50 restaurants in Metro Vancouver (aka. the Greater Vancouver Regional District) have been closed for various health violations so far in 2008.

Is one of your favorite hangouts on the list? Only one way to find out (link to PDF file).

Thankfully, none of my favorite restaurants appear on the list. Although seeing California Hong Kong Cafe, which I regrettably visited earlier this year, was closed in early April for “Cockroach infestation” and “Unsanitary conditions” makes me want to puke. And they reopened 3 days after being closed? If my apartment in Toronto taught me anything, it takes a lot longer than that to completely get rid of cockroaches.