Critical violations found in popular Georgetown country kitchen

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) inspectors uncovered several critical violations at one popular restaurant for down-home cooking.

Earlier this week, DHEC inspectors checked out Aunny's Country Kitchen. The restaurant that sits along Georgetown's Historic Blvd, now has a 'B' rating from DHEC after inspectors found seven violations in their kitchen and getting a score of 80.

According the report, inspectors say they found three critical violations. One of those violations, finding cooked rice, gravy, beans, and ham held at improper temperatures. Inspectors also found employees preparing raw fish on an unsafe surface. Aunny's restaurant was asked to discard the fish immediately. Inspectors say they also observed restaurant employees incorrectly getting rid of its water.

The DHEC report goes on to show inspectors have ordered Aunny's to do some heavy duty cleaning to the fridges, shelves, floors, ceiling and walls. The manager for Aunny's Country Kitchen say the restaurant is ready for DHEC's follow-up inspection next week.

Over in Myrtle Beach, inspectors dropped by Hot Stacks Pancake house. For those runners gearing up for the Myrtle Beach Marathon, this might be a good choice for a hearty post-race breakfast.

According to the DHEC report, when inspectors stopped by they didn't find too much in their kitchen. Inspectors say they found one minor violation, and have asked Hot Stacks to clean its cutting board.

The pancake house got an 'A' rating and a score of 98 from DHEC. Heather Brass is in town for the Myrtle Beach Marathon and came into Hot Stacks Friday morning after several recommendations from locals.

Once Brass learned how well Hot Stacks did during the routine inspection, she felt even better about her experience. "It's good to know that what your eating is made in a clean kitchen., when the utensils and everything are clean," said Brass.

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