Restaurant Report Care: Foul-smelling fish, mildew
Updated On: May 08 2014 05:47:06 PM CDT
The fish at the Golden Corral on the Gulf Freeway near Fuqua didn't pass one health inspector's smell test. He wrote that he "found fish an employee was about to cook with a foul odor." The fish was discarded because the inspector said it was "not safe for human consumption."
"Can you just tell us what was up with that fish?" Local 2 consumer expert Amy Davis asked the restaurant's manager as he escorted her out of the business.
"Just the water," he replied.
"The water was foul, but the fish wasn't bad?" Davis asked. The manager shook his head, confirming that is what he meant.
At the Pappas Bar-B-Q at 8777 Main Street, there were several small roaches crawling under a food preparation table in the kitchen.
Inspectors saw fruit flies and gnats behind the kitchen door at Seasons 52 in City Center.
There's something growing at Panda Garden at 5534 Weslayan, but it's not vegetables for the stir fry. Inspectors noted black mildew in the ice machine.
Our A+'s this week go to Jenni's Noodle House at 602 East 20th Street and Café Kubo's Sushi at 9889 Bellaire. Both restaurants had spotless inspections.
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 http://www.hcphes.org/eph/foodcomplaint.ht 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 http://www.hcphes.org/eph/complaints.htm.
* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
* 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.
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