Little Savannah, Crestline Bagel and The Filling Station among neighborhood restaurants receiving their inspection scores in the past 30 days

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Crestline Bagel Company
Jennifer and Ralph Yarbrough owners of Crestline Bagel Company, Photo by Pat Byington

4 popular Birmingham neighborhood restaurants received their health inspection scores over the past 30 day, since Bham Now last reported scores in mid-April.

As part of a new public service, Bham Now is periodically publishing  Jefferson County Department of Health restaurant inspection scores and profiling local places that were scored in the past few weeks.

How are the inspections conducted?

According to the Jefferson County Department of Health, the agency, “regularly inspects establishments in Jefferson County where food is prepared or sold for human consumption. Two Type of inspections, scored and alternative (non-scored), are performed throughout the year.”

The food service inspection scores are updated regularly on the Jefferson County Department of Health website.
In this food service inspection edition, we wanted to recognize the scores received  since April 15th of 4 popular locally based neighborhood restaurants.

Let’s start with a Five Points favorite:

Ocean – 94
Birmingham, Ocean Restaurant, Valentine's Day
Grouper entree with root vegetable hash, bacon shrimp fritter and manchego cream at Ocean Restaurant. Photo via Facebook.

Located in Five Points, Ocean has been highly decorated winning multiple awards including the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator and Winner of the AAA Four Diamond award for the past twelve years.

Little Savannah – 92
Little Savannah. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

Located in the heart of the Forest Park neighborhood on Clairmont Avenue, having dinner at Little Savannah is one of the most personal and memorable dining experiences in the Magic City. In this video, learn how Chef Clif describes how they try to “southernize” meals from all over the world.

Filling Station – 97
Crestwood Neighborhood’s The Filling Station. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

Established in 2015, the Filling Station has become a Crestwood Neighborhood favorite. Strategically located near Crestwood Park, the place is dog friendly and one of the best places to meet your neighbors. And the food?  The Filling Station’s motto says it best. “Arrive on empty, leave on full!”

Crestline Bagel – 92
Crestline Bagel Company in Mountain Brook

Earlier this year, Bham Now featured Crestline Bagel after it had been named one of the top bagel shops in America. Located in Mountain Brook’s Crestline Village neighborhood, the bustling bagel shop owned by Ralph and Jennifer Yarbrough is known for its customer-centered attention to detail and their  “pursuit” to make the perfect bagel.

Of course this is just a sample of restaurants who received their health inspection score over the past month. Visit the Jefferson County Department of Health website daily to get the latest scores.

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Pat Byington
Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.
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