WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA9) - Small, brown mystery pellets at a Connecticut Ave. bistro, a repeat closure at a pizza place, and a "heavy" roach infestation at a Mexican restaurant are all part of this week's WUSA9 Food Alert on area restaurant closures.
See the video to judge for yourself.
Inspectors closed Lillies on Connecticut Ave, NE, New York Pizza on Florida Avenue, SE, and Taco Mex on Old Columbia Pike.
All the restaurants passed health department re-inspections and have reopened.
Our WUSA9 team spotted the mystery pellets at Lillies after it passed a re-inspection.
When we visited Lillies, workers told there was no one on duty licensed by the District in food safety, which is a violation inspectors noted in their closure report.
Inspectors also cited a dead mouse in the refrigerator and a worker touching ready to serve food with his bare hands.