Health Score Honor Roll—who made the grade in April

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Cheers! Charlie Foster’s made our Health Score Honor Roll this month! (Charlie Foster’s via Facebook)

This month, the Madison County Health Department conducted inspections at more than 200 restaurants in the county. As a public service, Hville Blast looks through monthly Madison County Health Department restaurant scores, featuring those eateries with health scores of 95 or better on their inspection (we excluded private eateries like school or business cafeterias and private clubs).

Here is who had health scores of 95 or above in March of 2023:

Thirsty Turtle – 100

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The return of the Thirsty Turtle in Huntsville begins with a perfect health score. (Thirsty Turtle via Facebook)

After a seven-month hiatus, the Thirsty Turtle — a popular dive bar that served its loyal customer base for more than 20 years — is back, and begins its new era with a perfect health score. If you didn’t know already, the Turtle is located at 4800 Whitesburg Dr, Huntsville, AL 35802.

Eggs Up Grill – 99

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The Eggs Up Grill in Madison made our Health Score Honor Roll this month as well. (Eggs Up Grill via Facebook)

Eggs Up Grill is located in Madison Commons Shopping Center, and opened last summer. Since then, the popular breakfast spot has been serving up delicious waffles, pancakes, omelets and more!

Charlie Foster’s – 96

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Charlie Foster’s at Stovehouse is another addition to our honor roll this month. (Charlie Foster’s via Facebook)

Another addition to our Health Score Honor Roll is Charlie Foster’s, located at The Stovehouse at 3414 Governor’s Drive. Known for its delicious sandwiches and amazing coffee and hot chocolate drinks, this place is a must at lunch time.

Who else made the Health Score Honor Roll?

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Phat Sammy’s (how can you not love a restaurant that serves drinks in a Spam can?) also made our Health Score Honor Roll this month. (Michael Seale/Hville Blast)

Here’s who else scored a 95 or better on their April health inspection:

  • Cupcake Baby – 100
  • JJ’s Bakery – 100
  • Chocolate Gallery – 100
  • Papa Murphy’s (Madison) – 100
  • Honest Coffee Roasters (Huntsville) – 99
  • Bigfoots Little Donuts (Madison) – 99
  • Taziki’s (Madison) – 99
  • Catacomb 435 – 99
  • Crumbl Cookies – 98
  • Dunkin Donuts (Madison) – 98
  • Phat Sammy’s – 98
  • Lawler’s BBQ Express (Whitesburg) – 97
  • Taco Mama (Clift Farm) – 97
  • Schlotzsky’s Deli – 97
  • Mangia Italian Restaurant – 96
  • Panera Bread (Whitesburg Plaza) – 96
  • Longhorn Steakhouse – 96
  • Sunny Street Café – 96
  • Logan’s Roadhouse (Madison) – 96
  • Salsarita’s (Madison) – 95
  • Green Bus Brewing – 95
  • Rolo`s Café – 95
  • Church Street Wine Shoppe – 95

These food service inspections are invaluable and help keep us all safe. It is our right to know. Check the Madison County Health Department website for complete scores.

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Michael Seale
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