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Andy's Restaurant Scorecard: Sweet Spots, plus scores

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(WMC TV) - The High Score of the Week has never been "sweeter."

A candy store and an ice cream shop tied for this week's High Score among Memphis/Shelby County health department inspections.

Dinstuhl's Fine Candies, 436 Grove Park in Laurelwood Shopping Center, rated a 99 on its Aug. 8 inspection.

If it's chocolate, if it's sweet, if it's a treat that guarantees a smile, Dinstuhl's has been making it from scratch for five generations.

And yet both its Laurelwood location and its spot at 5280 Pleasant View Rd. always look as if the cleaning crew just wrapped up.

"We all take real pride in what we do here," said Dinstuhl's Laurelwood Manager Marian Hughes. "We make memories here."

That 99 ought to stick in customers' minds for a while.

So should the 99 at Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop, 5002 Black Rd. It fell just one point shy of a perfect score in its Aug. 7 inspection.

The Tates manage to balance a fun, lively shop full of humor with a standard of cleanliness that renders a 5-second rule unnecessary.

Janie Tate makes gorgeous ice cream cakes that could grace somebody's wedding reception.

"I do the grunt work. She does the good work," said Janie's husband Wylie. "Making cakes and decorating cakes and making sure I keep the store clean."

It's working -- and now we know who wears the pants, Wylie. 

THE WEEK'S NOTABLE SCORES:

Sweet CeCe's, 4615 Poplar Ave., White Station Area/East Memphis, 98 on Aug. 9 

Wendy's, 7569 Poplar Ave., Germantown, TN, 97 on Aug. 8 

McDonald's, 1325 Ridgeway Rd., East Memphis, 97 on Aug. 10 

Gracie Bleu, 9155 Poplar Ave., Germantown, TN, 97 on Aug. 8 

Taco Bell, 1662 Poplar Ave., Midtown Memphis, 96 on Aug. 6 

Hog & Hominy, 707 W. Brookhaven Circle, White Station Area/East Memphis, 96 on Aug. 10 

Dunkin Donuts, 9077 Poplar Ave., Germantown, TN, 95 on Aug. 8 

Wiles-Smith Drug Store, 1635 Union Ave., Midtown Memphis, 95 on Aug. 9 

Evergreen Grill, 1545 Overton Park, Vollintine-Evergreen/Midtown, 95 on Aug. 9 

Subway, 8021 Hwy. 51 N., Millington, TN, 95 on Aug. 6 

Elena's Taco Shop, 6105 Hwy. 70, East Memphis, 95 on Aug. 8 

Fox Ridge Pizza, 1769 N. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN, 95 on Aug. 6 

Noodle Star & Sushi Bar Restaurant, 6773 Stage Rd., Bartlett, TN, 95 on Aug. 8 

Neo China Chinese Restaurant, 4255 Elvis Presley Blvd., Whitehaven, 84, date not listed 

New China, 7020 E. Shelby Dr., Hickory Hill/SE Memphis, 83 on Aug. 9 

Olive Garden, 7778 Winchester Rd., Southwind/Hacks Cross Area/SE Memphis, 83 on Aug. 9 

CK's Coffee Shop, 1698 Poplar Ave., Midtown Memphis, 83 on Aug. 6 

Holiday Deli & Ham Co., 2087 Union Ave., Midtown Memphis, 82 on Aug. 7 

Yum's Restaurant, 782 S. Highland St., Orange Mound, 81, date not listed 

Jack Pirtle's Chicken, 1370 Poplar Ave., Crosstown/Midtown Memphis, 80 on Aug. 9 

Burger King, 1765 N. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN, 80 on Aug. 6 

McDonald's, 1610 Sycamore View Rd., East Memphis, 80 on Aug. 10 

Lenny's Sub Shop, 1664 Sycamore View Rd., East Memphis, 79 on Aug. 8 

Poplar Perk'n, 4610 Poplar Ave., White Station Area/East Memphis, 79 on Aug. 6 

Booksellers Bistro, 387 Perkins Rd. Extd., East Memphis, 79 on Aug. 8 

Checkers, 7938 Winchester Rd., Southwind/Hacks Cross Area/SE Memphis, 78 on Aug. 6 

Tropical Smoothie Café, 2105 Union Ave., Midtown Memphis, 78 on Aug. 7 

McDonald's, 2073 Union Ave., Midtown Memphis, 73 on Aug. 7

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