The boyfriend's family has been in the restaurant business for many years. Sometimes I ask him questions that I probably shouldn't -- questions like, "Do all restaurants have cockroaches?" He told me that most restaurants have cockroaches at one time or another -- that it is pretty much an inevitability. Food/supplies are delivered from many sources, and if those sources have even one cockroach or one egg in their delivery, they pass the fun on to the restaurants that they supply. UGGHHHHHHHHHHH. This mortifies me beyond belief. But the boyfriend mentioned that if I am ever concerned about this issue (or about any restaurant in particular), I can check the LA County Department of Public Health website which provides a listing of weekly restaurant closures (the listings include the restaurant name, address, closure dates, and reasons for closure). The boyfriend said he checks this list regularly and makes note of restaurants that should be avoided. UGHHHHHHHHHHHH.
P.S. If you click the links above, you will see that many of the restaurant closures are due to VERMIN HARBORAGE and VERMIN INFESTATION. HURL!!!!!