Restaurant Report Card

RESTAURANT REPORT CARD: 2 C grades, plus where you can 'carb up' ahead of Saturday's race

CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) -- South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control inspectors visit restaurants in the Charleston area every day to assign a health grade. 

Great Wall in Mount Pleasant received a C grade on April 3.

Some of the violations include:

-Raw chicken stored in grocery bags on top of celery with evidence of leakage and cross contamination.

-Food storage containers were noted as sticky and visibly soiled.

-The inspector found that there was not an accurate date marking system for stored foods.

-Other parts of the restaurant were noted as soiled or in poor repair.

A follow-up inspection should happen by april 12.

Breck’s in North Charleston received a B grade on April 3.

Some of the violations include not having a proper date marking system, and some of the prep coolers were not maintaining 41 degrees.

A follow-up inspection should happen by April 12.

Craftsman Kitchen and Tap House in Charleston got a B grade March 30, in part because the walk in and pizza cooler was not maintaining 41 degrees.

UPDATE: Craftsman Kitchen and Tap House was downgraded to a C grade April 5 after a follow-up inspection revealed the salad cooler was not maintaining 41 degrees. 

O’Brion's Pub and Grille on Folly Road received a B grade on April 2.

The DHEC inspector observed a food handler with a gloved hand touch their face then place their finger in onion soup.

Also, food service set up was being conducted without washing hands.

There were also several issues with hand sinks.

The inspector noted that buffalo dip was held past seven days, and cooked cabbage and wings were not date marked.

UPDATE: In a follow-up inspection, O'Brion's Pub and Grille received an A grade. 

If you're looking to eat your carbs Friday night before Saturday's Cooper River Bridge Run, check out this press release from Charleston Hospitality Group:

"In honor of The Cooper River Bridge Run, several CHG properties are serving carb-boosting pasta specials this Friday evening, April 6 and modifying hours at downtown Toast! Saturday morning, April 7.

Friday evening, Toast!, Toast of West Ashley and Toast of Summerville will serve baked ziti with chicken and salad ($16.95). Eli’s Table will serve seafood pasta cavatappi with scallops, shrimp, roasted tomato, corn, red onion, and basil pesto Parmesan ($36).  Queology will be topping its mac ‘n cheese with its signature barbecue ($11.99), available for both lunch and dinner. Cove Bar & Grille will serve all you can eat spaghetti and meatballs ($12.99) from 4 p.m. until close. Tabbuli will offer $5 falafel pitas for lunch and an assortment of pizzas during happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Get your fill of FILL Restaurant & Piano Bar’s fire roasted tomato and mozzarella ravioli for just $16

On Saturday, Toast! Downtown will open its doors at 4 a.m. and serve from their Lowcountry Fare breakfast all day menu; loaded with biscuits, and pancakes and French toast for a pre-run energy boost."

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