Category Archives: Dining

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Monday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Monday.

FLOYD Courtyard Rome Riverwalk, 100. Duffy’s Deli, Central Plaza, 93. La Conquista, Armuchee, 83. Starbucks, Riverwalk Rome, 97. BARTOW El Nopal, Adairsville, 94. Tropical Smoothie, Cartersville, 99. GORDON El Zarape Restaurant and Market, 82. Little Caesar’s, Calhoun, 100. POLK McDonald’s, Main Street in Cedartown, 99. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Thursday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Thursday.

FLOYD Sweet Pickles, Broad Street, 100. BARTOW Star Manor, Cartersville, 92. Steak ‘n Shake, Cartersville, 100. GORDON No reports. POLK Subway, Main Street, Cedartown, 86. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Wednesday. 72 (C) for longtime Rome restaurant.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Wednesday. 72 (C) for longtime Rome restaurant.

FLOYD Church’s Chicken, Shorter Avenue, 84. La Gondola, Shorter Avenue, 72. Previous score: 82 on Nov. 13. 2-2A Violation of Code: [511-6-1.03(1)(c)17] The PIC could not provide documentation or otherwise satisfactorily demonstrate during the inspection, that all food employees and conditional employees are informed of their responsibility to report to management information about their health and activities… Read more

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Dining: Stacy’s Chicken Salad Chick’s grand opening in Rome is Aug. 27.

Dining: Stacy’s Chicken Salad Chick’s grand opening in Rome is Aug. 27.

    Stacy’s Chicken Salad Chick has set an Aug. 27 opening of the restaurant at 800 Martha Berry Blvd. On tap will be 15 flavors of chicken salad as well as the traditional sides offered by the chain founded by Stacy Brown, a Darlington graduate. In 11 years, Chicken Salad Chick has grow to… Read more

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What we’re hearing…:  Wendy Davis returns to GPB’s Political Rewind today at 2 p.m. Summerville’s Crushed Tomato adds ice cream sodas (they had us at pizza). Whole lot of music downtown this Saturday.

What we’re hearing…: Wendy Davis returns to GPB’s Political Rewind today at 2 p.m. Summerville’s Crushed Tomato adds ice cream sodas (they had us at pizza). Whole lot of music downtown this Saturday.

  Rome City Commissioner Wendy Davis returns to GPB’s Political Rewind live at 2 this afternoon: The Ward Two commissioner was a first-time guest on July 1 on the Georgia Public Broadcasting program anchored by veteran political analyst Bill Nigut. She returns today for the live daily broadcast you can hear on WGPB 97.7 in… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Tuesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Tuesday.

FLOYD Floyd Bowling and Amusement, Riverbend Drive, 96. BARTOW No reports. GORDON Popeye’s, Calhoun, 94. Dunkin’ Donuts, Calhoun, 99. POLK Checker’s, Cedartown, 86. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Dining & Drink: New breweries on the way in downtown Cartersville and Calhoun.  Atlanta Eats branching out to Harvest Moon on Thursday. Duke’s owner trying pizza next in Calhoun. Buffalo Luke’s on the way, too.

Dining & Drink: New breweries on the way in downtown Cartersville and Calhoun. Atlanta Eats branching out to Harvest Moon on Thursday. Duke’s owner trying pizza next in Calhoun. Buffalo Luke’s on the way, too.

  Drowned Valley Brewery gets closer in Cartersville. The progress being made at this new brewery at 4 S. Tennessee St. is a story unto itself. In fact, the crew behind Drowned Valley is offering weekly updates on their efforts to open. You can follow the progress by clicking here.  Some of the recent offerings:… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Monday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Monday.

FLOYD Troy’s barbecue, 88. Loco Mex, Broad Street, 90. BARTOW Four-Way Cafe, Cartersville, 85. GORDON Elegant Catering, Resaca, 99. Fairfield Inn & Suites, Calhoun, breakfast, 98. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Friday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Friday.

FLOYD TIMBO’S SMOKEHOUSE – MOBILE 125 E SEWELL RD ARAGON, GA 30104 Last Inspection Score: 100 SPEAKCHEESY FOOD TRUCK – MOBILE 304 1/2 EAST 2ND AVE ROME, GA 30161 Last Inspection Score: 80 BARTOW No reports. GORDON No reports. POLK LITTLE CAESARS 1563 ROME HWY CEDARTOWN, GA 30125 Last Inspection Score: 98 CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Thursday. 70 (C) for popular fast-food stop in Cedartown.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Thursday. 70 (C) for popular fast-food stop in Cedartown.

