There are a lot of new dining options in downtown Houston from tapas to sushi and even Italian, but this week, quite a few downtown eateries got dinged by health inspectors and ended up in this week's Restaurant Report Card.
Inspectors say cooked potatoes, tomatoes, mushrooms and cheese were not safe for human consumption at Table 7 Bistro in the 700 block of Fannin. They condemned seven pounds of food kept overnight at the wrong temperature.
At Capitol Bar in the 2400 block of Main, inspectors found a colorful array of slime, including pink and green slime in the ice machine. They ordered the staff to clean it out.
German cockroaches invaded Crave Sushi in the 2900 block of Travis. Inspectors found an infestation including roaches of all sizes.
If small plates are more your style, you'll want to know Majorca Bistro and Tapas in the 200 block of Gray was forced to throw out 61 pounds of cooked vegetables, beef, chicken and fish. Inspectors say it wasn't safe for human consumption.
Legend has it that ghosts haunt the Spaghetti Warehouse in the 900 block of Commerce. But inspectors were a little more concerned about the pasta that wasn't safe to eat. They condemned 35 pounds of it, kept overnight at the wrong temperature.
Perfect scores this week go to Arby's in the 12000 block of Westheimer and Guidry's in the 3500 block of Tierwester. Both restaurants get an A+ for a spotless inspection.