10 Gross Violations at Celeb Restaurants

Even Ryan Gosling's restaurant is not necessarily safe

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 20, 2013 2:33 PM CDT

(Newser) – Thinking it might be fun to go out to eat at a celebrity-owned restaurant? Well, you might think twice about that idea after reading Radar's list of 20 health code violations found at such establishments. A sampling:

  • At the Chicago location of Pete Wentz's Angels & Kings Bar, inspectors found "a slimy surface" inside the ice machine, no sneeze guard on the buffet, and unprotected food, among other things.
  • There was a little problem with hazardous chemicals at Eva Longoria's Beso in LA, plus some ready-to-eat food possibly exposed to contamination.
  • Not even your drink is safe at Bill and Giuliana Rancic's RPM Italian in Chicago, where dirty soda gun dispensers were just one of the problems found.
  • Don't let your server touch your food at Gloria Estefan's Bongo Express, where investigators found the handwashing supplies provided were not sufficient.
  • Bachelor Brad Womack's Dogwood restaurant in Austin got a concerning score of 72 out of 100 on a recent inspection. Let's just say that's not good.

  • At basketball star Yao Ming's Yao Restaurant & Bar in Houston, even your dishes might not be safe: Inspectors found the dishwasher wasn't clean.
  • Lots of things, including food contact surfaces, were found to be dirty at Gladys Knight's Chicken & Waffles in Atlanta, plus inspectors found improperly labeled food and dates not marked properly ... and a slew of other problems.
  • Ryan Gosling might be hot, but at his Beverly Hills restaurant, Tagine, inspectors found improper food temperatures, among other problems.
  • Another restaurant that had serious food temp issues: Mike Ditka's Chicago steakhouse, Ditka's.
  • Is that a hair in your soup? It just might be at Real Housewife Lisa Vanderpump's Villa Blanca in LA, where investigators found problems with employee hair restraints, clothing, nails, and rings, plus a host of other issues.
Click for the complete list, including the one celebrity-owned restaurant you may actually want to eat at—it got zero violations in its last inspection.

Actor Ryan Gosling attends the premiere of Focus Features' The Place Beyond The Pines at the Landmark Sunshine Theater on Thursday March 28, 2013 in New York.
Actor Ryan Gosling attends the premiere of Focus Features' "The Place Beyond The Pines" at the Landmark Sunshine Theater on Thursday March 28, 2013 in New York.   (Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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