FLOYD No reports BARTOW No reports. GORDON Subway, Ga. 53, Calhoun, 92 POLK McDonald’s, Rome Highway, Cedartown,  91. McDonald’s, Main Street, Cedartown, 70. Previous score: 96 on Jan. 24. 1-2A Violation of Code: [511-6-1.03(2)(a)-(l)(n)(o)] Person-In-Charge lacks awareness in key areas of risk factor control for establishment. Corrective Action: Persons-In-Charge and food employees must be properly trained or… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Wednesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Wednesday.

FLOYD Seven Hills Place, Rome, 94. BARTOW The Fountains in Cartersville, 96. GORDON Hardee’s, Ga. 53, 82. POLK Highland Rivers Center, 91. Captain D’s, Rockmart, 98. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Tuesday. 73 (C) for Rome hotel’s food service.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Tuesday. 73 (C) for Rome hotel’s food service.

FLOYD Courtyard Rome Riverwalk, 73. Previous score: 89 on Nov. 27. 4-1A Violation of Code: [511-6-1.04(4)(c)1(i)(ii)(iii)(v)(vi)(vii)(viii)] Observed shell eggs in cold hold drawer next to veggies and other ready to eat foods. CA: discussed keeping eggs separate in cooler with pic-pic moved pans of shell eggs.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation. 6-1A Violation of Code: [511-6-1.04(6)(f)] Observed several TCS foods… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Monday. 65 for Rome Mexican restaurant.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Monday. 65 for Rome Mexican restaurant.

FLOYD Chef Chen, Riverbend, 92. Redmond Regional Medical Center, 95. Loco Mex, Broad Street, 65. Last score: 87, Nov. 8. 1-2A Violation of Code: [511-6-1.03(1)(a)-(c)1,4,5,6-14,15, 16] Person in charge not performing duties; not ensuring authorized persons (maintenance person, delivery person, etc.) comply with the Chapter when entering food preparation, food storage, and warewashing areas. CA: PIC will… Read more

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Dining: Dos Bros Mexican Grill targeting October opening. Restaurant cofounder ‘confident’ menu will stand up to nearby competition.

Dining: Dos Bros Mexican Grill targeting October opening. Restaurant cofounder ‘confident’ menu will stand up to nearby competition.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net There will be more competition in Rome’s restaurant market this fall as Dos Bros Mexican Grill targets an October opening off Shorter Avenue at Carter Avenue, next door to Mathis True Value Hardware. With Moe’s Southwest Grill across the street and Las Palmas inside the adjacent shopping center, the founders of… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Friday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Friday.

FLOYD MI ALAZAN 2 CENTRAL PL ROME, GA 30161 Last Inspection Score: 80 BARTOW STURK’S WINGS AND THINGS (MOBILE) 18 CLEAR PASS ADAIRSVILLE, GA 30103 Last Inspection Score: 100 STURK’S WINGS & THINGS (BASE) 18 CLEAR PASS ADAIRSVILLE, GA 30103 Last Inspection Score: 100 GORDON BOWMAN’S RESTAURANT & CATERING 868 COUNTY LINE RD RESACA, GA… Read more

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Dining: Thatcher’s Barbecue & Grill opens in Summerville; latest stop for family fueled regional chain.

Dining: Thatcher’s Barbecue & Grill opens in Summerville; latest stop for family fueled regional chain.

  Photos courtesy of the city of Summerville Thatcher’s Barbecue & Grill has had Summerville in its sights for at least 18 months if not longer. For a community still dealing with the loss of hometown favorite Armstrong’s, just any ‘cue and stew wouldn’t do. At the same time, the small regional chain founded by John… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Thursday. 71 (C) for Calhoun fast food spot.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Thursday. 71 (C) for Calhoun fast food spot.

FLOYD Bojangles, Turner McCall, 86. BARTOW Daylight Donuts, Cartersville, 86. Pupuseria Dona, Cartersville: Mobile, 96. Base, 100. GORDON Popeye’s, Calhoun, 71. Previous score: 86 on Jan. 19. 4-1A Violation of Code: [511-6-1.04(4)(c)1(i)(ii)(iii)(v)(vi)(vii)(viii)] Observed raw chicken batter stored directly on top of slaw and cooked rice at walk-in cooler. Corrective Action: CFSM was notified about the issue, CFSM… Read more

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Dining: Rome, Cartersville favorites on the 2019 ‘Georgia 100 Plates’ list and rightfully so. But what did they miss? You tell us.

Dining: Rome, Cartersville favorites on the 2019 ‘Georgia 100 Plates’ list and rightfully so. But what did they miss? You tell us.

    It’s called Georgia’s 100 Plates, a selection of “100 outstanding plates from around the state Georgians know best.” The 2019 edition is posted and has a few locals included — including a repeat or two from past years. The list of dishes “locals love” for our area, as selected by the Georgia Department… Read more

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