What you see on the menu at some of your favorite Houston restaurants is not always what you get. It's what was not on the menu that landed several businesses on our Restaurant Report Card this week.
Inspectors closed Montrose mainstay, Hollywood Vietnamese & Chinese Restaurant, citing a rodent infestation and roaches. They say there were "live healthy cockroaches" in the kitchen at the business at 2409 Montrose. "Gnawed and contaminated food" along with rodent droppings had the inspector deem the food there "not safe for human consumption."
At the 59 Diner at 3801 Farnham inspectors found roaches inside a utensil storage area. The staff at the Civil Cafe at 201 Caroline may be congenial, but inspectors say the kitchen needs cleaning to get rid of the roaches.
Inspectors found a roach craving a cool sweet treat at the Marble Slab Creamery at 9913 South Post Oak near West Bellfort.
At Denny's on the Gulf Freeway near Airport Boulevard inspectors found more of a strike than a grand slam. They tossed deli ham, turkey and half-and-half they said was off-temperature and "not safe for human consumption."
And Hooter's may be known for its wings, but at the location at 17599 Tomball Parkway near Gessner, it was the "black slimy residue" on the soda machines that got the inspector's attention.
We've got A+'s this week for Fu's Garden at 5866 San Felipe and Latin Bites Cafe at 5709 Woodway Drive. Kudos to both restaurants for their spotless inspections.