Restaurant Report Card for June 20: Slime, slime and more slime

By Amy Davis - Reporter/Consumer Expert

Two popular downtown restaurants and a family fun spot are on our Restaurant Report Card for all the wrong reasons.

Local 2 stopped by Birraporetti's at 500 Louisiana around lunch time, the wrong time according to one employee.

"My boss is not here right now," he told consumer expert Amy Davis. "Can you come back at a decent hour? We're having a lunch rush right now."

Apparently, the health inspector came at a bad time too. He found and condemned 86 pounds of food he said was "not safe for human consumption." Beef, turkey and shrimp were just some of the items that were too warm for over four hours. Inspectors also said Birraporetti's needs to take effective measures to minimize the presence of roaches, gnats and fruit flies.

Down the street at 1318 Louisiana, inspectors found slime in the ice machine at Benihanas.

Knocking down a few pins can make you thirsty; but at 300 Houston Bowling Alley at 925 Bunker Hill, you might skip the ice. Inspectors said the slime was pink and brown in the ice machine.

Slime was not found in the ice machine at Thang's Cajun Seafood and Rice at 6410 Antoine. Instead, there were dead roaches inside.

At China Border on the North Freeway near West Road, inspectors said there were dead cockroaches on the food prep table in the kitchen.

Our A's this week go to Baskin Robbins at 1924 El Dorado Boulevard and Fuddruckers at 13010 Northwest Freeway. Both places had perfect inspections.

Click here to see this week's restaurant violations.

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 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 2014 by All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.