The Knox County Health Department recently evaluated the following restaurants. Restaurant scores may change with follow-up visits.

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The Knox County Health Department recently evaluated the following restaurants. Restaurant scores may change with follow-up visits; follow-up scores may not be immediately available. For more information on health scores, visit https://apps.health.tn.gov/EHInspections.

Alexus Brown, an inspector for the Department of Health, fills out permit forms for Ruby Sunshine's restaurant in Knoxville's Market Square on April 29, 2019. (Photo: Brianna Paciorka/News Sentinel )



Hampton Inn, 9128 Executive Park Drive: Plastic utensils not handle-up; coffee filters unprotected. 99

Asian Taste, 625 E. Emory Road, Powell: Unlabeled container; using to-go container to dispense food. 98

Fountain City Diner, 3029 Tazewell Pike: Wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer; equipment stacked while still wet. 98

Nixon's Deli, 220 N. Peters Road: Containers stacked while still wet; damaged ice maker lid; freezer missing handle, missing “no smoking” signs. 98

Pizza Hoss, 7664 Oak Ridge Highway: Utensils not stored handle-up; all product stored in beer cooler because walk-in cooler not working. 98

Oriental Express, 3001 Knoxville Center Drive (Knoxville Center), Suite 2211: No backflow device at mop sink. 98

Sunrise Deli, 7120 Maynardville Pike, Suite C: Employee food improperly stored; improper disposal of gloves. 98

Applebee's, 261 N. Peters Road: Containers stacked while still wet; thermometer dirty; missing “no smoking” signs. 97

Village Cafe, 2601 John Sevier Highway: Raw foods stored over ready-to-eat foods; buildup on hood over grill, wall by grill station. 97

AMC Classic Knoxville 16 Cafe, 200 N. Peters Road: Hand basin blocked; buildup in sink; hot water faucet in men’s room doesn’t shut off. 96

Chick-fil-A, 2082 Town Center Blvd.: Unlabeled container; dirty utensils by clean ones; large amount of dirty dishes, garbage in kitchen; hair not restrained; jewelry worn. 96

Hardee's, 150 N. Cedar Bluff Road: Refrigerator door gasket not sealing properly; plastic ware chipped/cracked; buildup on knobs, handles, touch pads; missing “no smoking” signs. 96

Twisters Shakes and Sundaes, 7237 Tazewell Pike, Corryton: Macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes not being held hot enough. 95 (100 follow-up)

Gondolier, 1063 N. Cedar Bluff Road: No soap/towels at hand sink; thermometer inaccurate; wiping cloth not in sanitizer; knives stored where not easily cleanable; dirty floor mixer drive shaft, spice containers. 94

Hardee's, 7762 Oak Ridge Highway: Biscuits uncovered in walk-in freezer; dirty microwaves, fryer cabinets, shelves, cabinets, equipment, toilet, floors; hand sink not draining properly. 94

Jazzy Lynn's Restaurant, 4680 Holston Drive: undated foods; eggs stored over ready-to-eat foods. 94 (100 follow-up)

Kentucky Fried Chicken, 4200 Chapman Highway: Soap dispenser not working; chicken thawing incorrectly; uncovered food in walk-in freezer; buildup in three-compartment sink, on shelving. 94

Putt-Putt Golf and Games, 164 W. End Drive: Hot dogs not date-marked; soda nozzles dirty. 94 (99 follow-up)

Ray's Place, University of Tennessee, 1413 Circle Drive, Room 100: Undated items; buildup on handles; most recent inspection not posted. 94 (99 follow-up)

Babalu Tacos and Tapas, 412 S. Gay St.: Unlabeled food; fruit flies; employee drinks improperly stored; wiping cloths not in sanitizer; utensils in food; mold buildup on ice panel. 93

Chili's, 6635 Clinton Highway: Inadequate hand-washing; scored cutting boards; buildup inside microwave, on fryer cabinets. 93 (98 follow-up)

Spectra Food Service (Jacobs Building, Chilhowee Park), 3301 Magnolia Ave.: Hand sink blocked by empty jugs stored in basin; ice scoop handle touching ice; soiled rags on prep counter. 93 (99 follow-up)

