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Several Birmingham area food service establishments, including Delta Blues Tamales at Cobb Lane, Costas BBQ on Lakeshore Parkway, Gilchrist in Mountain Brook and Automatic Seafood in the Lakeview District received 95 and above on their health inspection scores in October 2019.
As a public service, Bham Now publishes monthly Jefferson County Department of Health restaurant inspection scores and profiles local establishments that received A+ scores in the past month.
How are the inspections conducted?
The food service inspection scores are updated regularly on the Jefferson County Department of Health website. In this food service inspection edition, the scores were received after October 1st.
Here are our featured establishments for this month.
Delta Blues Hot Tamales – 95
If you are looking for something very unique in Birmingham hop on over to Cobb Lane in Five Points South and try Delta Blues Hot Tamales. Tucked away alongside a cobblestone street, Delta Blues offers 8 versions of tamales, tacos and yes – chicken, catfish and crawfish.
Costa’s Family BBQ – 95
It’s the sauce! Costa’s Famous Barbecue is a Birmingham original. Founded more than 30 years in Huffman, the Homewood Lakeshore Parkway Express location scored an A+ last month on their health inspection. Learn more about this local treasure in the video below:
Opened this Spring in Lakeview, Automatic Seafood has become a local favorite in the Magic City. A collaboration between Chef Adam Evans and Designer Suzanne Humphries Evans, Automatic Seafood offers a variety of seafood dishes, featuring fish primarily sourced from the Gulf of Mexico, oysters from waters along the Southern and Eastern coastlines.
Additional places scoring 95 and above:
Visit Jefferson County Department of Health’s Food Service website for the latest scores. These food service inspections are invaluable and help keep us all safe. It is our “right to know.”