Restaurant Scorecard: 6 restaurants get 'As,' gastropub gets re-inspected

Charlie's Studio Café in Murrells Inlet scored 88 points out of 100. (Source: Jenna Deangelis)
Charlie's Studio Café in Murrells Inlet scored 88 points out of 100. (Source: Jenna Deangelis)
Carrabba's Italian Grill in Murrells Inlet also scored 88 points during its inspection last week. (Source: Jenna Deangelis)
Carrabba's Italian Grill in Murrells Inlet also scored 88 points during its inspection last week. (Source: Jenna Deangelis)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Six restaurants that were inspected by Department of Health and Environmental Control each got "A" ratings, and a Myrtle Beach "gastropub" received a perfect 100 score during its reinspection.

T-Bonz at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach received 94 out of 100 points during its routine inspection last week. Inspectors noted that the dish machine was not sanitizing at the required 50 to 100 parts per million. An employee was seen preparing food without properly-restrained hair. Plastic pan utensils were stored on a dirty shelf, and a wall in the dry storage area was in poor repair, according to the DHEC report.

Hamburger Joe's in Surfside Beach received a 91 score on its routine inspection Tuesday. Inspectors deducted two points because the microwave in the prep area had debris built up. Although this violation was corrected immediately, it was a consecutive violation, according to the report. Points were also deducted because: the hot holding was not over 130 degrees, onions were stored on the floor in the walk-in cooler, and a concrete block was being used to hold up the slaw mixer.

Charlie's Studio Café in Murrells Inlet scored 88 points out of 100. Violations listed in the DHEC report include: open drinks stored in food prep areas, employees seen not washing hands before food preparation, a bag of french fries was stored on the floor, soiled towels were not stored in the sanitizer, and there was no chlorine test kit on hand. Several of these were corrected during the inspection, but some were also consecutive violations.

Carrabba's Italian Grill in Murrells Inlet also scored 88 points during its inspection last week. Inspectors noted that there was a build-up of oils and mold in the hand sink. Several other pieces of equipment, including a kettle, scales, a coffee grinder, knives, and cutting boards were not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized. The report states that spray chemical bottles were not labeled, and a chemical jug was stored over food product. Two fry baskets were in poor repair, there was an accumulation of dust on ceiling vents over the server's station, floor drains on the cook line and sink basin were not properly grouted and sealed, and there was an accumulation of grease, oils, food debris, and mold in several racks, push carts, shelves, and in the walk-in cooler.

Seven Hundred Modern Bar and Grill in Georgetown received an overall score of 93 out of 100. According to inspectors: there were no paper towels at the bar handsink, pans that were stored were not clean, ground beef was not being properly thawed, the sides of cookline equipment had a build-up of grease, and the baseboard had a build-up of dust, dirt and food particles.

Fire and Smoke Gastropub in Myrtle Beach received a perfect 100 score during its follow-up inspection this week. Last week, Fire and Smoke received a "B" grade with 11 total violations noted. No violations were noted by inspectors this week.

View each of the DHEC inspection reports in PDF format by clicking the links below:

Charlie's: http://ftpcontent4.worldnow.com/wmbf195580/wmbf/pdf/Charlie's.pdf

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