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:
- Nursing homes,
- Daycare centers
- Grocery stores
- Concession stands
Food service inspection scores are updated regularly on the Jefferson County Department of Health website.
Who made the local restaurant honor roll in February? Here are some notable local establishments:
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
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
- RX Lounge – 96
- Clean Eatz – 98
- Iron City Pizza – 98
- Chez Fonfon – 98
- Wasabi Juan’s on Southside – 96
- Aww Shucks – 97
- Ensley Seafood Express III – 96
- Da Sandwich Shop – 97
- Original Pancake House – 97
- Saturn in Avondale – 96
- T-Bones Cheesesteaks – 95
- Hit Different BBQ + Grill – 99
- Green Acres Ensley – 98
- Red Cat Pepper Place – 100
- Uno Tacos – 98
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.