The Daily News reports that Daniel Boulud is suing the owners of the tavern for trademark infringement. Boulud's people apparently sent the owners a cease and desist letter in 2010, right after the Buffalo restaurant opened. The owners initially agreed to change the name, but never actually made the switch. A note on the bar's site reads: "Please be advised that Duke's Bohemian Grove Bar has no affiliation with DBGB Kitchen & Bar located at 299 Bowery St. in NY, NY."
But if you do find yourself in Buffalo, consider hitting up Duke's Bohemian Grove Bar on Friday afternoon, when they have a free happy hour buffet.
· Daniel Boulud Sues Buffalo Joint for Copying DBGB’s Name [NYDN]
· Duke's Bohemian Grove Bar [Official Site]
· All Coverage of DBGB [~ENY~]