Several Birmingham area food service establishments including Nabeels in Homewood, the Riverchase Galleria’s Dave & Buster’s and Green Acres in Ensley received 95 and above on their health inspection scores in October 2020.
As a public service, since 2018, Bham Now has reported monthly Jefferson County Department of Health restaurant scores.
How are the inspections conducted?
Food service inspection scores are updated regularly on the Jefferson County Department of Health website. Wherever food is prepared, from restaurants to local schools, the health department makes sure it is being prepared and served safely. We estimate approximately 20% of the restaurant inspections score 95 or above (local school cafeterias tend to all score 95 or above).
Who made the honor roll this month? Here are some notable establishments:
Dave & Buster’s – 95
How popular is Dave & Buster’s? In 2017, when Bham Now broke the news that Dave & Buster’s was coming to the Birmingham area, the story was our digital publication’s most read story. In 2018, the 7th and 10th most viewed stories in Bham Now were about Dave & Buster’s grand opening. Great food and out of this world games – Dave & Buster’s has quickly become a regional attraction.
True Story Brewing – 95
True Story is genuine. Back in 2019, we did a story about the Crestwood Neighborhood tavern’s latest invention, a one and only sandwich made out of pickles. When we visited True Story about the unique sandwich, we expected to pick it up and go home. That didn’t happen. We left much later having devoured the sandwich and partaken in some True Story’s beautifully crafted beer. What a great place.
Wasabi Juan’s – 100
Ever since Wasabi Juan’s opened up in the Southside this has been my go to place. They have perfected the fusion of sushi and mexican cuisine. I’ll tell you, my favorite place to eat Wasabi Juan’s is at a Birmingham Legion FC game. Nothing beats eating a Cowboy burrito before a game with the Magic City Brigade, the Legion’s supporter’s club. It is not messy to eat, and it is perfect “game day” food – better than wings.
A Homewood original, Nabeel’s started off as a mediterrainean grocery store nearly 50 years ago in 1971. My wife and I love sharing the capresi salad and a Camel Rider, which was named by the Alabama Department of Tourism as “100 Dishes to eat in Alabama before you die.”
Additional 95 and above scores:
Green Acres – Ensley – 98
Chris Zs – 96
Tip Top Grill – 95
Silver Kati – 97
Cedar House -100
Iron City Pizza – 98
Davenport Pizza Palace – 95
Culvers – 97
Deerman’s BBQ – 97
Ousler Sandwiches – 98
Hattie B’s – 95
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.