Dirty dining: Great China not so great in Vegas

Darcy Spears of KTNV, ABC Action News, Las Vegas, reports the Grand China or Great China restaurant on Ann Road near Tenaya, Las Vegas, was on Dirty Dining a little over a year ago. And though they’re under new management, they’re back with even more demerits.

Great China was one demerit shy of closure with a 40-demerit “C” ktnv_dirtydininggrade.

Inspectors found a potpourri of moldy garlic, tomatoes, lettuce and melon.  All of it was in the walk-in fridge.

Sam Wong talked to us about what inspectors found.

Darcy Spears: Why would you have stuff in your walk-in that’s all covered in mold?
Sam Wong: Uh, OK, it’s in the back, maybe, you know, a little bit out of date or something like that.
Darcy: Stuff gets shoved in the back and that’s why you didn’t know you had moldy stuff in there?
Sam: No, we always check and if there’s mold we throw them away.

The garlic, tomatoes, melon and lettuce only got thrown away after inspectors saw it.

We also asked him why they were using a paint brush for food prep?

Sam: Uh, we… never get attention on that one.  It’s just a brush, a brand new brush and he said not a paint brush, it has to be food brush.  So we correct it.

Great China has been re-inspected and is back up to an “A” grade.