The following information was provided by Appalachian Health Care. Restaurants are inspected one to four times per year, based on assigned risk frequency.

June 21

The Log House Uptown, located at 117 Backstreet in West Jefferson, received an “A” grade and a final score of 91.5. The restaurant received a one-and-a-half-point demerit for improper cold holding temperatures, a one-and-a-half-point demerit for improper date marking and disposition, a one-point demerit for insects or rodents being present, a half-point demerit for improperly stored on-use utensils, a half-point demerit for improperly stored,dried or handled equipment, a one-point demerit for non-food-contact surfaces needing repair, a half-point demerit for non-food-contact surfaces needing cleaning, a one-point demerit for unmaintainded plumbing and a one-point demerit for unclean physical facilities. The Log House Uptown received a 90 in its previous two inspections.

Winner’s Circle, located at 825 East Main Street in Jefferson, received an “A” grade and a final score of 95. The restaurant received a one-point demerit for an improperly stored employee drink. a one-point demerit for an improperly used handsink, a one-and-a-half-point demerit for improper date marking and disposition, a half-point demerit for improperly stored utensils, a half-point demerit for unclean non-food-contact surfaces and a half-point demerit for not meeting ventilation and lighting requirements. Winner’s Circle received a 95 and a 93.5 in its previous two inspections.

June 25

Smoky Mountain Barbecue, located at 1008 South Jefferson Avenue in West Jefferson, received an “A” grade and a final score of 94.5. The restaurant received a one-and-a-half-point demerit for unclean food-contact surfaces, a one-point demerit for improperly diluted chemical sanitizers, a one-point demerit for chipped or rusted surfaces in kitchen, a half-point demerit for unclean non-food-contact surfaces, a half-point demerit for improper garbage disposal, a half-point demerit for physical facilities needing repair and a half-point demerit for not meeting ventilation and lighting requirements. Smoky Mountain Barbecue received a 95 in its previous two inspections.

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