Firehouse Subs, 8853 Town and Country Circle: No soap at hand sink; lexan lids cracked; ham too warm. 92

Little Tokyo Cafe, 7552 Mountain Grove Drive: Rice wrong temperature; missing thermometer; employee drink on prep cooler; dirty grill hood, shelving. 92 (97 follow-up)

Pizza Hut, 7401 Chapman Highway: Buildup on pasta divider stored in food, outside of dish machine, shelving, storage racks, cooler doors, prep racks, walls, sink area. 92 (97 follow-up)

SoKno Taco Cantina, 3701 Sevierville Pike: Food improperly heated/cooled; wrong dates on food; flies; employee drinks over/next to food/equipment; raw eggs by sour cream/ready-to-eat items. 92 (97 follow-up)

Sonic Drive-In, 4515 Chapman Highway: Employee handling bun with bare hands; no sanitizer on grill line wiping cloth bucket; buildup on equipment, fry/tater/nugget station; handles, shelves, coolers, floor; stagnant water pooled on floor. 92 (100 follow-up)

B&G All Occasion Catering/Henry's Deli, 7231 Tazewell Pike, Corryton: Employees handling ready-to-eat foods with bare hands; undated/out-of-date foods. 90 (100 follow-up)

Not Watson's, 15 Market Square: Unlabeled foods, chemicals; utensils in food product; mold on ice panel; water heater pipe leaking onto floor. 89 (94 follow-up)

Plum Tree, 7052 Kingston Pike: Cool foods too warm; undated, unlabeled foods; raw chicken stored above ready-to-eat foods; wiping cloths not in sanitizer; rice scoop in stagnant water; buildup on shelves, cooler doors, outside of equipment; coolers leaking water. 89 (94 follow-up)

Chop House, 7417 Chapman Highway: Employee not washing hands after drinking; buildup inside ice maker, on slicer, on food contact items, on doors/outside of equipment; employee drinks stored over food/equipment; raw eggs stored next to cooked ribs. 88 (98 follow-up)

Chop House, 4870 Harvest Mill Way: Condensation from cooler dripping into food; fruit flies; sweet potatoes, in-use utensils improperly stored; food debris buildup on drainboard; ice buildup in walk-in freezer; water buildup inside reach-in cooler; dirty cooler handles. 88 (93 follow-up)

Savelli's Deli, 3055 Sutherland Ave.: Dishwater not sanitizing; cool foods too warm; unlabeled food; raw beef stored above ready-to-eat foods; buildup on kitchen walls; most recent inspection not posted. 87 (97 follow-up)

Hardee's, 3318 Chapman Highway: Inadequate hand-washing; spoiled lettuce in cooler; roast beef wrong temperature; uncovered bag of burgers in freezer; equipment stacked while still wet; buildup in fryer cabinets, coolers, handles, outsides of ovens, equipment. 82 (97 follow-up)

Ruby Tuesday, 7406 Chapman Highway: Servers not washing hands after busing tables; cook touching raw hamburger, then ready-to-eat foods, without changing gloves/washing hands; dish water not hot enough; cold items on prep table too warm; flies; utensils stored “haphazardly”; knives stored between wall/uncleanable units; buildup on outside of equipment, inside freezer. 75 (95 follow-up)

The Sushi Spot, 7535 Barrett Way, Powell: Hand sinks dirty, missing soap, signs; lacking parasite destruction letter from sushi vendor; rice not marked with time; sushi too warm; cleaners stored with to-go containers, seasonings; missing thermometers; unlabeled sauce bottles; cloths not in sanitizer; handle of pot in food product; clean knives on dirty magnetic strip; glass used to scoop ice; cutting boards stained/scored; dirty microwave, coolers, bulk food containers, shelves, toilet; current inspection not posted. 71

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Gondolier Italian Restaurant and Pizza, 7644 Mountain Grove Drive: Employee did not wash hands between drinking, preparing salad dressing; meat sauces not properly heated before being put on steam line; hot foods not hot enough; buildup on slicer, equipment, shelves; undated pizza prep foods; unlabeled spray containers; fruit flies/gnats; employee drinks on ice bin next to food/equipment; ice wand on floor of freezer; equipment stacked while still wet. 70 (95 follow-up)

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