A trio of New Hanover County restaurants have some work to do after a visit from health inspectors. This week's lowest score belongs to the Hilton Garden Inn at Mayfaire. Points off for food stored the wrong way in the cooler and freezer and drinks stored on and above food prep areas. More points for soiled food prep sinks and soiled multi-use food containers. Chemicals stores on and above the food prep sink. Dry foods need to be stored properly. The Hilton Garden Inn scores an 85. Hibachi Express on South College Road lost five points because beverage containers shall not be stored on or above food contact surfaces and the inspector saw a worker drop broccoli on the floor and put in back in a container. Beef was too warm in the cooler truck and cooked chicken was too cold. Food containers, pots, pans, utensils, cutting board and ice dispenser chute were dirty after cleaning. And several other things need cleaning. 85.5 for Hibachi Express. And finally a repeat offender. This year Valino's on Carolina Beach Road has had scores of 86.5, 93.5, 81.5 and 85. Toxic materials need to be stored and labeled properly. Gravy and cooked potatoes were at the wrong temperature. And raw meats need to be stored below ready-to-eat foods. An 86 for Valino's. Three New Hanover County restaurants made this week's high performers list. Port City Chop House at 1981 Eastwood Road in Wilmington scored a perfect 100 plus two points for workers passing a food safety course. The same top score of 102 goes to Temptations Everyday Gourmet on Market Street in Porters Neck. And Portofino Deli at 5552 Carolina Beach Road lost half a point for storing mops the wrong way. Add back two points for workers passing a food safety course for a score of 101.5.
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