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See which eateries earned top marks from Health Department

A customer a non-fat decaf latte at Caffe Adagio in this file photo. Caffe Adagio is one of more than 50 area restaurants, diners, food trucks, fast-food joints and bakeries that earned top marks from the Whatcom County Health Department.
A customer a non-fat decaf latte at Caffe Adagio in this file photo. Caffe Adagio is one of more than 50 area restaurants, diners, food trucks, fast-food joints and bakeries that earned top marks from the Whatcom County Health Department. pdwyer@bhamherald.com

More than 50 area restaurants, diners, food trucks, fast-food joints and bakeries earned top marks from the Whatcom County Health Department after its annual inspections last year.

Only 3.5 percent of food-service establishments qualify for the annual Silver Platter Award, which lauds dining establishments that achieved outstanding scores during routine food-safety inspections in 2016, the Health Department said in a statement.

A total of 56 locations with food permits were cited for excellence this year, up from 35 last year, said Tom Kunesh, environmental health supervisor. Those locations had no “critical” violations, which Kunesh said are hygiene or food-handling and storage violations that could cause a customer to get sick.

Here are the food establishments that received the Silver Platter Award:

▪ 19th Hole Cafe

▪ Cruisin Coffee, Kok Road

▪ JT’s Smokin BBQ

▪ Point Roberts Marketplace Deli

▪ AB Crepes

▪ Dairy Queen on Iowa Street

▪ Jun’s Sushi & Bento

▪ QQ Li

▪ Abbey Garden Tea Room

▪ Dairy Queen, Lynden

▪ Little Caesars, Everson

▪ Rickshaw Express

▪ Avenue Bread & Cafe in Fairhaven

▪ Domino’s Pizza, Ferndale

▪ Maggie’s Pub

▪ Sehome Diner

▪ Barb’s Pies & Pastries

▪ Edaleen Dairy Store, Lynden

▪ Meadow Greens

▪ Starvin Sam’s III, Nooksack

▪ Barnes & Noble Booksellers

▪ El Albanil

▪ Mount Bakery

▪ Subway, Bakerview

▪ Burger King, Telegraph

▪ Eve-N-Annie’s American Bistro

▪ Mountain Man Espresso & Deli

▪ Subway, Peace Portal

▪ Caffe Adagio

▪ Fiamma Burger

▪ Mt. Baker Ski Area, Heather Meadows

▪ Taco Bell, Stuart Road

▪ Chau-Time

▪ Firehouse Cafe

▪ Mt. Baker Ski Area, Raven’s Hut

▪ Tacos El Tule food truck

▪ Cherry Street Market

▪ Gandolfo’s New York Deli

▪ Mt. Baker Ski Area, White Salmon

▪ Tasca del Tinto

▪ Coconut Grove Bar & Grill

▪ Goat Mountain Pizza

▪ Newhalem General Store

▪ Two Sister’s Koffie

▪ Costco Food Court

▪ Goat Mountain Pizza food truck

▪ Papa Murphy’s, Ferndale

▪ Whole Foods Pizza

▪ Costco rotisserie

▪ Good to Go, Everson

▪ Park Manor Shell food mart

▪ Subway, WWU Arntzen Hall

▪ Cruisin Coffee, Bakerview

▪ Infusion Cuisine

▪ Pel’meni

▪ Topios, WWU Arntzen Hall

Robert Mittendorf: 360-756-2805, @BhamMitty

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