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May 13, 2008

Restaurant inspections map expanded

Just in case you haven't noticed,'s map of health department violations now includes Howard County restaurants. The only surprise I noticed was the Elkridge Furnace Inn. (I mean, who cares if Party! Party! Party! had a "housekeeping" violation? Come to my house if you want to see a housekeeping violation.)

Of course, by Baltimore city standards, the Elkridge Furnace Inn's violations were tame:

(12B) Cleanliness; storage; use, (13B) Screens; control means, (16A) Walls; floors; ceilings; windows; doors - clean; repair; construction, (16C) Lighting; ventilation. Inspected on: Dec 28, 2007


Posted by Elizabeth Large at 1:04 PM | | Comments (5)


I attempted, to no avail, to find the same info for Baltimore County restaurants. What a joke. It is as though they do not want you go know this info. Bad Baltimore County!

I always hate when I am reminded about this website - thanks EL! I was shocked to see a very well known and highly regarded/rated restaurant was shut down just 2 months ago for a mouse infestation...gack!

I find it a useful service, though I'm wondering why it always lags 2-3 months behind.

I wish they'd add Anne Arundel. I've had problems with some of the grocery stores in my area and always wonder about the restaurants.

I used to wait tables in a few different restaurants around the county and city. Trust me....You do NOT want to know. If you did, you wouldn't eat out ever again.

I look at it this way, you've been eating out all of your life and haven't died yet, you're fine! lol

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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