Several Birmingham area food service establishments, including Rodney Scott’s BBQ in Avondale, Ruby Sunshine Cafe in Homewood, Uptown’s Todd English PUB and Lakeview’s Los Amigos received 95 and above on their health inspection scores in November 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 November 1st.
Here are our featured establishments for this month.
Ruby Sunshine Cafe – 97
Located in Homewood’s Edgewood Neighborhood, the Ruby Sunshine Cafe has become a favorite for early-risers and the “after church” crowd. Opened this fall, the New Orlean’s style breakfast place has been a hit not only for Homewood residents, but folks throughout the metro area.
Los Amigos – 96
The rebirth of Los Amigos is complete. Back in the summer, the popular Mexican restaurant closed as a result of the Piggly Wiggly expansion on Clairmont Avenue. This fall, they re-appeared in the heart of the Lakeview District, opening a much larger space and beautiful bar area.
It’s great to have Los Amigos back… especially their free chips and salsa and margaritas.
Rodney Scott’s BBQ – 95
It is hard to believe that Rodney Scott’s BBQ has been in Birmingham for less than a year. Chef Rodney Scott, the James Beard Best Chef of the Southeast 2018 titleholder opened up his popular “whole hog” barbecue joint in February 2019. It does look like Scott here to stay. In November, he announced plans to open a 2nd store in Trussville.
Todd English P.U.B. – 95
Looking for classic pub food? Try Todd English P.U.B. (which stands for Public Urban Bar). We particularly enjoy their patio Pig Roasts in the summer and fall, along with their happy hour. Located in Uptown, near the BJCC and the future Protective Life stadium, Todd English is the perfect place to hang out before a concert or major sporting event.
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.”