Restaurant Report Card: Roaches, rodents & slime
From a doughnut shop to an upscale department store café, this week's Restaurant Report Card has a little bit for everyone. We also threw in a couple of non-restaurants because they were just too gross not to.
The Khyber North Indian Grill at 2510 Richmond had a roach problem with a health inspector stopped in. She said she saw one live roach in the kitchen and another one near the steam table.
And if that wasn't enough to make you lose your lunch, breakfast isn't looking too good, either.
At Long John's Donuts at 60 East Crosstimbers, inspectors observed "many live roaches in a mop bucket behind cooking equipment."
Don't let the name fool you. They've got the same problems at Uptown Kolaches and Donuts at 7917 Westheimer. Inspectors said there were dead and live roaches in the kitchen and store area.
We're taking you off the restaurant beat to show you what health inspectors found inside the Stop N Drive at 8318 Broadway. The inspector asked employees to clean in the cabinet underneath the soda machine and to clear out the old, dry rodent carcass.
At the King Dollar at 1511 West 18th Street, inspectors found rodent droppings on a candy display.
At Neiman Marcus Cafe in the Galleria there was pink, tan and clear slime on the chute of ice machine.
Inspectors closed the Little Caesar's at 5700 West Little York for not having hot water.
At Doneraki's at 2836 Fulton, inspectors told employees to take effective measures to minimize the presence of flies.
Inspectors observed pink slime inside the ice machine at the Starbuck's at 4081 Westheimer.
There was black slime on the ice machine deflector shield dripping onto the ice at Gabby's BBQ at 4659 Telephone Road.
In the deli of Jack's Grocery at 9900 Old Galveston Road, inspectors observed two live roaches under the grinder and few dead ones on table.
There is good news if you're traveling and you're hungry. The Papadeaux's inside Bush Intercontinental Airport got a spotless inspection. If you're famished from shopping, you can duck into The Daily Grill inside the Galleria. Both places earned As in this week's Restaurant Report Card.
To see a complete list of restaurant violations in the Houston area, visit www.click2houston.com/restaurantinspections.
How To File Restaurant Complaint
We get our information from the city of Houston Health Department, but many of you have complaints about restaurants in other cities and counties.
Refer to the following list to find out which agency to contact depending on the location of the restaurant:
* For all complaints about restaurants located in the city of Houston, call 311 or file the complaint online.
* Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services inspects and permits all retail food establishments in the unincorporated areas of Harris County as well as in the cities of Tomball, Katy, Jacinto City, Galena Park, La Porte, Morgan's Point, South Houston, Seabrook, El Lago, Southside Place, Hunter's Creek, Piney Point, Bunker Hill, Jersey Village, Spring Valley, Deer Park, Humble, Waller, and West University Place. If you believe you have become ill from ingesting food from an establishment in unincorporated Harris County or in a city inspected by Harris County, please file a complaint at http://www.hcphes.org/eph/foodcomplaint.ht or call them at 713-274-6300. If you are concerned about a food establishment's operations such as cleanliness, food handling procedures, etc., please file a complaint at http://www.hcphes.org/eph/complaints.htm.
* To file a complaint about a restaurant in Montgomery County, call the Montgomery County Health Department at 936-539-7839.
* To file a complaint about a restaurant Galveston County, call the Galveston County Health Department at 409-938-2300. Use this link to speed the process and file your complaint electronically, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
* To file a complaint about a restaurant in Brazoria County, contact the Brazoria County Health Department.
* To file a complaint about a restaurant Fort Bend County, contact the Fort Bend County Health Department.
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