Monday, October 10, 2011

L.A. County Restaurant Closures

I haven't done this in ages, in fact I think the last time I did it was on the old blog.  That being the case, it's been way too long, so let's visit the most recent list of L.A. Country Restaurant Closures, shall we?

According to their website, Caffe Primo is a trendy celeb favorite.  Or at least it was before this happened:
CAFFE PRIMO, 8590 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood CA 90069
Date closed: September 6, 2011
Date reopened: September 8, 2011
Reason for Closure: Vermin harborage, vermin infestation

I totally read this as "Lorena Bobbitt House", so as far as I'm concerned it's just as well they shut it down:
LORENA KABOB HOUSE, 1547 Grande Vista Ave., Los Angeles CA 90023
Date Closed: September 19, 2011
Date Reopened: September 21, 2011
Reason for closure: Gross contamination of utensils/equipment, vermin harborage, vermin infestation

Not any more!
HAPPY BAKERY, 5165 E. Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90022
Date closed: September 13, 2011
Date reopenend: September 15, 2011
Reason for closure: Vermin harborage, vermin infestation

Not related to the network, but screwing up just as much:
NBC SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, 404 S. Atlantic Blvd., Monterey Park CA 91754
Date closed: September 21, 2011
Date reopened: September 22, 2011
Reason for closure: Serious/repeat violations or interfering with Inspector, unsafe food temperature

Insert obvious joke here:
ROUGE GENTLEMEN'S CLUB, 14626 Raymer Street, Van Nuys CA 91405
Date closed: September 16, 2011
Date reopened: September 18, 2011
Reason for closure: Vermin harborage, vermin infestation

Being part of a famous chain doesn't give you an edge.  The current list of shame includes Boston Market (Monterey Park), Chipotle (Palmdale), Denny's (Van Nuys), Domino's (Bellflower), Jack in the Box (Carson), Johnny Rockets (Alhambra), KFC (La Puente), McDonald's (San Pedro), Panda Express (Studio City), Pizza Hut (Torrance), Popeye's (Hawthorne), Subway (on Sunset in Los Angeles) and *gasp* Starbucks (Hacienda Heights).

Don't forget to check those letter grades when dining out.  Happy eating!

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