LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The bell announces our arrival at a place that remembers my face.
It's almost eerie as Darcy Spears enters China One on Craig and Decatur where she meets the same guy and gets the same "no comment" reaction.
"You remember me, don't you?" Spears asks cashier Ryan Lin, who nods. "This is my card... again. And we're back because of that 39-demerit C grade."
China One's first time on Dirty Dining was over a 40-demerit C grade on April 8. Its July 24 inspection was only one demerit cleaner.
"We really want to give you guys a chance to explain why this keeps happening," Spears said." Maybe you feel like the Health District is picking on you? You don't want to talk?"
Lin acknowledges that he's in charge but quickly ducks away, saying he doesn't want to be on camera.
Health inspectors documented improper handwashing after an employee handled trash and dirty dishes.
In the fridge, they found expired sauce that was nearly two weeks old and tub of noodles that was three weeks old.
Food prep surfaces and all kitchen equipment was dirty and there was an excessive amount of flies in the dining area and rear food prep area.
Since he doesn't want to talk, we ask Lin to call the general manager, but he refuses.
We left a card and left the restaurant but never heard from anyone.
Other violations that threaten public health included raw chicken improperly covered, raw meat and shrimp at unsafe temperatures and dirty shelves and tables.
The inspector wrote that the entire facility was in need of deep cleaning and organization.
It was back to a zero-demerit A grade on July 29.
Another restaurant tied with China One for the highest demerits.
Grand Pizza on Alexander and Rainbow also got a 39-demerit C grade on its July 23 inspection.
In addition to lots of food at unsafe temperatures, inspectors saw a food handler touch raw ground beef then utensils and door handles.
There was expired tuna, expired ricotta cheese in use and two-and-a-half-week-old hard boiled eggs in the fridge for chef salad.
The can opener blade was crusted with old food, and the deli slicer, microwave and floors were called excessively dirty with deep cleaning required.
Grand Pizza still has a C. They say they're working on perfecting everything and hope to have their A grade back next week.
Thai Cuisine on Nellis and Bonanza was shut down July 24 for lack of adequate refrigeration.
All potentially hazardous foods in the fridge were in the temperature danger zone. The manager said the refrigerator failure was beyond their control and they worked quickly to fix it.
Inspectors also found expired crab rangoon that was nine days old as well as flies in the kitchen and sticky fly paper hanging directly over food prep areas. The manager said she didn't know that wasn't okay.
A brown sticky substance on a freezer shelf and dirty floors helped them rack up 24 demerits in addition to the imminent health hazard. The manager said everything is now clean and they were back to a zero-demerit A grade on July 25.
Click here to see the health report for China One
Click here to see the health report for Thai Cuisine
Click here to see the health report for Grand Pizza Restaurant