Actress Eva Longoria's "lady-friendly" Las Vegas strip steakhouse SHe by Morton's was shut down Wednesday for about a day after an inspection from the Southern Nevada Health District, reports Eater Vegas. The health department issued 21 demerits for health code violations during the visit to the restaurant, which is located inside the Shops at Crystal at the Aria, noting issues like "food cooled improperly, inaccurate thermometers, food held at the wrong temperature and more," says Eater Vegas.
The visit was a re-inspection following a previous April visit that earned the restaurant 32 demerits. The restaurant appears to have bounced back quickly, though — according to the AP, it was open for Thursday dinner service.
Longoria's foray into the restaurant and nightlife biz hasn't exactly been a smooth ride: the steakhouse, originally called Beso before being re-concepted as a collaboration with Morton's, had an adjacent nightclub sharing the moniker SHe that closed after just seven weeks in biz.
The remaining restaurant is Longoria's answer to the "annoyingly masculine" steakhouses that dominate the Vegas landscape, and features smaller-size steaks (called "SHe-Cuts," naturally), dessert menus outfitted with mirrors for makeup touchups, and "modern Art Deco design." It's certainly not the first (or last) steakhouse to try to market toward a female clientele; New York-based chain STK launched in 2006 with the tagline "Not your daddy's steakhouse" and has since expanded with six locations.