Restaurant Report Card for March 7: Mice

By Amy Davis - Reporter/Consumer Expert

HOUSTON - A bold guest streaks across a restaurant during a health inspector's visit and even private country club's health reports are public in the Restaurant Report Card.

Keeping up with the health code can literally be a rat race at the Combo Seafood Restaurant at 5727 Rampart. An inspector closed the place when he said a mouse ran across the floor between him and a waitress at the main front counter. The employee on duty when KPRC Local 2 stopped by didn't speak English and a manager she put on the phone told consumer expert Amy Davis she was calling the police. Cops never showed up, and hopefully the mouse won't either. The owner told inspectors he called an exterminator.

At the upscale Briar Club on Timmons, inspectors said they saw a live roach in the main kitchen.

Inspectors said they quarantined a cooler at the Amazon Grill at 5114 Kirby for keeping food up to 20 degrees warmer than what the health code deems safe.

Inspectors said they found a container of pork sitting on the ground at El Paisa BBQ at 9360 Richmond.

Roaches were seen in the kitchen of Pizza Aroma Cafe at 6285 Bissonnet, inspectors said.

Our A+ this week goes to the Buffalo Grille at 1301 South Voss for a spotless inspection.

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.