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LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Seven is supposed to be a lucky number in Las Vegas, but not when it comes to Dirty Dining. This week, there were seven places operating on the wrong side of the health code, including two imminent health hazard closures at major hotel-casinos on thewww.ktnv.com
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Dirty Dining: Swish
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- For the second week in a row, there's a sushi restaurant topping the Dirty Dining list. They were just three demerits shy of shutdown. This time, they're not blaming the Southern Nevada Health District for being too strict. They tell Contact 13 Chief Investigator Darcy Spears it's all their fault.Swish is a Japanese hot pot restaurant on West Sahara near Durango. They serve up sushi and shabu shabu. But health inspectors served them up with a 38 demerit C grade. Action News stopped by the restaurant. Inspectors found improper handwashing and employees making sushi without gloves. Potentially hazardous foods like rice, salmon, and tuna were not at proper tempartures. Food wasn't protected from contamination because they stored raw chicken above raw pork and raw fish above ready to eat foods. When we stopped by, the manager didn't want to go on camera. He did answer our questions, like why inspectors found a foreign object in the panko mixture. Panko is a Japanese style breadcrumb used as a coating for deep fried foods.The report noted there was a rubber band in the panko. The manager apologized and accepted full responsibility for that and other things he said shouldn't have happened. He says they're making changes to ensure none of what they were docked for ever happens again. Things like kitchenware and food contact surfaces that were not properly washed, a peeler that was dirty with built up food residue. The slider was dirty with food debris. "It was just one little piece of meat," asked Darcy.He's right about that. A little but of meat in the Health District's photo was written up as a major violation. Swish was also using a knife with a broken handle and a chipped wooden spoon. "You had a knife holder stored on the floor," said Darcy.The storage bins for utensils were dirty and the floor sink was dirty with back-up residue. Inspectors also say the person in charge couldn't answer basic questions about food safety."So your head chef was off, but you guys know whoever is in charge always has to have all of that food safety knowledge. Because even when your head chef's not here, you still have to protect your customers from food borne illness.He says they're educating their employees and working toward getting their A grade back. Another Valley restaurant was shut down due to a roach infestation, but surprisingly, it didn't have as many demerits as Swish.
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- It's another case of Dirty Dining deja vu with a repeat offender on the Las Vegas Strip.We're adding a new feature to our Dirty Dining reports. We'll continue reporting on the restaurant with the highest demerits.But now, we'll be including restaurants closed by the Health District due to an imminent health hazard.That could range from no hot water, to pest infestation to a suspected food-borne illness outbreak.Kapit Bahay means "my neighbor."It's in the Hawaiian Marketplace on the Las Vegas Strip near Harmon.At its Sept. 25 inspection, it narrowly escaped shutdown with a demerit "C" grade.We first featured Kapit Bahay a little over a year ago, in Aug. This week, we visited again.Person in charge: Hey, what's going on? Hi, I'm Darcy Spears from channel Yeah, I know. I know. Darcy: You know who I am? But the owner's not here. Darcy: Ok, who's in charge? I don't know. Darcy: You don't know who's in charge?No one wanted to answer questions about what health inspectors found, like raw ground beef in the fridge that was two weeks past its expiration date, ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous foods that were more than a week old, and some prepared food in the fridge that had no date labels at all.Darcy: We need to ask you guys about all these health code violations. Two-week-old ground beef?Inspectors also wrote up an employee for washing hands, but then wiping them on a dirty apron and on his face.Pork, fish, chicken and beef both in the front buffet area and the back prep area were at unsafe temperatures.They were using outdoor wasp and hornet pesticide inside the restaurant when the label specifically says "never use indoors."And there's a special note on the health inspection saying despite multiple previous supervisory conferences with the Health District, the "facility has failed to successfully pass routine inspection."Darcy: We have questions. You have no answers?Now, they're being called back for a third supervisory conference, with the threat of more fees and possible closure.They kept talking to us through the kitchen curtain.Darcy: Do you want to say that on camera? That you're working on fixing? No? Ok. Can I leave you my card?Owner's sister: Sorry, sorry, go home now!The owner arrived while we were still there and didn't want to go on camera either.He says he just can't win with the Health District.Turning now to the McDonald's inside Walmart on South Rainbow between Spring Mountain and Twain.They were ordered to cease and desist after health inspectors found them open and operating without running water, a hazard McDonald's failed to report to the Health District.After fixing the water line, McDonald's was reinspected and allowed to re-open the next day with a zero-demerit A grade. Kapit Bahay still has a C and has not scheduled re-inspection.
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The creepy crawlies are scuttling back to Dirty Dining, just in time for Halloween.It usually takes more than 40 demerits to shut a restaurant down, but Pho Little Saigon on South Eastern and the was closed with 34 demerits because of an imminent health hazard after inspectors found a gross, unsanitary condition."We're here because you guys are on our Dirty Dining report this week from when you got shut down due to a cockroach infestation," Chief Investigative Reporter Darcy Spears announced to the person in charge at the restaurant.Roaches were found inside containers of flour, sugar and starch. They were even inside a bag of frozen squid.Darcy: So you guys obviously know you had a bunch of cockroaches everywhere. How did that happen? Brian Hoang: Actually, the cockroaches come from the other store when they deliver the foods. And we clean it now, everything, we throw away the foods and we deep clean now and we call pest control to take care of it already. Darcy: It says that there were multi-generational roaches, which means old, young, dead, alive, so it's not like they just crawled in one day and were there. Health inspectors found roaches throughout the facility, coming in through holes in the ceiling tiles and a gap at the back door. They were feeding on old food debris, grease and the carcasses of their counterparts.Darcy: That means they were here for quite some time. Enough time to breed. Brian: Yeah they, probably, they been here almost two weeks, but we do clean out everything. Right now everything go back to normal, everything perfect.At the Oct. 1 inspection, inspectors also found noodles, rice and garlic at improper temperatures and utensils stored in dirty containers.Darcy: They said you guys were storing gasoline in the kitchen. Why would that have been? Brian: Oh, just because the guys, they just working here like probably one day and they didn't know the place to put their stuff so they just kind of messed up a little bit.There were also potentially hazardous foods in the fridge without date-labels, and old food debris caked on knives and the slicer.Darcy: They also said you guys were using garbage bags for food storage. What was that all about? Brian: Oh, just some mistake. We not use the bag for that. Darcy: You're not doing that anymore? Brian: Yeah. Not anymore.At Pho Little Saigon, health inspectors noted a "history of non-compliance and lack of control over risk factors for food-borne illness."Darcy: Would you mind showing us around the kitchen so we can show that it's clean? Brian: Right now I cannot let everyone in the kitchen right now. Darcy: You can't let anyone in the kitchen right now? How come? Brian: Um, that's our policy right now.Pho Little Saigon wasn't the only restaurant shut down.For the second week in a row, a McDonald's restaurant was closed due to an imminent health hazard.Health inspectors say the McDonald's on East Charleston and Lamb was unable to properly dispose of liquid waste, so sewage was coming up in the parking lot and flowing into the street.Their overflowing sewage traps brought another problem--excessive flies in the kitchen, food prep and dish-washing areas.Inspectors say the flies were attracted to the stench.Pho Little Saigon was closed for almost a week before being re-inspected and re-opening with an A grade. The McDonald's at Charleston and Lamb remains closed and has not yet scheduled re-inspection.
