I was glancing at the home page of the San Francisco Chronicle and saw some link to a matter that amuses me. Francis Ford Coppola is sueing a small restaurant in Novato for trademark infringement for the use of the word tavola (italian for table).
Sometimes re the Chronicle and a few other newspaper sites, I find the comments as interesting or more interesting than the article that triggered them.
I'm still reading the comments (something like 300 so far). Coppola is not doing very well, re where opinions are falling.
Several plan to go to the offending restaurant, Tavola Italian Kitchen, and one person mentioned the menu, so I checked it out. I've driven by Novato on the freeway countless times, but have never been in the town. Now I wanna go to that restaurant.
Here's the article:
Here's the menu:
I suppose to be fair I should give the menu of Coppola's Rustic too.
(Some of us a2kers had a good time one day in 2004 at his place in North Beach). Back later on the link to Rustic.
Apropos of infringement, I had an acquaintance - a guy who owned a Westwood hair salon, Tony Sassoon, who cut my hair once or twice, and later was my husband's barber - be sued by Vidal Sassoon for the use of his name, the place in Westwood called, I think, Sassoon's. In memory, Tony lost.