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‘SE Uncorked’ on Elm Earns High Marks from New Canaan’s Health Inspectors

SE Uncorked has earned an average score of 94 out of 100 on health inspections since opening two years ago, records show. Occupying a prominent and longtime restaurant space at 15 Elm St., the cozy bar and small-plates eatery from Nick Martschenko has scored as high as 97 on unannounced inspections conducted by sanitarians with the New Canaan Health Department since earning a food permit in 2015, according to a review of the organization’s files at Town Hall. Sanitarians use a state Department of Public Health standard, citing eateries for violations that range in seriousness and corresponding weight from 1 to 4 points. A “failed” inspection is triggered either by one or more 4-point violations or a total score of less than 80 points. Owned by Martschenko, who also is chef and owner at South End on Pine Street, SE Uncorked consistently has earned the equivalent of A’s and A+’s on its inspections (article continues below):

 

The intimate SE Uncorked space on Elm previously had been occupied by Picador. Continue Reading →

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Baskin Robbins Earns High Marks on Unannounced Health Inspections

Baskin Robbins has earned an average score of 95.5 out of 100 on health inspections through the past nine years, records show. A fixture of Main Street in New Canaan, the candy and ice cream shop has scored 92 and higher through 16 unannounced inspections conducted by sanitarians with the New Canaan Health Department since October 2008, according to a review of the organization’s files at Town Hall. Sanitarians use a state Department of Public Health standard, citing eateries for violations that range in seriousness and corresponding weight from 1 to 4 points. A “failed” inspection is triggered either by one or more 4-point violations or a total score of less than 80 points. Owned by New Canaan resident and 1987 NCHS grad Anna Valente, employing a number of local teens and residents and site of the most-read NewCanaanite.com article of 2016, Baskin Robbins consistently has earned the equivalent of A’s and A+’s in its inspections (article continues below):

 

Officials in the health department said a score that consistently comes in at or near perfect is “optimal for any establishment.”

Speaking to such high scores generally and not to Baskin Robbins specifically, Sanitarian Carla DeLucia said it would the establishment is “without any four-point violations, without temperature violations and likely without any critical violations.”

“Sanitarians work to help food establishments maintain compliance and, as a result, New Canaan on the whole fares well on inspections,” DeLucia said. Continue Reading →

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Day Care Center of New Canaan Has Aced Surprise Health Inspections from the Town

The Day Care Center of New Canaan has earned an average score of 99.4 out of 100 on health inspections through the past six years, records show. Located in the Schoolhouse Apartments building at 156 South Ave., the nonprofit childcare facility has scored a perfect score of 100 on 12 of 16 unannounced inspections conducted by sanitarians with the New Canaan Health Department since February 2011, according to a review of the organization’s files at Town Hall. Sanitarians use a state Department of Public Health standard, citing eateries for violations that range in seriousness and corresponding weight from 1 to 4 points. A “failed” inspection is triggered either by one or more 4-point violations or a total score of less than 80 points. Incorporated in 1972 and serving 45 preschool children ages three to five as well as 45 school-age children in kindergarten through eighth grade, the Day Care Center’s cafeteria consistently has earned some of the very highest scores for food service establishments in town (article continues below):

 

Officials in the health department said a score that consistently comes in at or near perfect is “optimal for any establishment.”

Speaking to such high scores generally and not to the Day Care Center of New Canaan specifically, Sanitarian Carla DeLucia said it would the establishment is “without any four-point violations, without temperature violations and likely without any critical violations.”

“Sanitarians work to help food establishments maintain compliance and, as a result, New Canaan on the whole fares well on inspections,” DeLucia said. Continue Reading →

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Station Eats Has Averaged 96.8 Out of 100 on Unannounced Health Inspections

Station Eats, the fresh burger and hot dog joint on South Avenue, has earned two perfect marks and consistently high overall scores from health inspectors since it opened in 2010, records show. Out of a possible 100 points, the made-to-order eatery has earned an average of 96.8 through 16 unannounced inspections by sanitarians with the New Canaan Health Department, according to a review of the organization’s files at Town Hall. Sanitarians use a state Department of Public Health standard, citing eateries for violations that range in seriousness and corresponding weight from 1 to 4 points. A “failed” inspection is triggered either by one or more 4-point violations or a total score of less than 80 points. Owned by John Gallagher, according to health records, Station Eats at 19 South Ave. Continue Reading →

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New Canaan’s ‘Mead Park Lodge’ Earns Consistently High Marks on Surprise Health Inspections

The Mead Park Lodge (or ‘Apple Cart Food Co.’) the popular breakfast and lunch destination owned and operated by New Canaan’s Emad Aziz, has earned perfect or near-perfect marks from health inspectors for several years, records show. Out of a possible 100 points, the seasonal food counter for nearly one decade has earned an average of 97 during unannounced biennial inspections by sanitarians with the New Canaan Health Department, according to a review of the establishment’s files. Officials in the health department declined to provide a general characterization for such a score, not specific to Mead Park Lodge, or to offer a general comment about how all New Canaan food establishments, taken together, fare on inspections. Sanitarians use a state Department of Public Health standard, citing eateries for violations that range in seriousness and corresponding weight from 1 to 4 points. A “failed” inspection is triggered either by one or more 4-point violations or a total score of less than 80 points. Continue Reading →

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