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- You'd think it'd be easy enough to throw food away when it's expired. Or put date labels on stuff so you know it's fresh.But one restaurant couldn't quite figure that out. And that's just part of what landed them on Darcy Spears' Dirty Dining report.The Halloween-inspired cobwebs decorating Hacienda Del Rey Vegas are fake. But the scary health report is not.The restaurant on Maryland Parkway and Vegas Valley barely avoided shutdown with a demerit "C" grade."So we need to talk to whoever's in charge about what's going on with the health inspection," said Darcy Spears to the restaurant host.They sent Bartender Lena Gamez out to talk to us because they said she speaks the best English.Lena: They all speak English. Just not good. Darcy: Not good enough to talk to channel 13? Lena: Yes. (she laughs)At the October 14th inspection, the Health District found expired milk and nine-day old re-fried beans in the fridge.Darcy: No one wants to eat beans that old. Lena: No. They don't. They already fixed everything that needed to be fixed, soThe beans and milk were thrown in the garbage after inspectors spotted them.Darcy: Why would there be expired milk and expired food in the fridge? Lena: I don't know what to say. Darcy: Your guess is as good as mine?Inspectors also found cheese and cut tomatoes at unsafe temperatures.Carnitas were sitting out at room temperature.The ice machine was rusty.And a cut onion was stored on top of raw eggs.Darcy: Like literally sitting on the eggs, which opens everything up to contamination. Does your kitchen staff know better than that? Lena: They should. (she laughs)Inspectors found the soap dispenser on the ice machine, which isn't allowed because no one wants soap to land in the ice.And the can opener blade was dirty with dried food debris.Darcy: Which means it hadn't been cleaned in a little while. Again, another pretty basic thing that they should know better, right? Lena: Yes. They should. (she laughs) Darcy: No laughing. It's not a funny thing, right? Lena: No, it's not. I'm just really nervous.Many containers of food weren't date labeled.And they were using household cans of Raid.Darcy: If there's Raid handy, that typically means there's something to spray with it. You guys see bugs back there? Lena: I never seen any. No.Lastly, Hacienda Del Rey Vegas was having refrigeration problems on inspection day, so they put stuff in ice baths. Inspectors reminded them that band-aid fixes like that are not allowed.Darcy: What would you want the public to know from Hacienda Del Rey's perspective about this health inspection? Lena: That we're getting everything fixed up and we're gonna get our A back.The day after our visit, Hacienda Del Rey Vegas called the Health District for re-inspection. On Tuesday, they did get their A back, with zero demerits. And some other good news to report--in this batch of inspections, there were no restaurants shut down for imminent health hazards.
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- We've got a tie for the dirtiest dining and it's a doozy. From flies in the kitchen to our camera crew getting shoved out the door.Our visit to Playas De Cancun on East Charleston starts off like any other trip to a Dirty Dining restaurant.But things go south fast when the person in charge at the restaurant sets down the tray of food she's carrying and starts shoving."Please get out of here!" she shouts as she pushes the photographer and grabs Darcy Spears's shoulder, pulling her out the door.Darcy: Ok, I need to talk to whoever's in charge for our Dirty Dining report. Excuse you! That was extremely rude!They close the door and even lock us out.Darcy: The story's gonna be on the news whether you comment or not. We'd really like to get your comment.As you can probably guess, they had no comment.Playas De Cancun got a demerit "C" grade at their October 15 inspection.Inspectors had to tell a food handler to put on gloves three times before she listened to them. On top of that, she didn't wash her hands.They also found raw hamburger, cooked beef, pineapple, dough and soup in the temperature danger zone.Food stored in the top of the cooler was directly below a moldy, leaking fan cover.The juicer, potato slicer and can opener were dirty.The ceiling, wall and vents in the cooks area were greasy.And a cooler was described as filthy.Inspectors also found an open back door and flies in the kitchen. A theme that carried over to the other demerit, "C" grade restaurant: Mr. Sandwich on Maryland Parkway across from UNLV.The Health District's picture from the October 16 inspection shows multiple flies in Mr. Sandwich's kitchen.And guess what we found?Flies on the beverage hoses, this counter, that counter, the wall We even watched one crawl around on a salad that was waiting to be served.We talked to the manager on the phone.Darcy on phone: Your diners right now are swatting away flies while they eat.They close the back door after they notice that we've noticed.Mr. Sandwich's demerit "C" grade also included beef, pork and chicken that all weren't being cooled properly.Darcy on phone: Why wasn't stuff being cooled properly? Did they just not know what they were doing?The manager says one employee didn't: a new hire who he admits hadn't been trained.Inspectors also found raw meat stored uncovered in the freezer.Raw chicken thawing in standing water.And prepared foods including stews, stuffed banana leaves, beef and pork that were not date labeled.Darcy on phone: They didn't know that you have to put a date label on it? Because the inspectors have no idea if it's expired if there's no date on it.He tells us he's planning to schedule re-inspection soon and says they're still working out the kinks of being a newly opened restaurant.Darcy on phone: You may want to tell your employees about all these flies in here. That is not sanitary.We also have one closure due to an imminent health hazard.Inspectors shut down the bar at Geisha Steak House on East Desert Inn because the floor sink was backing up liquid waste.Employees couldn't wash their hands, and inspectors watched one employee handle dirty customer glasses, then make new drinks.Playas De Cancun still has a C grade, and the bar at Geisha Steak House is still closed. Neither have scheduled re-inspection yet.Mr. Sandwich is set to be re-inspected next Tuesday.
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- This might be hard to swallow, but we've got eight restaurants to tell you about in this week's Dirty Dining.Sit down and hang on for Contact 13 Chief Investigator Darcy Spears.It's time for some Filipino fast food as Kusina Ni Lorraine tops the demerit list with 33 and a "C."When we paid a visit to the restaurant on West Ann in North Las Vegas, one patron was happy to see us."I'm glad that you guys are doing this kind of work. It will help, you know," said Bing Dominguez.When we pointed out their "C" grade, Bing exclaimed, "Oh, that's bad! I didn't even see it. I should have seen it before I sit down right here. Now I'm not enjoying the food."The rest of his lunch ended up in the trash.We were able to talk to Bing because employees kept putting us off.We stood waiting to talk to whoever was in charge for a good minutes while they completely ignored us.There were a lot of cooks in the kitchen, but nobody knew what to do about us.Health inspectors found food stored in grocery bags, raw beef left unattended on a dirty sink, and food being prepared on trash cans.Ellen Skreba finally decided to talk to us.Darcy: Is that something you would expect to see in a restaurant kitchen--food being prepared on top of a trash can? Ellen: Maybe accidentally they just put it there, you know? But we're not usually to do that.Chicken, mussels, beef, empanadas, noodles, and pork all had to be trashed because they were at unsafe temperatures.Darcy: They also found an employee scooping drink ice with bare hands, out of the ice machine, into the customer's drink cup, not good. Ellen: Well actually, I can't answer that one because I didn't see that one.She said the "C" grade was due to only one or two employees, but ultimately, is makes them all look bad.On now to the seven, yes seven, restaurants shut down due to imminent health hazards.Most for having no hot water or no water at all.Those include:- Gilley's portable bar and Senor Frogs upstairs long bar: Both at Treasure Island- Thai noodles cafe on West Cheyenne- Super Mart snack bar on Smoke Ranch- Roberto's Taco Shop on East Russell- Subway at Boulder Highway.The seventh, Fofana imports on West Charleston, was shut down due to a cockroach infestation. The inspector stopped counting after 22 roaches.Kusina Ni Lorraine was reinspected Tuesday and got their "A" back. Most of the others have re-opened with "A" grades as well. The only one still pending is the Super Mart Snack Bar.
