Two local restaurants have some work to do while three eateries get a second chance with health inspectors. This week's lowest score belongs to Rockola Grille on South College Road in Wilmington. Five points off for a cook handling raw ground beef and then spraying surface sanitizer on hands instead of washing hands and a waitress handling dirty dishes then clean dishes without washing her hands. Hot food was too cold and cold food was too hot. Clean glasses were stored in the splash zone of the handsink. And all dry goods containers need to be labeled. 80.5 for Rockola Grille. Heading north up College Road to the Subway. Three points off for dishes not stacked to air dry. Four points off for both handsinks not being accessible. And raw meat needs to be stored below other foods. 84.5 for Subway. Now to some regrades starting with The Basics at 319 North Front Street downtown. Back in January an inspector gave it a score of 83. This time around, the dishwasher was not sanitizing, and there were some issues with the way things were stored. But still an improvement for the basics to 95-point-five. Up Highway 421 to the Wilmington 76 Truck Stop. Last month, it scored an 80. A couple weeks later, there were still some issues with food temperatures, but a 13-point jump to 93. Finally to Roly Poly on Shipyard Boulevard. It was our lowest score a couple weeks ago with a 77.5. On February 29, it leaped back up to an A, despite some pans stored wet and a leaking sink. An 18-point improvement to 95.5. Health inspectors found just one restaurant worthy of high performer status in this week's Kitchen Cops report. The honor goes to Slice of Life at 122 Market Street in Downtown Wilmington. A half-point deduction and a note to "Continue with ceiling trim repainting and baseboard cleaning or repainting in the hall." Add back a two-point bonus for workers passing a food safety class, and Slice of Life scores 101.5.
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