October health score honor roll – Gold Sprint, Taco Mama earn 95+

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Gold Sprint Coffee in Huntsville received a health score of 96 in October. (Gold Sprint via Facebook)

The Madison County Health Department in October conducted health inspections at more than 200 restaurants in the county, with most receiving a health score of 95 or above.

As a public service, Hville Blast will report monthly Madison County Health Department restaurant scores, featuring those eateries that scored a 95 or better on their inspection (we excluded private eateries like school or business cafeterias).

Here is who made the honor roll in October of 2022:

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Taco Mama (Madison) – 98

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Another health score honoree is the Taco Mama in Madison. (Taco Mama via Facebook)

Taco Mama has grown its footprint in the Huntsville area in recent years, and the Madison location, at Clift Farms has seen tremendous success.

The Madison County Health Department gave Taco Mama a 98 in its October inspection.

Gold Sprint Coffee – 96

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Gold Sprint was among the restaurants on our health score honor roll for October. (Gold Sprint via Facebook)

Gold Sprint, located at 2515 9th Ave. SW near Lowe Mill, is a coffee shop staple in Huntsville, and in addition to their delicious coffee, they serve a great breakfast and lunch.

Luv’s Hawaiian BBQ – 96

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Luv’s Hawaaian BBQ scored a 96 this past month from the Madison County Health Department. (Michael Seale / Hville Blast)

Luv’s Hawaiian BBQ, which opened in April this year at 5000 Whitesburg Drive, serves up some fabulous eats such as BBQ chicken, Katsu beef, mahi mahi, short ribs and chicken dishes.

Yellowhammer Brewing, Ike’s Kitchen and more health score honorees

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Yellowhammer Brewing received a perfect health score in October. (Yellowhammer Brewing via Facebook)

Several more local restaurants received a health score of 95 or above in October, including:

  • Chocolate Gallery – 100
  • Yellowhammer Brewing – 100
  • Steve’s Cue & Grill – 100
  • Leafly Boba Bar – 100
  • Fractal Brewing – 99
  • Kobe of Madison – 99
  • The Peach Cobbler Factory – 99
  • Davidson Center Cafe – 99
  • Golden Years Ice Cream Parlor – 99
  • Le Macaron – 99
  • W Brookins Smoken On the Go – 98
  • Baby Bite Bake Shoppe – 98
  • Taziki’s Greek Fare – 98
  • Everlina’s Southern Cooking – 98
  • The Chuckwagon BBQ – 98
  • Flint River Coffee Company – 98
  • Jell’s 4 Ever-BBQ – 98
  • Billy’s Sports Ba – 97
  • Berto’s Tacos – 97
  • M K Wings – 97
  • Bishop’s Eastside Pub & Grill – 97
  • Parm & Pepper – 97
  • Shish Palace – 97
  • Betty Mae’s Restaurant – 97
  • Big Bowl Thai Cuisine – 97
  • Ike’s Kitchen – 97
  • Butter & Egg Grocery/ Diner – 96
  • Earth and Stone Wood Fired Pizza – 96
  • Panera Bread (Whitesburg) – 96
  • Crumbl Cookies – 96
  • Major League Wings – 96
  • K May Donuts – 96
  • Rafael’s Italian Restaurant – 96
  • Cassie’s Café (Hazel Green) – 96
  • Great Harvest Bread Co. – 96
  • Taqueria Vicky – 96
  • New China To-Go – 95
  • Handel`s Ice Cream – 95
  • Dodge’s Store – 95
  • Viet House – 95
  • Sakura Café – 95
  • Marissa’s Grille – 95
  • Great American Grill – 95
  • The Garden Café & Grille – 95
  • Ding How II Chinese Restaurant – 95
  • Chips & Salsa Sports Bar & Grill – 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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