After you roast that turkey, then eat a huge Thanksgiving meal, then put the leftovers away and take the leftovers out again and put them back in and then take them out once more, you're probably going to be ready for a meal outside the house.
But where to eat? That's where McLean Patch comes in.
We all want to know how our favorite restaurants stack up on cleanliness and sanitation, right?
In Fairfax County, inspectors from the Virginia Department of Health grade restaurants based on critical and non-critical violations.
A "critical violation" is one that "poses a direct or immediate threat to the safety of the food being served." Non-critical violations are generally related to cleaning or maintenance.
"Ideally, an operation would have no critical violations, or none which are not corrected immediately and not repeated. In our experience, it is unrealistic to expect that a complex, full-service food operation can routinely avoid any violations," according to Virginia Department of Health's website.
The site continues: "Keep in mind that any inspection report is a 'snapshot' of the day and time of the inspection. On any given day, a restaurant could have fewer or more violations than noted in the report. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, long term cleanliness of an establishment."
Since our last round-up, the following McLean restaurants have been inspected by the Virginia Department of Health. The full reports can be accessed on the health department's website.
Chef Geoff's Tysons, 8045 Leesburg Pike
- Critical: One or more of the elements of an effective employee health policy is either missing or incomplete.
- Critical: Cheese, blue cheese and sliced tomatoes were being held at an unsafe temperature.
- Critical: "The tags for the molluscan shellfish are not being retained for 90 days."
- Critical: The concentration of the quaternary ammonia solution exceeded the approved limits for use with food-contact surfaces of equipment and utensils in a foodservice establishment.
Grill Kabob, inside Tysons Corner Center
- Critical: The inspector observed a food employee handling raw chicken with gloved hands and then washing their gloved hands.
- Critical: Sliced tomatoes were being held at an unsafe temperature.
Perk Express, 7515 Colshire Dr.
- No critical violations