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Four is the magic number this week. That's how many restaurants made the Dirty Dining list.We begin at a place where the surroundings are serene and the food looks great on the plate.But not all was well in the kitchen at Ohjah Japanese Steakhouse during their October 29 inspection.The restaurant on Decatur and Blue Diamond got a demerit "C" grade.Darcy Spears/Contact Two more demerits and they would have closed you guys down. Was that kind of scary? Peter Liu/Manager: Yeah, yeah, yeah, that really scare me.Health inspectors saw no hand-washing going on at all.Not one, single employee, including one cutting cucumber for salad with his bare hands.Manager Peter Liu says they were nervous because inspectors were waiting at the door when they showed up to work.Darcy: They should relax and just do their job, right? Peter: Yes, just do regular whatever you have to do.Inspectors found food stored open, uncovered and haphazardly thrown in the fridge.Some meat was in torn, plastic grocery bags.And there was an open bag of carrots on the floor.An employee's cough syrup was stored in the food prep area.There were ants on a kitchen wall.And flypaper dangling over sauces.Peter: The flypaper--that was the chef. Chef when they preparation on that, they do by themself. They didn't let me know.As soon as he saw it, he took it down.Inspectors also found dirty knives stored as clean.And when Peter took us into the kitchen, we found a violation.Darcy: There's chicken on the floor over there.He springs into action to get it picked up.Ohjah wasn't shut down, but three other restaurants were after inspectors found imminent health hazards.Johnny Rockets inside Aliante Station in North Las Vegas didn't have hot water.Inspectors also found something in the fridge that expired last April.And, they were pooling customers' unused ketchup and re-serving it.McDonald's on Tropicana and Ft. Apache didn't have adequate hand-washing facilities.And Vista Grille on Del Webb Boulevard, which is run by the Sun City Summerlin Community Association, had sewage backing up from the floor sink and flooding part of the kitchen.Ohjah was re-inspected and has their A grade back. According to the Health District's website, Vista Grille and Johnny Rockets have both re-opened with A grades, and the McDonald's is still closed.
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- It's a silent night on Dirty Dining. That's because no one at Capital Grille would talk on camera.The posh restaurant at the Fashion Show mall got a demerit "C" grade on their November 7 inspection.Darcy: Hi, I'm Darcy Spears from channel We need to talk to whoever's in charge because you guys are on Dirty Dining this week. Hostess: Ok, give us just a minute.We waited about 15 minutes before someone finally came out to *not* talk to us.Darcy: Hi Chef.He gives me a business card for an out-of-state spokesperson.Chef: If you have any questions, you can contact that person and he can help you, alright? Darcy: Ok, so no one wants to talk about it here on premises?What they don't want to talk about is some of the basic sanitation standards that fell by the wayside under the watchful eyes of health inspectors.They watched one employee load dirty dishes, then handle clean ones without washing hands.Caramelized onions, chicken, creamed corn, cut tomatoes, and aioli had to be thrown away because they were all at unsafe temperatures.Food in the salad area was stored uncovered under dirty dishes on racks.And uncovered hard-boiled eggs were stored under a dusty vent.Inspectors also wrote up a repeat violation for not properly washing produce before prepping them for service like avocados and berries.We called the spokesperson from the parking garage.Darcy on phone: I'm hoping you do have the answers to that because no one here will provide us with any answers.They didn't provide any specific answers. But they did email a statement saying:"The results of the latest health inspection did not meet our usual high standards. We quickly corrected the issues identified and after re-inspection the restaurant received an A-grade from the health department. We are also taking extra steps to prevent this from ever happening again, including retraining and reinforcing our strict policies and procedures with our team. This restaurant has an excellent track record with the Southern Nevada Health District, in fact there were no critical violations in the previous two inspections.Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our guests and employees. We have one of the best quality assurance and sanitation programs in the restaurant industry. Our commitment to food safety and cleanliness is something we pursue every day, but even with our strong standards and procedures people can make mistakes and we’re no different. As soon as we know a mistake has been made we correct it and learn from it." Capital Grille was re-inspected and is back to a zero-demerit "A" grade.
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- It's a double dose with two Asian restaurants tying for the dirtiest dining.Contact 13's Darcy Spears has the pictures the restaurants don't want you to see.Inspection day was an expensive one for BJ Buffet on Tropicana and Decatur.A demerit "C" grade for the kitchen, another "C" for the buffet, and a verified complaint means they owe the Health District more than $1, in fees.Darcy: Hi. I'm Darcy Spears from channel We need to talk to whomever's in charge about the health inspection.The guy running the cash register tries to say there's no one in charge.But we've done our homework, and we know better.Darcy: Are you Ben? Is that your first name? I read about you in this health report, Ben.Not only is Ben Jing the person in charge, he's also past his deadline to take a food safety manager training course, which BJ Buffet got in trouble for two months ago.Darcy: We saw the pictures that the health inspectors took in the kitchen and dirty is an understatement based on what's in those pictures. Ben Jing: Right. Right. Sometimes, you know, the lack of my knowledge caused the lack of the employees knowledge.Almost everything in the kitchen was dirty--from the rice cooker to the food cart to the encrusted can opener.Ben: Right. Right. I feel ashamed of this place, too.So ashamed he's taken their C grades down?Darcy: Where are your C grades? I know they were up there in the picture. Where'd they go? Ben: Uh I took it down because the hanger in the back was broken.He says he's not trying to hide anything.And he does answer our questions about what else health inspectors saw--like an employee dropping cut produce on the floor, then picking it up to put on the buffet line.Ben: Well that's totally disgusting and totally I am not agree.It all had to be thrown out, as did raw pork that someone's water bottle was laying on.Ben: It's not like something that really intended to do that, because as a person, they have a brain, they should know this is not acceptable.Inspectors also cited their Mongolian grill, which we found in poor condition when we were there.Ben: That's the last thing we're gonna handle.He says they'll be cleaned up and ready for re-inspection next week. China One on Rainbow near Alta got a demerit "C" grade too.It's hard to imagine why anyone at the restaurant thinks the conditions health inspectors photographed are OK.Health inspectors certainly don't.Darcy: What happened? How'd you guys get so dirty that you got such a bad grade from the Health District. Employee: OhhhhhShe says she can't answer, and the person in charge isn't there.Inspectors found cooked pork and chicken in the temperature danger zone, a box of eggs on the floor at room temperature, and a fly strip hanging over the prep table.This sink where they were rinsing noodles is greasy and dirty, and the stove might have last been cleaned during the Lincoln presidency.Darcy: The pictures are dirty. Everything looks pretty yucky--like it hadn't been cleaned in a long time.And here's an image worth ending on: A bucket of chicken feet inspectors found uncovered and immersed in a congealing sauce on a storage shelf.BJ Buffet has a history of failing routine inspections and must have another supervisory conference before they can get their A back. China One has been re-inspected and is back to an A grade.
