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January Roundup of L.A. Health Department Restaurant Closures

It's that time again ... to learn about all the lovely critters lurking in our city's restaurants and grocers. Worms were found in a Westwood McDonalds burger last month, the Beverly Hills Courier reported. Though it may just be another found a finger-in-my-chili scheme. What we do know for certain is what's written on the L.A. County Health Department's website each month: who has been shut down for vermin harborage, sewage, gross contamination of utensils, etc. Looks like Stephen King Burger (see list after the jump) is sticking to its horror roots...

Got scary stories of your own? Write 'em in the comments.

Africa: 1001 1/2 N Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. Date Closed: December 16, 2010 Date Reopened: January 04, 2011. Reason for Closure: Vermin harborage & vermin infestation.

Bara Nara: 2740 W Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. Date Closed: January 11, 2011. Reason for Closure: No Public Health Permit.

Bembi's Market: 2528 S Grand Ave., Los Angeles. Date Closed: January 11, 2011. Reason for Closure: No potable water supply or no hot water.

Blink: 3377 Wilshire Blvd., 200, Los Angeles. Date Closed: January 04, 2011. Date Reopened: January 10, 2011. Reason for Closure: Vermin harborage & vermin infestation.

Casa De Tacos: 7300 Topanga Canyon Blvd #8, Canoga Park. Date Closed: January 26, 2011. Reason for Closure: vermin harborage.

Corona Ranch Market: 5903 S Main St., Los Angeles. Date Closed: January 18, 2011. Reason for Closure: Food to be pure & free of contamination, etc.; gross contamination of utensils/equipment; un-safe food temperature; vermin infestation.

**Reopened** Enoteca Drago: 410 N Canon Drive, Beverly Hills. Date Closed: January 28, 2011. Reason for Closure: No potable water supply or no hot water.

Fogata Salvadorena: 5615 E Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles. Date Closed: January 25, 2011. Reason for Closure: Vermin harborage & vermin infestation.

Gourmet India Foods: 12260 Washington Blvd., Whittier. Date Closed: January 20, 2011. Reason for Closure: No Public Health License.

Great Western Steak&Hoagie Co.: 1720 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. Date Closed: January 13, 2011. Reason for Closure: No potable water supply or no hot water.

The Griffin: 3000 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles. Date Closed: January 20, 2011. Date Reopened: January 22, 2011. Reason for Closure: Vermin harborage & vermin infestation.

The Gumbo Pot: 6333 W 3rd St., #312, Los Angeles. Date Closed: January 19, 2011. Date Reopened: January 21, 2011. Reason for Closure: Gross contamination of utensils/equipment; vermin harborage; and vermin infestation.

Kubar: 6669 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Date Closed: January 27, 2011. Reason for Closure: Vermin harborage & vermin infestation.

La Dona De Sinaloa: 2201 S San Pedro St., D, Los Angeles. Date Closed: January 27, 2011. Reason for Closure: Vermin harborage & vermin infestation.

Lord De Pastry: 4722 San Fernando Rd., Glendale. Date Closed: January 11, 2011. Reason for Closure: Vermin prevention/vermin harborage.

Mama Mia's Pizza: 2616 E Candlewood St., Lakewood. Date Closed: January 28, 2011. Reason for Closure: Vermin harborage & vermin infestation.

Manila Good-Ha Island In Paci: 8340 Van Nuys Blvd., Panorama City. Date Closed: January 26, 2011. Reason for Closure: Vermin harborage & vermin infestation.

Martinez Discount: 5150 S Main, Los Angeles. Date Closed: January 18, 2011. Reason for Closure: No Public Health Permit.

Pomodoro: 1393 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles. Date Closed: January 18, 2011. Date Reopened: January 20, 2011. Reason for Closure: Vermin harborage & vermin infestation.

Precious Babies Nutrition #2: 1725 W 7th St., Los Angeles. Date Closed: December 09, 2010. Reason for Closure: Vermin Harborage & vermin infestation.

S&S Donuts: 19427 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Date Closed: December 30, 2010. Date Reopened: January 03, 2011. Reason for Closure: Vermin Harborage & vermin infestation.

Snack Brake: 223 S Victory Blvd., Burbank. Date Closed: January 19, 2011. Reason for Closure: No Public Health License.

Stephen King Burger: 3312 W Florence Ave., Los Angeles. Date Closed: January 25, 2011. Reason for Closure: Vermin harborage & vermin infestation.

Varievades: 6418 S Western Ave., Los Angeles. Date Closed: January 06, 2011. Reason for Closure: No Public Health Permit.

Victory Produce Bakery: 10365 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills. Date Closed: January 12, 2011. Date Reopened: January 13, 2011. Reason for Closure: Sewage.

Zi Teresa: 6717 S Greenleaf Ave., Whittier. Date Closed: January 07, 2011. Reason for Closure: No Public Health Permit.

Zip Fushion Sushi: 744 E 3rd St., Los Angeles. Date Closed: January 11, 2011. Date Reopened: January 13, 2011. Reason for Closure: Vermin harborage & vermin infestation.


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