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Health Department Closes Two Restaurants with Sewage Problems

Plus a vegan restaurant earns 39 demerits

Neon sign that says “health inspected”
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Bradley Martin

The Southern Nevada Health District closed Black Mountain Grill, the 24-hour gaming lounge and restaurant at 11021 S. Eastern Avenue in Henderson, on November 12 after sewage backed up through the floor drains and flooded the restaurant. KTNV reports the restaurant self-reported the problem to the health district, closed, and notified a plumber, who fixed the issue on the same day, when it earned a zero-demerit A grade.

The health department shut down Cicis Pizza at 2415 E. Tropicana Avenue on November 16 after the Clark County Water Reclamation reported sewage in the parking area and alley. KTNV reports that the restaurant used towels to stop the flow of sewage and vacuumed waste into buckets that were dumped behind the location. The restaurant returned to a zero-demerit A grade on November 22.

Cafe No Fur, the vegan restaurant at 5115 Spring Mountain Road, earned a 39-demerit C grade on November 22 after a food-borne illness complaint. The health department found uncooked vegan meat held overnight at room temperature in a bucket, rice and boba held at unsafe temperatures, a sanitized bucket on a cutting board that staff was using, a dirty deli slicer, and hand-washing violations. The health department issued other demerits for a live cockroach in a dirty sink, spoiled mustard, floor drains filled with excessive food and grease, a dirty storage room filled with “chemicals, paint, bicycle parts and orange street cones,” and overall filthy conditions on the floors, walls, ceilings, shelves, and equipment, according to KTNV. The restaurant still has a C 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.

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Black Mountain Grill

11021 S. Eastern Avenue, Henderson, NV 89052 (702) 990-0990 Visit Website

Cicis Pizza

2415 E Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89121 (702) 898-2424 Visit Website

Cafe No Fur

5115 Spring Mountain Road, , NV 89146 (702) 912-9092 Visit Website