December 4, , pm
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Pop quiz: What's the number one way to spread bacteria in a restaurant kitchen? If you guessed improper hand-washing, you're right on the money.And wait until you hear what kitchen staff were touching with their bare hands.Rise and Shine calls itself a "steak and egg place."Their website says they've got the best breakfast in Vegas. But this week, they've got the worst report from the health district.The Southern Highlands restaurant got a demerit "C" grade at its Nov. 21 inspection. That's just two demerits shy of shut down."We know what the Health District found and what they think, but we'd like to hear your side of what they wrote up," Darcy Spears said to Manager Adam Eslinger.One of the biggest write-ups? Improper hand-washing.Darcy Spears: Can you imagine why people wouldn't have been doing that right? Adam Eslinger: Yeah, I don't know. I can't imagine.Bare hand contact with ready-to-eat food is never allowed.At Rise and Shine, inspectors saw one food handler put a cooked waffle on a customer's plate with his bare hands. Another used bare hands on a cooked omelet and on bacon. And they were seen using visibly soiled wiping cloths instead of washing their hands."We explained everything to all of our employees," says Eslinger, "and now everyone's doing proper hand-washing."We saw the cooks wearing gloves when we were there.Rise and Shine's owner, Jennifer Fredricks, who we spoke to on the phone, says inspectors came when the restaurant was slammed and there was a new chef.She says she's working on additional training and is embarrassed by the health report."We've actually done a lot of research on everything. And we've learned from our mistakes and we're fixing that right now," explained Eslinger.Inspectors found sour cream at an unsafe temperature, an excessively soiled can opener, and Pepto Bismol stored among food.Darcy: Whose Pepto Bismol was in the kitchen? Adam: No idea. Darcy: You know if the cook has indigestion, everybody has to worry. Adam: Yeah, yeah, absolutely. No. Honestly, I don't think it was for the cooks."Furry" is not a word you want associated with fruit. But inspectors described two packages of strawberries as furry and moldy.They also found day-old whipping cream and expired Half and Half."We should have caught that when we got the food order in," Eslinger said. "I think that was probably it."They also didn't catch brown slime that had developed on their soda nozzles. But inspectors did.Manager Adam Eslinger says things have changed since inspection day.Adam: We're cleaning everything daily. Darcy: Were you not cleaning things daily before? Adam: No, we always clean things daily. We're just making sure everything's cleaner.But they weren't making sure customers could see their "C" grade. It was clearly visible when inspectors took a picture. But we discovered it had been moved.Darcy: You know your "C" grade's kinda hidden back there? Adam: Yeah. I know. I keep trying to move everything around.On Wednesday morning, less than 24 hours after our visit, Rise and Shine was re-inspected. They've now got a zero-demerit "A" grade.
December 11, , pm
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Next Dirty Dining: Return visit to China Max at Hawaiian Marketplace
Previous Dirty Dining: Rise and Shine
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Pizza and ice cream. Sounds like a great night out with the family, but be careful where you go.Contact 13 Chief Investigator Darcy Spears tells a tale of spoiled food and cockroaches in this week's Dirty Dining.With three restaurants on the naughty list, we've got a lot to talk about in this week's Dirty Dining.The highest number of demerits, 39 of them, plus a "C" grade, went to Giovanni's Pizza on South Eastern near Warm Springs.The issues?Improper hand-washing and spoiled turkey. It was four days expired by the time inspectors saw it. That was thrown out, as was cheese and sauce inspectors found at unsafe temperatures.Contact 13 stopped by on a recent cold day, and got a less than warm welcome.Darcy: Hi, I'm Darcy Spears from channel We're here because you guys are on Dirty Dining this week and we just need to talk to the person in charge. Giovanni's worker: There's nobody here. Darcy: There's nobody in charge? There does have to be by health department regulations. You have to have a person in charge. That's a violation of health code.In fact, that's one of the violations they were cited for, "no person in charge" when the health inspector arrived.Darcy: Hello? We just want to understand your side of why you got so much written up.They walk away leaving us alone at the counter.Darcy: Improper hand-washing, spoiled food, stuff at unsafe temperatures. You guys nearly got shut down. Don't you have anything to say?Inspectors also found dishes weren't being properly sanitized, and their hand-sinks were missing soap and paper towels."You need to leave our property please," someone called out to us from behind the kitchen wall.So we did.Despite Giovanni's demerit "C" grade, conditions there weren't nearly as bad as the Dairy Queen on West Craig in North Las Vegas.Dairy Queen was D-Q'd, shut down due to an imminent health hazard in the form of a cockroach infestation. Inspectors found so many roaches, they'd even gotten into the ice being served to customers.At Lee's Buffet on East Flamingo, they had a bad week all around. Three closures due to imminent health hazards.The food prep area was shut down because it had no hot water. But they also got 30 demerits for things like storing dirty dishes as clean and a repeat major violation for failing to label and date the food in their fridge.The sushi area at Lee's Buffet was also shut down for not having hot water, and because the floor was flooded with liquid waste.And the restaurant itself, also closed due to no hot water.Lee's Buffet remains closed.Giovanni's had their C grade until Dec. 12 when they were re-inspected and received a 3-demerit "A" grade. Dairy Queen cleaned up its act and has re-opened with a zero-demerit "A" grade.
December 18, , pm
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Next Flame Kabob receives 2nd C grade this year
Previous Dirty Dining: Giovanni's Pizza
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- It's the week before Christmas and down on the Las Vegas Strip, we find Contact 13 with an important tip.This week's Dirty Dining takes us somewhere familiar. When the owner took Chief Investigator Darcy Spears into the kitchen, she found one violation after another.If you're having deja vu as we walk into Hawaiian Marketplace, it's because Contact 13 has been here a few times in the past for Dirty Dining.On our first visit to China Max, they were hit with a "C" grade and 34 demerits.Darcy Spears: We're here because of the health inspection. You guys are on Dirty Dining this week and we want to give you a chance to say why you got so many demerits and what's going on. R.J. Kusuma: Actually, we have just changed to an A.Restaurant Owner R.J. Kusuma is quick to point out that they've been re-inspected, but doesn't dismiss the problems that got them in trouble."We are very health concerned and understand why we, what we do, has to be a better way."Inspectors found garlic in oil at an unsafe temperature.Utensils stored in stagnant water.Heavily-soiled can opener blades, and:Darcy: They found leafy greens in your fridge that were more than a month past the sell-by date. That's pretty old. R.J.: Actually, well, actually, again, we, I, we, we spoke with the manager and something like that shouldn't happen. And obviously it's a matter of attention.Inspectors also wrote them up for having no sanitizer anywhere in the facility.Darcy: You can't clean with no sanitizer. R.J.: Well, actually, we completely changed the whole thing. Everything is by standards. It's like I said, on behalf of our company, we apologize.He said they've retrained employees and are focusing on consistency."This is unacceptable, so we change everything basically from A to Z."Not quite everything.The gap they were cited for in the back door that was an invitation to pests? Still there.And we found more violations.Darcy: You do have some chicken uncovered. You know that's supposed to be covered. R.J.: Yeah, supposed to beHe instructs his kitchen staff to throw that out. And we found stuff in the freezer that wasn't labeled or dated."What is this?" R.J. asks a kitchen worker.He's told it's calamari, but since he doesn't know where it's from, that goes in the garbage too.We notice the stove is dirty, which he quickly has an employee wipe down.And remember that gap in the back door?"They tried to fix it earlier," explained R.J.He has them try again as we watch, adding, "I'll make sure everyone follows exactly."There was one restaurant in this week's batch that was closed due to an imminent health hazard.Happy's Pizza on West Flamingo didn't have much to smile about when it was shut down due to no hot water.Inspectors also found food in the fridge that was uncovered and unprotected from potential contamination, dirty conditions in the kitchen, and raw pork that was being improperly thawed.As we mentioned, China Max has its A grade back. And Happy's was reinspected within 24 hours and re-opened with a 3-demerit "A" grade.
