See how local eateries stacked up in this week's restaurant inspections. (Photo: Olga Pavlovsky, Flickr)

Check out how area restaurants did this week on health inspections. 

Nooga.com highlights any restaurant that scored a 90 percent or less, as well as those that got a perfect score on the initial inspection. 

There is explanation/context about the inspections at the end of this article. 

Restaurant: Sticky Fingers 
Address: 2031 Hamilton Place Blvd. 
Score: 90 
Critical issues: Yes. One critical issue, which was lack of proper cold holding temperatures. 
Follow-up required: Yes 
Date of inspection: 6/22 

Restaurant: Mountain City Club
Address: 729 Chestnut St. 
Score: 90 
Critical issues: Yes. One critical issue, which was food not properly separated/protected.
Follow-up required: Yes 
Date of inspection: 6/16 

Restaurant: Renaissance Commons 
Address: 402 E. Second St. 
Score: 90 
Critical issues: Yes. One critical issue, which was lack of proper date marking and disposition.
Follow-up required: Yes 
Date of inspection: 6/23 

Restaurant: Armando's Restaurant 
Address: 1814 E. Main St. 
Score: 90 
Critical issues: Yes. One critical issue, which was lack of proper cooling time and temperature. 
Follow-up required: Yes 
Date of inspection: 6/21 

Restaurant: Champy's Famous Fried Chicken
Address: 526 Martin Luther King Blvd. 
Score: Brought up from 90 to 100
Critical issues: Yes. Two critical issues, including lack of proper date marking/disposition. 
Follow-up required: No 
Date of inspection: 6/23 

Restaurant: City Café 
Address: 7641 Lee Highway 
Score: Brought up from 90 to 95
Critical issues: Yes. Two critical issues, including lack of proper cold holding temperatures. 
Follow-up required: No  
Date of inspection: 6/23 

Restaurant: Mrs. B's Reggae Café 
Address: 3103 S. Broad St. 
Score: 89 
Critical issues: Yes. One critical issue, which was food not properly separated/protected.
Follow-up required: Yes 
Date of inspection: 6/21 

Restaurant: Church of God camp 
Address: 4400 Hassler Road 
Score: 89 
Critical issues: Yes. One critical issue, which was food contact surfaces not properly cleaned/sanitized. 
Follow-up required: Yes 
Date of inspection: 6/26 

Restaurant: Sushi Nabe
Address: 110 River St.
Score: Brought up from 88 to 92
Critical issues: Yes. One critical issue, which was food not properly separated/protected. 
Follow-up required: No 
Date of inspection: Done on same day as original inspection

Restaurant: Asia Buffet 
Address: 6901 Lee Highway 
Score: 87 
Critical issues: Yes. One critical issue, which was lack of proper cold holding temperatures. 
Follow-up required: Yes 
Date of inspection: 6/27 

Restaurant: Wally's Restaurant 
Address: 6521 Ringgold Road 
Score: 87 
Critical issues: Yes. One critical issue, which was toxic substances not properly identified/stored/used.
Follow-up required: Yes 
Date of inspection: 6/22 

Restaurant: Dosa Hut 
Address: 6940 Lee Highway 
Score: 86 
Critical issues: Yes. Three critical issues, including lack of proper date marking/disposition. 
Follow-up required: Yes 
Date of inspection: 6/22 

Restaurant: Innside Restaurant 
Address: 800 Chestnut St. 
Score: 84 
Critical issues: Yes. Three critical issues, including food not properly separated/protected. 
Follow-up required: Yes 
Date of inspection: 6/22 

Restaurant: Sonic
Address: 4348 Ringgold Road 
Score: 83 
Critical issues: Yes. Two critical issues, including food contact surfaces not properly cleaned/sanitized. 
Follow-up required: Yes 
Date of inspection: 6/16 

High score highlights 
These restaurants got a score of 100 without a follow-up inspection:

  • DoubleTree (lounge), 407 Chestnut St. 
  • J. Alexander's (bar), 2215 Hamilton Place Blvd. 
  • Sticky Fingers (bar), 2031 Hamilton Place Blvd. 
  • Texas Roadhouse (bar), 7016 Shallowford Road
  • Fuji Steak & Sushi (bar), 2207 Overnite Drive 
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House (lounge), 2321 Lifestyle Way 
  • Church of God (canteen), 4400 Hassler Road 
  • Demetri's Catering No. 3, 2103 Highland Park Ave.
  • Brink's Eats & Drinks, 2103 Highland Park Ave.
  • The Brew & Cue (lounge), 5017 Rossville Blvd. 
  • Moe's Southwest Grill, 5510 Highway 153
  • Dominica's Caribbean Kitchen, 5450 Highway 153 
  • The Flying Squirrel (bar), 55 Johnson St. 
  • Revelry Room, 41 Station St. 
  • Five Bar, 200 Manufacturers Road 
  • The Dawg Father, 1309 Lillard Road 
  • Finley Stadium concessions South 2, 1826 Carter St. 
  • Finley Stadium concessions South 3, 1826 Carter St. 

Six people with the health department are responsible for inspecting everything from pools and schools to restaurants and special events, such as Riverbend.

Although the number fluctuates as businesses open and close, officials estimated there are about 1,700 restaurants in Hamilton County. Each one has two unannounced inspections a year.

The reports are divided into two sections—critical and noncritical. 

Violations in the critical categories likely demand a follow-up, unless operators can correct the situation right then. For violations that can't be resolved quickly, restaurants have 10 days to correct them. 

A follow-up report isn't totally representative of how a restaurant did because they could have gotten a 70 the first time and then 10 days later corrected the problems and raised the score to a 90.

Members of the public often wonder why restaurants with low scores aren't immediately shut down, but inspectors can only do that if there is an "imminent health hazard," such as sewage backup. 

Another misconception is about "failing" grades. A score of 55 is bad, but the restaurant gets 10 days to bring it up. If the restaurant doesn't bring the score up, officials can initiate a closure process, although that is rare.