Restaurant Report Card for Aug. 16: Lots of roaches

By Amy Davis - Reporter/Consumer Expert

HOUSTON - If you're looking forward to dinner and a movie this weekend, you've got two reasons to take a look at the businesses in this week's Restaurant Report Card.

When health inspectors stopped by AMC 30 Gulf Pointe cinema on the South Sam Houston Parkway near Interstate 45, they discovered cockroaches and gnats in the concession stand, soda room and in the cabinets around the hot water heater. You might check your drink, too, because inspectors found what they described as "black build up" in the shoot of one of the ice machines.

KPRC Local 2 wanted to take a look behind the counter, but the cinema manager told us we'd have to call the corporate office. We did, but no one called us back.

At Blake's Bar-B-Q and Burgers at 2916 Jeanetta, inspectors said there was a cockroach in the pantry and roach debris on the floors and shelves.

There were more roaches at Falafel Factory at 914 Prairie, inspectors said.

Inspectors said they found small roaches in the kitchen of Lam Bo Chinese Buffet at 6159 Westheimer.

The sushi restaurant by the name of "How Do You Roll?" in the downtown tunnel at 914 Main Street was rolling with no hot water. Inspectors closed the place until they could get it back on.

Frank's Grill at 5901 Clinton Drive had dried rodent droppings on food storage shelves and on top of the dish machine. Inspectors said there was also brown slime on the chutes of the ice machine.

At First Seafood Market at 7111 West Fuqua, inspectors found 30 pounds of fish, chicken and five cases of eggs at 85 degrees inside an obviously broken cooler.

If you haven't lost your appetite, you can grab a bite at the Subway at 5770 Hollister. Health inspectors found no violations at the restaurant. It's why we're giving the Subway an "A" in this week's Restaurant Report Card.

To see a complete list of restaurant violations in the Houston area, visit 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 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 * 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 * 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 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 2012 by All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.