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Manager blames lazy cook in latest Dirty Dining

Mr. Sandwich, Viet Bistro tie for dirtiest
Posted: 10:45 PM, Dec 13, 2017
Updated: 2017-12-14 21:34:55Z
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It's a tie for the dirtiest dining tonight as two restaurants rack up 39 demerits.

We begin with five-time repeat offender Mr. Sandwich on Maryland Parkway and Harmon.

Health inspectors found multiple dirty utensils stored as clean.  

There were also live flies and heavy food debris and grease build-up throughout the facility.

Manager John Nguyen blames the restaurant's latest C grade on a lazy cook who didn't follow management instructions.

"He told me it's busy, you know, during the lunch time it's very busy, and I say 'no, doesn't matter.'," Nguyen told Contact 13 Chief Investigator Darcy Spears.

"You've still got to keep clean and you've got to protect your customers," Spears replied.

"Yes, I agree," said Nguyen, "So we decide to let him go."

Viet Bistro on Grand Canyon and Flamingo also got 39 demerits, but instead of a C grade, it was shut down.  

The restaurant posted two of its own signs covering up the Health District's sign.  

One says 'Closed for renovation' and another handwritten sign says 'Closed--clean up.'

But the Health District's pink closure sign that you're supposed to be able to see is there because of gross, unsanitary conditions and repeat critical and major violations.

Cutting boards were soiled with black gunk.  

Tongs were hanging on an excessively dirty oven.  

The microwave, freezer, walls, ceilings and sides of equipment were all soiled.  

And pots were stored on a floor that's nothing short of filthy

We reached the restaurant owner on the phone. He said they couldn't properly clean the floor due to improper drainage and didn't clean in general because they're in financial trouble and don't intend to keep the restaurant open.

He said he's not making excuses and customers' health is important, but they just got to a point where they couldn't keep it up anymore.

Komol restaurant in Commercial Center on East Sahara was shut down for a cockroach infestation.

Inspectors say the facility was simply "Not maintained."  

The walls were soiled with grease, dead roaches and frass--which is defined as insect excrement.

The inspection resulted from a customer complaint about "Three roaches crawling around the table, plants and floor."

Inspectors counted about forty roaches, both dead and alive.

And finally, inspectors verified a complaint that Hwaro on Spring Mountain and Decatur had been without hot water for at least five days.  

Staff couldn't properly wash hands or dishes, but Hwaro stayed open to the public until the Health District shut it down.

Hwaro reopened with a nine-demerit A grade.  

Mr. Sandwich still has a C.  

And Komol is still closed but it's scheduled for re-inspection Thursday.
 

Documentation from Southern Nevada Health District

Weekly restaurant downgrade report for 11/27-12/3

Komol Restaurant inspection report 11/29