Charleston restaurant drops to “C” before fixing violations

Restaurant Report Card

In this week’s Restaurant Report Card, Purlieu on Fishburne Street drops to a “C”, but that grade didn’t last long.

Purlieu has an “A” this week, but not before taking that initial hit to a “C”. Department of Health and Environmental Control inspectors dropped the restaurant’s grade to a “B” on January 29. Two days later a follow-up inspection ended with the grade being lowered again. 

Issues with cooling time and temperatures and cooling methods caused the downgrade.

The next day (February 1) inspectors returned and the restaurant made the corrections to get upgraded to an “A”.

Charleston Sports Pub on Sam Rittenburg is at a “C” after a routine inspection on February 5.

According to the report, employees were spotted handling raw meat, changing gloves and handling other food without first washing their hands. 

Inspectors also flagged a kitchen hand sink that didn’t have any soap. The report noted the violation as “consecutive”.

A “priority violation” for having “boxes of raw chicken dripping with uncovered raw shrimp stored beneath, and onto other boxes in the walk-in cooler”.

Inspectors return to restaurants with violations within 10 days.

Click here to check out the DHEC grades of any restaurant in the state.

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