West Knoxville sports bar fails health inspection

West Knoxville sports bar fails health inspection

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By DON DARE
Food for Thought Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A sports bar on Kingston Pike in West Knoxville had the lowest health inspection report this week.

It was one of two low scoring restaurants. They had similar critical violations, including employee hygiene problems, and trouble keeping food equipment and utensils clean.


Bearden Hill Fieldhouse, 6600 Kingston Pike - Grade 67

The 67 given to Bearden Hill Fieldhouse was below 70, the score considered "unsanitary."

The inspector writes that the cook forgot to wash his hands in between handling raw beef and burger buns.

Raw beef potentially has bacteria on it and hands need to be washed thoroughly before handling any other food.

When the inspector checked the dishwasher, no chlorine was being fed into the rinse cycle, so the dishes were not being properly cleaned.

A can opener was found dirty. It was not cleaned after opening a can.

The ice machine bin was also dirty.

[Note: Bearden Hill Fieldhouse was re-inspected the following week and received a score of 87.]


Stir Fry Cafe, 7240 Kingston Pike - Grade 71 

The next lowest grade is a 71, just above a passing score, but there were critical violations.

Here the inspector watched the dishwasher load dirty dishes into the machine, then unload clean ones without washing his hands in between.

The temperature of chicken was at 51 degrees, but it should have been cooled to 41 degrees.

The inspector also writes the floor and walls in the kitchen at Stir Fry Cafe were dirty.


Top Inspection Scores of the Week

  • Old City Java, 109 S Central St - Grade: 95
  • Best Bagels in Town and Deli, 120 S Peters Rd. - Grade: 94 
  • Sams Restaurant and Deli, 4405 Broadway - Grade: 93
  • Panda Chinese Restaurant, 4424 Western Ave. - Grade: 93
  • Knox Mason, 101 131 S Gay St. - Grade: 92
  • Arby's, 4849 N Broadway - Grade: 92
  • Dunkin' Donuts, 7618 Chapman Hwy. - Grade: 92.
  • Froyoz, 6630 Clinton Hwy. - Grade: 92

Restaurants are checked once every six months. The inspections are unannounced, but health departments do respond to customer complaints and will conduct a spot inspection if warranted.

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