90.5, a very low “A."
Why is all this so important? It’s because the CDC estimates that 48 million people get sick, 128,000 hospitalized, and 3,000 die each year from food borne disease.