December 20, , pm
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Next Dirty Dining: Lin Buffet, Sushi Bay, Cazino
Previous Dirty Dining: Return visit to China Max at Hawaiian Marketplace
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- It's Christmas Day and Contact 13 has the restaurants on the Health District's naughty list."It's a little bit of a tight space," says Flame Kabob Owner, Dez, as he takes Contact 13 Chief Investigator Darcy Spears on a tour of the small kitchen that serves his Maryland Parkway restaurant.The Persian eatery across from UNLV got a demerit "C" grade from the Southern Nevada Health District at its December 12 inspection."It's your second C grade this year," Darcy Spears points out.Dez attributes that to changes in the Health District's rules and regulations."And they've gotten a lot more strict on ethnic restaurants," he says.Inspectors found uncovered food in the fridge, hooks used for bread in the oven being stored on the mop sink, and a trash can being used to hold a tray during dough prep.Darcy: Not a sanitary place to prepare bread. Why would that have happened? Dez: I'm not sure. One of my employees must have messed up, I mean, it does actually raise some concerns for me also.But he claims the dough never touched the trash.Dez: And my employee never touched the trash can, I believe. Darcy: You hope. Dez: "I hope. I will suggest he never did or he will lose his job," he laughs.There was also an open box of vegetables stored on the floor, day old green sauce, a six-day-old gyro meat."The gyro meat is already pre-cooked," Dez explains. "That could have been from six days ago, correct, but we usually go through everything so fast it doesn't stay."They don't go through everything fast. Inspectors found several expired boxes of soda syrup in use--one of which dated back to October."Those have been changed," says Dez. "Those were my mistake, personally. I'll take that."Kitchen utensils and equipment were being improperly washed. So were employees' hands. And get this: inspectors found a cutting board with dried blood on it being used for dough prep.Darcy: There's a picture of it. That is so un-appetizing. Dez: It looks like dried blood and we have sat with the Health Department and we have talked about it. It's actually saffron.He says even so, they threw the cutting board away.Darcy: What about your "C" grade? Where is it? We weren't able to find it posted anywhere. Dez: My "C" grade is supposed to be right here, butHe finds it lying face down, and props it back up.When we look in the fridge, we find that same green sauce dated Dec. 1.Darcy: That's the same label that the Health District took a picture of.Dez checks to see if there's another date label, the says, "Right, I guess we missed that. That label needs to be changed. We make the sauce every day."Dez says they've gone through more training and they're working closely with the Health District.Moving on to Sopes y Tacos El Canelo--a seasonal cart outside Adobe's Mexican restaurant on North Mojave.The cart was considered an imminent health hazard and shut down after inspectors found it had no water, and the employee cooking and serving from it had no way to wash his hands.Flame Kabob still has a "C" grade. Dez told Contact 13 he paid the fee, but is waiting until after the holidays to get re-inspected. Sopes y Tacos El Canelo is back open with a zero-demerit "A."
December 31, , pm
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Next Dirty Dining: China A Go Go
Previous Flame Kabob receives 2nd C grade this year
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Gross, unsanitary conditions, cockroaches and month-old tofu. You'll find it all in this week's Dirty Dining.Contact 13 Chief Investigator Darcy Spears shows us why it's not a very happy New Year for three local restaurants.Lin Buffet on Rock Springs Road near Lake Mead and U.S. 95 opened just two weeks ago.But it got a less-than-grand reception from health inspectors, who shut down the prep kitchen with 48 demerits, including an imminent health hazard."On the report they say gross, unsanitary occurrence or conditions. Those are not nice words. You don't want those words affiliated with your restaurant," Darcy Spears said to Lin Qiang, the person in charge.Qiang said his English isn't good and he can't speak to the specific violations.He's just filling in for his wife, who owns the restaurant, while she's on maternity leave."Inside everything is clean now," he said.Inspectors documented improper hand-washing after handling raw chicken.And they said a food handler did not sanitize a cutting board.Cooked shrimp and raw eggs had to be thrown out because they were in the temperature danger zone.Bags of rice, corn starch and flour were left open.And there was old, dried food debris on the meat slicer blade."Some have not too clean. So before, other chef was from Los Angeles. So we don't get training. So he don't know everything. So right now we training a lady," Qiang explained.Inspectors also found improperly thawing shrimp and fish.Lin won't let us go into the kitchen, but asks us to film the buffet after showing us new grade cards from their recent re-inspection.The next imminent health hazard closures were for Cazino on West Spring Mountain.The restaurant was shut down for having no hot water, but it also got 36 demerits. And we cannot over-state how dirty this place was.There was no way for employees to wash their hands and floor sinks were full of black water.Inspectors found trash, including a cigarette butt, on prep tables and dirty plates on shelves.All surfaces were dirty with a thick build-up of grease and food debris.Cazino has two bars, both of which were shut down for no hot water.In one, inspectors also found slimy soda nozzles, walls with liquid stains and cockroaches on the center counter.In the other, they found used gum in the prep sink and a moldy animal hide in the back bar.The final closures were at Sushi Bay on Windmill in Henderson, where both the sushi bar and restaurant were shut down for no hot water.Sushi Bay also got 39 demerits for the restaurant and 28 in the sushi bar.Inspectors found food at unsafe temperatures, tofu that was nearly a month old, and dirty conditions.They'll be subject to more frequent inspections to ensure continued compliance.Sushi Bay was only closed for a day. They're back open with A grades for both the restaurant and sushi bar.Lin Buffet's prep kitchen was also only closed for one day. They now have a zero-demerit A grade. Cazino remains closed.
