Sunday, November 20, 2011

L.A. County Restaurant Closures

It's been about a month since the last one, so I decided to check the list and see who I missed last time around and who's been added to the Wall of Shame since then.  Here they are:

Work out, eat healthy, ingest contaminated crap anyway:
BALLY TOTAL FITNESS, 3531 W. Century Blvd., Inglewood CA 90303
Date closed: October 12, 2011
Date reopened: October 14, 2011
Reason for closure: Vermin harborage, vermin infestation

South Park called it:
CITY WOK, 10949 Ventura Blvd., Studio City CA 91604
Date closed: September 2, 2011
Date reopened: September 2, 2011
Reason for closure: No potable water supply or no hot water

That ain't wasabi!  Seriously, if you're eating at a place with the word "ugly" in its name describing its food, you deserve whatever they put in front of you:
UGLY ROLL JAPANESE CUISINE, 11128 Palms Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90034
Date closed: November 4, 2011
Reason for closure: Vermin infestation

I think the closure and critters are the least of this place's issues.  On the other hand, white supremacists have to eat too and it's important to know your clientele:
ARYAN CUISINE, 1126 S. Santee Street, Los Angeles CA 90015
Date closed: August 16, 2011
Date reopened: August 23, 2011
Reason for closure: Vermin harborage, vermin infestation

Karma is a bitch:
GOOD KARMA BEVERAGE, 4473 Sheila Street, Commerce CA 90040
Date Closed: August 30, 2011
Reason for Closure: No public health license

I was really surprised to see these next two hit the list.

Chan Darae is extremely popular with the locals.  It's near a couple of my former jobs and I've eaten there countless times.  Their food is fantastic, but I guess no one's perfect:
HOUSE OF CHAN DARAE, 1151 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028
Date closed: October 18, 2011
Date reopened: October 21, 2011
Reason for closure: Vermin harborage, vermin infestation

Definitely not in keeping with its image of upscale, gracious living:
WILLIAM SONOMA, 1112 Glendale Galleria, Glendale CA 91210
Date closed: October 5, 2011
Date reopened: October 7, 2011
Reason for closure: Vermin harborage, vermin infestation

By the way, if you'd like to check the rating for a particular restaurant, you can do so here.   And I wish you an early Happy Thanksgiving dinner with all the vermin-free trimmings!

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