Restaurant Report Card Aug. 1: Insects, slime found

By Amy Davis - Reporter/Consumer Expert

HOUSTON - Flies, insects and slime are not reasons restaurants want to be featured on our Restaurant Report Card. But this week, consumer expert Amy Davis found a host who was more than willing to talk about the violation inspectors found at his restaurant.

"Everyone's everywhere today. We are just really slow," said Genghis Grill host Ryan Otka. "So we're all just like "shhhh" so we're just hoping that customers come in and stuff like that."

Maybe we just walked into the Genghis Grill on the Katy Freeway at Bunker Hill at the right time because Otka was more than willing to talk about the flies health inspectors found swarming around the restaurant.

"We do have the back door open about half the day so we can throw out trash and stuff like that, so I probably think that's why," Otka explained.

Keith Sullins, president of Genghis Grill Houston locations, emailed Local 2 the following statement:
"Our restaurants are inspected frequently and in this recent inspection flies were seen onsite. ABC Pest Control was called, immediately serviced the issue and will return to verify the problem is fully addressed. Unfortunately, flies are an issue in Houston in the summer months so all employees have been reminded to quickly close doors to prohibit the entry of flies."

At Alonti Cafe at 600 Travis, inspectors found eggs, potatoes and tuna all off-temperature and potentially hazardous.

The sausage, shrimp, beef and chicken were all off-temperature at Kublia Khan at 13708 Northwest Freeway.

There were dead insects in the cabinets of the front counter at the 59 Diner at Town and Country.

Inspectors saw something moving in the bags of rice at the K & S Super Mart at 6902 North Wayside. It was weevils and maggots.

And there was a black slimy residue inside the ice machine of the Fuddruckers at 7511West FM 1960.

We've got A's this week for the Subway at 3710 South Gessner and Whataburger on the West Sam Houston Parkway near Westheimer.

>>Click here to see this week's restaurant inspections.

To see a complete list of restaurant violations in the Houston area, click here. 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 mentringer@gchd.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. * To file a complaint about a restaurant in Sugar Land use this link or contact the Senior Sanitarian at 281-275-2278 or email foodinspection@sugarlandtx.gov. If you have a news tip or question for KPRC Local 2 Investigates, drop them an e-mail or call their tipline at (713) 223-TIPS (8477). Copyright 2014 by Click2Houston.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.