January 8, , pm
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Next Dirty Dining: Palermo's Pizza receives 'C' grade
Previous Dirty Dining: Lin Buffet, Sushi Bay, Cazino
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- If it's gross and unsanitary, you'll probably find it on Dirty Dining.This week, Contact 13 Chief Investigator Darcy Spears takes you to a place where the name is familiar but the location is different."China A Go Go has a long story already."China A Go Go manager Owen Cao knows the history.This restaurant name has been on Dirty Dining twice, for the North Las Vegas location on Ann and Decatur.This week, it's the one on North Rainbow that's topping the Dirty Dining list.They were shut down with 43 demerits, including gross, unsanitary conditions.Darcy Spears: You're on Dirty Dining this week. Employee: Uh oh."Uh oh" is right.On Dec. 26, China A Go Go's Rainbow location continued to operate despite an overflowing floor sink caused by a clogged grease trap.There was food debris and pooling water throughout the kitchen, even seeping into the fridge.When that happens at any food establishment, they're supposed to "notify the Health District and cease operations as directed."Darcy: How come you guys didn't shut yourself down? Why did you keep working when it was like that? Owen Cao/manager: The reason because, at that day, my day off, and the people in charge in the kitchen, he don't speak English well.The Health District's pictures show employees sloshing around in the sewage and continuing to cook customers' food.Inspectors also found raw chicken and flour that were contaminated due to sitting directly in the liquid waste on the kitchen floor.Darcy: Your staff should know, right? That when you have an imminent health hazard, you stop cooking. Shouldn't they know that? Owen: Uh, they, uh, you know, sometime they make mistake too, that's true.Owen says they've had a conference with the health district, and will also send more employees through the agency's food safety certification program."Make sure they know everything and they know better than before."China A Go Go was shut down with instructions to discard all open food, hire a plumber and thoroughly clean and sanitize the entire restaurant.Inspectors found debris floating in a large container of sauce. And an open container of salad oil splattered with who knows what.Darcy: Why is there debris on things? Owen: The chef, you know, the lid? He cannot find the lid. Normally it should be closed.Inspectors found food stored uncovered throughout the kitchen and walk-in.And chicken at unsafe temperatures.Owen says a food safety consultant has been hired to help all the China A Go Go locations in the valley."Sometimes, you know, you make mistake, too, so, but we try our best to improve."We had one more imminent health hazard closure this week.Buffalo's Pizza on Buffalo and Flamingo was shut down due to no hot water.China A Go Go and Buffalo's Pizza have their "A" grades back. Both were only closed for one day.
January 15, , pm
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Next Dirty Dining: Salo Salo Grill
Previous Dirty Dining: China A Go Go
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- If you're planning to order a late-night pizza, you may want to wait until you watch Dirty Dining.Darcy Spears has the story of a place that can't seem to keep up with health district standards.Palermo's Pizza, named after the famed Sicilian city, has fallen from grace with the Southern Nevada Health District.The pizzeria on Twain near Paradise got a demerit "C" grade at its Jan. 6 inspection.And as noted in the report, the facility has a history of failing to keep it's "A" grade during unannounced inspections.Darcy Spears: And we just kinda want to give you a chance to tell us what happened, why you got downgraded by the Health District.Faruk Sylejmani: I don't know why it happened because I wasn't here.Manager Faruk Sylejmani says he normally works the night shift, and he seemed confused when we ran down the list of what the Health District found, like food left uncovered and exposed to potential contamination.A fork with a dirty handle inside a container of cut tomatoes.And no labels or expiration dates on food in long-term storage, like chicken and ground beef. Inspectors say that is a repeat, major violation.Darcy: That's a pretty simple thing to keep stuff properly labeled and put those expiration dates on there, right?Faruk: Yeah it is, but I don't know what to say.Palermo's was using a food-debris-covered scoop for tomato sauce.And they were thawing chicken in standing water at an unsafe temperature."That all happened because the employees changed," Faruk explained. "Some of them, they don't listen. So you tell them this and instead they go their own way. So as soon as they start doing that, we show them where is the door. Bye bye."Inspectors also found a complete absence of sanitizer buckets and an extremely dirty handsink.Darcy: Have you talked about the health inspection?Faruk: Yeah, we talked about it. We finished everything. We promise we're gonna keep it clean, everything.Across town on West Charleston near the , the Terrible Herbst convenience store deli was shut down due to an imminent health hazard.There was no hot water so, among other things, employees couldn't properly wash their hands.Inspectors also found masculine fragrance spray stored on a table with hot dog buns, which might be nice if you need a spritz while preparing those gas station hot dogs, but it's against health regulations to store chemicals near food.Also, the inside of the ice machine was covered in black growth.And the creamer cabinet and straw container were both dirty.Terrible's convenience store deli was closed for four days before re-opening with a zero-demerit "A" grade. Palermo's Pizza is back to an "A" grade as well.
January 22, , pm
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Next Dirty Dining: Mr. Sandwich & Dulce Donuts
Previous Dirty Dining: Palermo's Pizza receives 'C' grade
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- There's no nice way to say this: It's a roach-fest on Dirty Dining this week.Salo Salo means "family style," and judging by the health district's pictures, they're certainly living up to their name. The health inspector found whole roach families at Salo Salo Grill.As a result of that and much more, the Filipino restaurant on South Jones racked up 36 demerits and a "C" grade at its Jan. 8 inspection."I'm very, very upset with the outcome of the inspection," said owner Marie Lim.Lim takes a realistic approach to the roach situation."What about the roaches? We both agree the picture looks bad. What do you tell customers about that?" asked Contact 13's Darcy Spears."Oh yes, I definitely I won't lie. Tell me every restaurant there is that doesn't have those insects," said Lim.She said the roach motel was up here on top of the water heater. Next to the fly zapper."But it's not on the food itself," she emphasized.As for the food, fish, beef, pork, chicken and sauces in the fridge weren't labeled or dated. "We were just in the middle of prepping and she did not give us enough time to label those things."A lot of those things were at unsafe temperatures. A repeat violation according to the report.In fact the whole fridge unit was red-tagged.There was also food stored on the floor to cool."The pot was so hot, and obviously when it's so hot and heavy, all they need to do is just put it on the floor and just ready for the cart, to be put on the cart."The dishwasher was being used without sanitizer. Lim said they didn't know the unit had run out.But the health report shows stuff being washed in the sink wasn't being sanitized either.Lim blames most of their problems on the health inspector."I feel this is more of a discrimination. When she came in, she came in unaccordingly, not introducing herself, just barged in the kitchen. And I think her main target is to find something else that she could complain about."We found areas of the kitchen that didn't look too clean.And we caught a violation in progress. Employees are not allowed to handle ready-to-eat food with their bare hands.As for what else the inspector found? Cracked and broken ceiling tiles and walls dirty with build-up."I don't know what she meant by dirty walls," said Lim. "Maybe she has a different meaning of being dirty and clean."Salo Salo has to attend a supervisory conference with the health district before they can be reinspected. At that conference, the owner said they plan to request a new health inspector. For now, they still have a C grade.
