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Several Birmingham area restaurants, including Ashley Mac‘s, Ono Poké and J Wings at the Pizitz Food Hall, Saturn/Satellite in Avondale and Casual Pint at The Grove in Hoover received 95 and above on their food service scores in August 2021.
Food Service Scores
As a public service, since 2018, Bham Now has reported monthly Jefferson County Department of Health restaurant scores. In August, over 100 local establishments that handle and serve food were inspected by the health department. These places include: restaurants, schools, nursing homes, daycare centers, hospitals, grocery stores and concession stands.
Food service inspection scores are updated regularly on the Jefferson County Department of Health website. The database is easy to access and it goes back several years. We estimate approximately 10-15% of the restaurant inspections score 95 or above, while most local school cafeterias, for example, tend to score 95 or above.
Who made the local restaurant honor roll this month? Here are some notable local establishments:
Ashley Mac’s (Pizitz Location) – 97
This is the second time in 2021 Ashley Mac’s has scored an A+ from the Jefferson County Department of health. Earlier this year the homestyle food restaurant made the honor roll at their Cahaba Heights location. In August, they did it again at their Pizitz Food Hall site..
Ono Poké – 97
Another Pizitz Food Hall eatery, Ono Poké is one of my favorites. Always served fast and with fresh ingredients, everytime I eat at Ono Poké, it reminds me of the first time I had a Poké bowl in Seattle, Washington.
Casual Pint – 100
Additional 95 and above scores:
Saturn/Satellite – 98
J Wings – 98
J+C Seafood – 97
Home Plate Diner – 97
Hello Market – 96
Tasty Wings – 99
Wings and Stuff – 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.