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October Roundup of Restaurant Closures By The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

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Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 9:00 AM
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If you're paranoid about the cleanliness of restaurants or the grades given to them by the health department, this blog post might not do much to mitigate your fears. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health frequently publishes a list of restaurants closed either permanently or temporarily due to a number of factors including vermin infestation, sewage, and lapsed permits. Sure (animated) rodents are cute, but not so much when you're digging into a bean and cheese burrito at your neighborhood taco stand, or a sushi roll at an upscale Japanese restaurant. Pests don't discriminate. Turn the page for a list of October closures.

AAA Thai Market: 11127 Venice Blvd. 10, Los Angeles. Date Closed: October 6. Reason for Closure: No Public Health Permit.

A & M Tropical Food: 15530 Crenshaw, Gardena. Date Closed: October 28. Reason for Closure: No Public Health Permit.

A & P Patisaries: 5112 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. Date Closed: October 13. Date Reopened: October 18. Reason for Closure: vermin harborage and vermin infestation.

Ameci Pizza & Pasta: 4371 1/2 Woodman Ave., Sherman Oaks. Date Closed: October 7. Date Reopened: October 9. Reason for Closure: vermin harborage and vermin infestation.

A. Snack: 500 S Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles. Date Closed: October 5. Reason for Closure: vermin Harborage and vermin infestation.

Baba Grill: 14843-45 Burbank Blvd., Van Nuys. Date Closed: October 26. Date Reopened: October 28. Reason for Closure: vermin harborage and vermin infestation.

Bamboo Wok: 9550 Flair Drive, El Monte. Date Closed: October 7. Date Reopened: October 12. Reason for Closure: food to be pure & free of contamination, etc., and unsafe food temperature.

Chanitos: 1064 S Broadway, Los Angeles. Date Closed: October 28. Reason for Closure: vermin harborage and vermin infestation.

Dirdawa Cafe: 1120 W Florence Ave., Inglewood. Date Closed: October 25. Reason for Closure: vermin harborage and vermin infestation.

Dough Box: 11575 E Rosecrans Ave., Norwalk. Date Closed: October 28. Reason for Closure: vermin harborage and vermin infestation.

El Porvenir Mini Market: 1814 W 8th Street, Los Angeles. Date Closed: October 26. Reason for Closure: vermin harborage and vermin infestation.

El Quetzal Bakery: 713 S Hoover Street, Los Angeles. Date Closed: October 29. Reason for Closure: gross contamination of utensils/equipment, vermin harborage and vermin infestation.

El Torito Market: 3111 E Gage Ave., Huntington Park. Date Closed: October 8. Reason for Closure: vermin harborage.

Food Perfected: 2306 Cotner Ave., West Los Angeles. Date Closed: October 26. Reason for Closure: No Public Health License.

Happy House Seafood Restaurant: 18868 S Norwalk Blvd., Artesia. Date Closed: October 08. Date Reopened: October 16. Reason for Closure: vermin harborage and vermin infestation.

Haru Sushi: 2515 Torrance Blvd., #D, Torrance. Date Closed: October 27. Reason for Closure: No Public Health Permit.

Jerry's Flying Fox: 3724 W Martin Luther King Blvd., Los Angeles. Date Closed: October 7. Reason for Closure: vermin harborage and vermin infestation.

Jiquilisco Restaurant #2: 1811 W. 7th Street, Los Angeles. Date Closed: October 13. Reason for Closure: vermin infestation.

La Canada Meat Market: 709 S Hoover Street, Los Angeles. Date Closed: October 26. Reason for Closure: gross contamination of utensils/equipment; vermin harborage; and vermin infestation.

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