January 29, , pm
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Next Dirty Dining: New Dragon Buffet
Previous Dirty Dining: Salo Salo Grill
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A sandwich shop that can't seem to stay clean, and donuts that come with a stinging surprise. It's time for Dirty Dining with Contact 13 Chief Investigator Darcy Spears.Mr. Sandwich made its Dirty Dining debut just three months ago with a demerit "C" grade.This time, the health district found 40 reasons to write them up, leaving the eatery on Maryland Parkway across from UNLV one demerit shy of shutdown at their Jan. 15 inspection.Owner Dan Nguyen said he'll talk to us if we step outside the restaurant so as not to "freak out" his customers.Darcy Spears: What's going on? Why do you keep having trouble with the Health District? Dan Nguyen: Basically because we have an issue with a manager here.The manager? His wife."Me and my wife was fighting a lot so I left. Anytime I left, there's a problem."He said they're working together now so he's here all day, every day.When he wasn't there, inspectors found bean sprouts, shrimp and rice at unsafe temperatures. Employees not using soap when they washed their hands. Old, dried food debris on the mixer and utensils.Darcy: You look at the picture and it hadn't been cleaned in a little while. Dan: Actually, they're cleaned daily. They clean every time but they hadn't got to the detailed cleaning, but I made sure those got a detailed cleaning.Lots of food was uncovered and exposed to potential contamination.Cooked pork, soup and raw fish were in the cooler with no date labels.Darcy: So they don't know when it was made or if it's expired. Who's responsible for that? Dan: That is one person in the back and he blame it on he's too busy. Darcy: That can't be OK with you. Dan: No, it's not, it's not.They were using milk crates as storage racks and storing food equipment directly on the floor.And they obviously know there's a pest problem, because they've got a can of raid in the kitchen. Household pesticides are not permitted in restaurants."Since last time it happened, I was here all day. I was here all day, every day, so everything has been changed," Nguyen said.Actually, everything hadn't changed when inspectors came back on Tuesday.Mr. Sandwich failed re-inspection for repeat violations and was shut down.We've got one imminent health hazard closure to talk about.If you ate at Dulce Donuts around Jan. 18, your sweet treat might have delivered a sting.The bakery on Decatur and Washington was shut down by the Health District to due "gross unsanitary conditions" in the form of a pest infestation.While that usually means roaches, in this case it was bees.Inspectors found about ten live bees and up to dead ones in the kitchen.Some were landing on open food and one was in the donut case.The health district shut them down and ordered them to hire a commercial pest control service.The third time was a charm for Mr. Sandwich. Health inspectors were back there Wednesday morning, and they were able to reopen with an "A" grade. Dulce Donuts has also reopened with an "A."
February 5, , pm
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Next Dirty Dining: Minato Japanese Restaurant in Laughlin
Previous Dirty Dining: Mr. Sandwich & Dulce Donuts
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Buffet restaurants seem to have a tough time with the Southern Nevada Health District. The one on this week's Dirty Dining is no exception.This week's report begins where many Dirty Dining's have begun before. With roaches. Lots of roaches. Multiple, multi-generational roaches throughout the entire facility at New Dragon Buffet on North Nellis.Action News spoke to Owner Eric Chung about their creepy crawly problem, "The daytime, they keep coming out, the customers see it.""What do customers say when they see a cockroach running through the buffet?" asked Darcy Spears. "Oh! They so pissed off. So mad," said Chung.He blames their former pest control company and said their new one is sealing gaps and replacing baseboards to prevent the roaches from coming in.New Dragon Buffet's demerit "C" grade was also the result of some really dirty conditions.Inspectors found heavy grease build-up from floor to ceiling. Excessive debris on the walls, the hand sink faucet handles, a scoop and a knife."That's not a clean kitchen," said Darcy. "The thing is because we short a lot of people on that moment. But now is already correction," said Chung.Putting it bluntly, Chung said, "We totally screwed up."The ice machine is a prime example of that, black mold and pink slime. "Yes. That's been taken care of already," said Chung.Inspectors found a ton of food at improper temperatures. From cooked chicken and beef to cut melon and tapioca pudding."They thought we leave it outside and nobody care. No. We do care."All of it had to be discarded.Chung said the food temperatures were all safe, but a language barrier prevented his employees from explaining that to inspectors."We have three new employees. We have not enough time to train them yet."Chung said he's working hard to change all that."These are the health district's pictures. You've got those hung up," said Darcy. "Yes, I hang up all those, just keep reminding people. Take a look every day," answered Chung.The imminent health hazard closure this week was the Rika Arepa Express mobile truck at the Springs Preserve. It was shut down by health inspectors because it didn't have hot water.New Dragon Buffet was shut down Wednesday morning after failing its re-inspection. The Rika Arepa food truck quickly fixed their problem and reopened the same day with a zero-demerit "A."
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Angelinas Pizza, Seven Hills Drive, Henderson, received 20 demerits April Violations included medicine stored on food shelf. GRADE: B.
Ben Jerrys, Sunset Station, W. Sunset Road, Henderson, received 34 demerits April Violations included employee returning to work without washing hands. GRADE: C
Blizz Frozen Yogurt, Luxor, Las Vegas Blvd. South, received 20 demerits April Violations included all hand sinks blocked. GRADE: B
Cafe Aquarium, Neiman Marcus, Fashion Show Mall, Las Vegas Blvd. South, received 11 demerits April Violations included employees could not name three of five symptoms of foodborne illness. GRADE: B
Cafe Bar, Neiman Marcus, Fashion Show Mall, Las Vegas Blvd. South, received 16 demerits April Violations included sanitizer solution too weak. GRADE: B
China Tango Bistro, Bicentennial Parkway, Henderson, received 13 demerits April Violations included dish machine sanitizer too strong. GRADE: C because of repeat critical or major violation.
Chow King, Seafood City, S. Maryland Parkway, received 27 demerits April Violations included sanitizer at toxic level. GRADE: C
Cicis Pizza, E. Cheyenne Ave., North Las Vegas, received 15 demerits April Violations included dirty can opener. GRADE: B
Cocos, E. Tropicana Ave., received 39 demerits April Violations included improper hand-washing procedures. GRADE: C
Cosmopolitan service bar 2, Las Vegas Blvd. South, received 18 demerits April Violations included cocktail servers handling dirty glassware and then scooping ice into clean cups. GRADE: B
Daddys Delights, Western Ave., received 25 demerits April Violations included foods held at improper temperatures. GRADE: Closed because of repeat critical or major violation. The facility was reinspected the same day, received three demerits and was upgraded to an A.
Einstein Brothers Bagels, S. Maryland Parkway, received 30 demerits April Violations included slimelike residue on soda nozzle. GRADE: C
Emperors Garden, Spring Mountain Road, received 16 demerits April Violations included floors and drains very dirty. GRADE: B
Fellinis, Stratosphere, Las Vegas Blvd. South, received 31 demerits April Violations included bare-hand contact with ready-to-eat food. GRADE: C
Flavors Buffet American station, Harrahs Las Vegas, Las Vegas Blvd. South, received eight demerits April Violations included lighting too dim. GRADE: B because of repeat critical or major violation.
Flavors Buffet Italian station, Harrahs Las Vegas Las Vegas Blvd. South, received nine demerits April Violations included lighting too dim. GRADE: B because of repeat critical or major violation.
