Restaurant Report Card: Three Cities Pizza scores a 65 'U,' The Big Ketch wins Golden Spatula Award

On Edgewood Avenue in Atlanta, there's trouble for a business inside the Sweet Auburn Municipal Market.

The manager of a popular pizza joint had some explaining to do after failing a surprise health inspection.

Three Cities Pizza scored 65 points and a U for unsatisfactory. The report says lasagna, marinara and cheese were at unsafe temperatures. Plus, there was an open can of red peppers stored in the cooler and there was partially eaten pizza on the prep table in the kitchen.

When asked if they were eating a pizza and putting it on the prep table, manager Dan Neebes said, "No...we threw it away," adding that it was someone else.

Management said it was the lowest score they've ever received and they insist they've cleaned up their act.

Neebes said it's safe to eat at the restaurant, and that they've corrected everything. 

The restaurant picked up 90 points and an A on a re-inspection after our visit.

Other scores

Pappadeaux on Jimmy Carter Blvd. in Gwinnett County received a 91.

Avellino's on Windsor Parkway in Atlanta received a 93.

Sonny's BBQ on Cobb Parkway in Marietta received a 96.

Golden Spatula

I went fishing for something delicious and found The Big Ketch. It's on Canton Street in Roswell and it's a really neat restaurant with a beautiful ambiance.

There's a good family feel here, and everything is super fresh in the kitchen. In fact, they have five seafood deliveries a week, so you know you're getting good quality.

They received a 100, so for that, congratulations! They are the winner of the Golden Spatula Award.

The menu includes blackened salmon with grits and greens, the seared ahi tuna, the seafood special with a lot of items on it, the grilled oysters and lobster egg rolls.

They are also really known for all their lobster rolls, and, boy that's good!

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