Chez Fonfon, Rojo, Original Pancake House, earn 95+ food service scores in March

Five Points
Original Pancake House at Five Points South (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Several Birmingham-area restaurants, including Rojo in the Highland Park Neighborhood,  Crafts Downtown near UAB and the Ensley location of Green Acres received 95 and above on their food service scores this past March.

Since 2018, Bham Now has reported the Jefferson County Department of Health restaurant food service scores each month. Over 100 local establishments that handle and serve food are inspected monthly by the health department, including: 

  • Restaurants
  • Schools
  • Nursing homes,
  • Daycare centers
  • Hospitals
  • Grocery stores
  • Concession stands

Food service inspection scores are updated regularly on the Jefferson County Department of Health website

Featured Restaurants

Who made the local restaurant honor roll in February? Here are some notable local establishments:

Clark Lopez and Laney DeJonge. (Rojo)

One of Birmingham’s classic neighborhood restaurants, Rojo turned 20 years old last year. Known for its 10% nights for local non-profits, Rojo also offers both Latin and American cuisine and an outdoor patio with a view of Rushton Park.

Craft’s Downtown – 96

Craft’s, the popular chicken joint in Mountain Brook’s Crestline Village, opened its second location on February 21st near UAB on Seventh Avenue (2118 7th Ave. South). If you are looking for classic fried chicken or a wide variety of chicken dishes—Craft’s is your place. Check out Bham Now’s Sneak Peek about the Craft’s Downtown location.

The Garage – 95

The Garage sign on Birmingham’s Southside. (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

A Birmingham cafe/bar that Esquire Magazine called one of the best in the nation —The Garage, with its legendary courtyard, offers the best Guinness in town and delicious sandwiches and soups.  Read Bham Now’s story about The Garage, and its new owner “Irish” Bob Ryan.

Rest of the Honor Roll

Aww Shucks
Opening this fall in Avondale. (Aww Shucks / Facebook)
Photo via T-Bone’s Authentic Philly Style Cheesesteaks and Hoagies

Learn More

Visit Jefferson County Department of Health’s Food Service website for the latest scores. Food service inspections help keep us all safe. Bookmark the page and stay tuned for our monthly 95+ stories.

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Pat Byington
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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