Imperial Spa Restaurant, E. Sahara Ave., received 23 demerits April Violations included food stored in walk-in cooler under condensate leak. GRADE: C
In N Out Burger, W. Sunset Road, Henderson, received 18 demerits April Violations included vegetable slicer, ice machine and stored utensils dirty. GRADE: B
Italian Delights, E. Craig Road, received 20 demerits April Violations included sanitizer solution too strong. GRADE: B
Kapampangan Sisig Restaurant Buffet, E. Charleston Blvd., received 20 demerits April Violations included hand sink being used as prep/thaw sink. GRADE: B
Kapit Bahay Filipino Fast Food, Hawaiian Marketplace, Las Vegas Blvd. South, received 52 demerits April Violations included employee washed hands and put on used gloves. CLOSED
Le Provencal, Paris Las Vegas, Las Vegas Blvd. South, received 27 demerits April Violations included foods held at improper temperatures. GRADE: C
Le Provencal exhibition kitchen, Paris Las Vegas, Las Vegas Blvd. South, received 14 demerits April Violations included tongs stored in cooks belt. GRADE: B
Maggianos Little Italy main kitchen cooks line/salad prep, Fashion Show Mall, Las Vegas Blvd. South, received 20 demerits April Violations included bread crumbs and lemon zesters stored at hand sink. GRADE: B
Maggianos Little Italy production kitchen, Fashion Show Mall, Las Vegas Blvd. South, received 27 demerits April Violations included employee drink stored open over onions and dry food items. GRADE: C
Mangos main bar, Vegas Drive, received 10 demerits April Violations included ashtrays provided, and customer smoking during inspection. GRADE: B
McDonalds, Southern Highlands Parkway, received 20 demerits April Violations included improper handwashing procedures. GRADE: B
Metro Pizza prep kitchen, W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Henderson, received 11 demerits April Violations included moldy strawberries. GRADE: B The facility was reinspected April 30, received 21 demerits and was downgraded to a C because of a repeat critical or major violation.
Mirage Casino service bar 2, Las Vegas Blvd. South, received 19 demerits April Violations included live insects crawling and flying inside of cabinet. GRADE: B
Omelet House Summerlin, N. Rampart Blvd., received 25 demerits April Violations included foods held until some were discolored and others dried out. GRADE: C
Outback Steakhouse, W. Craig Road, received 20 demerits April Violations included uncovered foods in several areas. GRADE: B
Robertos Taco Shop, S. Rancho Drive, received 20 demerits April Violations included food handler working on floor drain, then rearranging raw beef thawing in sink. GRADE: B. The facility was reinspected April 30, received seven demerits and was upgraded to an A.
Royal Links Golf Course restaurant, Vegas Valley Drive, received 19 demerits April Violations included cookies for customer self-service not protected from contamination during dispensing. GRADE: B
Shuseki Japanese Restaurant, sushi bar, Spring Mountain Road, received 13 demerits April Violations included lack of consumer advisory for undercooked items. GRADE: C because of a repeat critical or major violation.
Springs Preserve Cafe, restaurant, S. Valley View Blvd., received 16 demerits April 24 and was downgraded to a C for a repeat violation. The facility was reinspected April 27, received zero demerits and was upgraded to an A.
Sushi in Summerlin, W. Cheyenne Ave., received 20 demerits April Violations included water at hand sink too hot to use. GRADE: B
SushiSamba restaurant, Palazzo, Las Vegas Blvd. South, received 17 demerits April Violations included dishwasher not being operated correctly. GRADE: B
SushiSamba sushi bar, Palazzo, Las Vegas Blvd. South, received 10 demerits April Violations included floor under counters dirty. GRADE: B
Toby Keiths I Love This Bar Grill, Harrahs Las Vegas, Las Vegas Blvd. South, received 35 demerits April Violations included fruit flies in multiple parts of kitchen area and service station. GRADE: C
Vue Bar, The D Las Vegas, Fremont St., received 16 demerits April Violations included coin container used for storing cut fruit in cooler. GRADE: B
Wendys, S. Eastern Ave., received 15 demerits April Violations included headset stored in prep area next to food. GRADE: B
The following restaurants have been reinspected:
Burger King, Las Vegas Blvd. North, North Las Vegas, received five demerits April 26 and was upgraded to an A.
Burger King, S. Rainbow Blvd., received zero demerits April 24 and was upgraded to an A.
China A Go Go, Aliante Parkway, received six demerits April 25 and was upgraded to an A.
Chuck E. Cheeses, S. Eastern Ave., received one demerit April 6 and was upgraded to an A.
Crab Corner, S. Eastern Ave., received 10 demerits March 8 and was upgraded to an A.
Cuevas Meat Market restaurant, S. Boulder Highway, Henderson, received six demerits April 16 and was upgraded to an A.
Dees Donuts, N. Durango Drive, received five demerits April 24 and was upgraded to an A.
El Fastii Mexican Restaurant, Las Vegas Blvd. North, received two demerits April 26 and was upgraded to an A.
Florida Cafe Cuban Bar Grill, bar, Las Vegas Blvd. North, received seven demerits April 23 and was upgraded to an A.
Florida Cafe Cuban Bar Grill, restaurant, Las Vegas Blvd. North, received 10 demerits April 23 and was upgraded to an A.
Hash House A Go Go, Imperial Palace, Las Vegas Blvd. South, received nine demerits April 9 and was upgraded to an A.
Havana Grill, S. Eastern Ave., received three demerits April 17 and was upgraded to an A.
IP Burger Palace, Imperial Palace, Las Vegas Blvd. South, received seven demerits April 9 and was upgraded to an A.
Kobe Sushi restaurant, W. Flamingo Road, received seven demerits April 11 and was upgraded to an A.
Kobe Sushi sushi bar, W. Flamingo Road, received two demerits April 11 and was upgraded to an A.
La Costa Del Sol Restaurant, S. Nellis Blvd., received zero demerits April 6 and was upgraded to an A.
Mama Ds Pizza, E. Silverado Rancho Blvd., received 10 demerits April 19 and was upgraded to an A.
Marilyns Cafe hotline, Tuscany, E. Flamingo Road, received one demerit April 4 and was upgraded to an A.
McDonalds, E. Tropicana Ave., received 10 demerits April 4 and was upgraded to an A.
Medici service bar, Ravella at Lake Las Vegas, Lake Las Vegas Parkway, received one demerit April 12 and was upgraded to an A.
Numb Bar, Harrahs Las Vegas, Las Vegas Blvd. South, received one demerit April 17 and was upgraded to an A.
Payless Pizza Ribs, S. Decatur Blvd., received one demerit May 2 and was upgraded to an A.
Queen of Sheba restaurant, S. Decatur Blvd., received five demerits April 30 and was upgraded to an A.
Ravella at Lake Las Vegas meat prep, Lake Las Vegas Parkway, received zero demerits April 12 and was upgraded to an A.
Ravella at Lake Las Vegas garde manger, Lake Las Vegas Parkway, received one demerit April 12 and was upgraded to an A.
Royal Cuisine, S. Decatur Blvd., received nine demerits April 18 and was upgraded to an A.
Super B Super Burrito Taqueria, S. Eastern Ave., received five demerits April 6 and was upgraded to an A.
Sushi Bomb, restaurant, W. Cheyenne Ave., received four demerits April 24 and was upgraded to an A.
Sushi Bomb, sushi bar, W. Cheyenne Ave., received three demerits April 24 and was upgraded to an A.
Thai Food To Go, E. Desert Inn Road, received 10 demerits April 19 and was upgraded to an A.
Tinocos Kitchen Express, Las Vegas Club, 18 Fremont St., received nine demerits April 20 and was upgraded to an A.
Tokyo Sushi House restaurant, W. Cheyenne Ave., received nine demerits April 25 and was upgraded to an A.
Winchells Donut House, E. Tropicana Ave., received two demerits April 9 and was upgraded to an A.
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