P'Cheen Flunks Its Restaurant Health Inspection, Before Rebounding with an "A"

Patch rounds up some recent health inspection scores for East Atlanta restaurants.

P'Cheen, the popular Old Fourth Ward gastropub known for its libations and menu staples such as its Bone-Lick BBQ failed it's most recent health inspection.

The Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness gave the restaurant a 65 — an "F" — following its Dec. 7 inspection.  The restaurant was cited for 16 violations.

Fulton County inspectors returned on December 13th and gave P'cheen a 96 (A), after clearing up the violations.

Here are some recent health inspection scores performed by the DeKalb County Board of Health and the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness for restaurants in our community. Readers can click on the score to see the actual report:

792 Moreland Avenue
Date: 12/10/12
Score: 84

357 Edgewood Avenue
Date: 11/19/12
Score: 80

The Original Jamaican Restaurant
378 Edgewood Avenue
Date: 11/19/12
Score: 94

Thumbs Up Diner
573 Edgewood Avenue
Date: 11/16/12
Score: 91

(A food service establishment that is graded as a “U” and does not earn at least a grade “C” within 10 days of receiving the “U” will be requested to voluntarily close until all violations are corrected and/or have enforcement action taken to suspend or revoke the food service permit.)

bill moore December 15, 2012 at 09:55 PM
We love pcheen! and since they followed up w a 96 I'd say this original article was very misleading.
Amanda Lee December 16, 2012 at 01:46 AM
I agree Bill ! I wonder if the paper will print a formal apology or just pretend like it never happened - notice, the article has been corrected since it published today.
Péralte Paul December 16, 2012 at 05:41 AM
Hi, Keiran: We run the restaurant inspections every Saturday. Whenever an establishment fails inspection, it's our policy to update readers with the results of the follow-up inspection because: 1. We know a follow-up inspection will be done and 2. Readers want to know the problems have been addressed. On the day we pulled the report — Dec. 13 — the latest report Fulton County officials had on file was the Dec. 7 inspection, which outlined the violations and failure. Fulton doesn't update as often or as fast as DeKalb County, apparently. It's not our intent to harm local businesses, but readers do like to be kept informed of the inspection scores of the restaurants they frequent and have find our weekly restaurant inspections to be useful and informative.
Chris Murphy December 16, 2012 at 12:33 PM
Or maybe the restaurant will publish a public apology for failing a health -HEALTH - inspection so miserably.
Lauren Hise December 29, 2012 at 07:43 PM
A failed inspection is no fault of the reporter!


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