The Southern Nevada Health Department shut down Bob Taylor’s Ranch House at 6250 Rio Vista St. after finding a multi-generational cockroach infestation on Aug, 28 at the oldest restaurant in Las Vegas. Inspectors found cockroaches in the prep area and on the cook line. The agency issued demerits for dirty and greasy walls, floor drains, floor mats, and equipment as well. Expired heavy cream, red meats turning brown, clean dishes and utensils stored in dirty areas, and food such as tomatoes, onions, and pasta held at unsafe temperatures. The restaurant reopened on Aug. 30 with a zero-demerit A grade.
The health department shut down Niu Gu Noodle House at 3400 S. Jones Blvd. after finding a pest infestation on Aug. 31. The owners of the dumpling restaurant, which opened in 2015, sold it on Aug. 31. The imminent health hazard remains.
The health department also closed Kung Fu Tea at Fashion Show mall on Aug. 29 for no hot water. The restaurant reopened on Aug. 30 with a zero-demerit 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.
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