DOH Chronicles covers restaurant inspections by the Southern Nevada Health District that earn 39 or more demerits. More than 40 demerits or an imminent health hazard calls for the immediate closure of a restaurant.
One restaurant earned 39 demerits while two others were shut down after the Southern Nevada Health District inspectors visited.
Kapit Bahay Filipino, the Filipino fast food restaurant at 4115 Spring Mountain Road, came within two points of being shut down by the Southern Nevada Health District after a routine inspection on July 6.
KTNV reports that the restaurant, which last earned a C grade in May, earned 39 demerits for improper hand washing; pork belly, chicken stew, garbanzo beans, and raw chicken held at unsafe temperatures; rice stored under a dirty drain board; and more.
Makino, the sushi bar at 3965 S. Decatur Blvd., was shut down after a routine inspection on July 6 for a “multi-generational German cockroach infestation,” KTNV reports, citing roaches both dead and alive in the kitchen. The restaurant re-opened on July 9.
Food truck Antojitos Guayabitos was shut down July 6 for inadequate refrigeration, no hot water, and a wastewater tank leaking onto the ground. The food truck was back up and running on July 11 with an A grade.
The health district conducts unannounced inspections at least once a year. Inspections are posted online about five days after the inspection. The Southern Nevada Health District routinely shuts down restaurants that receive more than 40 demerits. Restaurants have the option of requesting a re-inspection before the next scheduled inspection.
• All DOH Chronicles [ELV]