The Price of Eating Out?

Every month I read with great interest the list of the eating establishments closed by the Orange County Health Division. They always list the reason for the closure, and they can range anywhere from “no hot water source” to “rodent Infestation.” And usually, if they have had to close the place down, it means it was pretty bad. Bad enough that you probably wouldn’t really want to know the details, because it would gross you out.

So what would you do if you saw a restaurant that you frequent on the closure list? Would you go back, or would it depend on the reason?

For instance, the Cold Stone on Main St. in Orange was closed in August due to “cockroach infestation.” Is that on a totally different level than, let’s say Tutto Mare Restaurant on Newport Center Drive for “sewage overflow?”

Some days, I just don’t want to even think about the kind of stuff that goes on in restaurant kitchens.

5 Comments so far

  1. Spme Guy (unregistered) on September 25th, 2006 @ 12:19 am

    I’m not sure if I really want to see it, but here I go anyway: is this list available online? If not, how does one obtain it?

  2. Gary Kephart (unregistered) on September 25th, 2006 @ 8:09 am
  3. Travis (unregistered) on September 25th, 2006 @ 1:55 pm

    Fullerton College Cafeteria made this prestigious list. That’s good to know!

  4. Gina (unregistered) on September 25th, 2006 @ 2:06 pm

    I didn’t even see that one, Travis!

    And thanks, Gary, for putting up the link!

  5. Dave Share (unregistered) on September 25th, 2006 @ 3:34 pm

    You have to wonder. If Cold Stone had to be closed. What’s going on with the surrounding buisnesses? I doubt the roaches were only there for Cold Stone. Be sure to check your Rubio’s tacos!

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