Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Welcome To Court, Moe's!

If you've never eaten at a Moe's Southwest Grill, here's the deal. The chain uses names and quotes from TV shows and movies as the names for its dishes. My favorite is the "John Coctostan", a chicken or steak fajita whose name comes from one of Chevy Chase's aliases in the movie "Fletch". Anyway, there are paintings of famous singers, with slightly altered song lyrics, on the walls. When you walk through the door, you're greeted by the employees yelling "Welcome To Moe's!" Oh, and the food's good too.

Now, Moe's is being sued by the estate of late Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia for featuring a dish called the "Alfredo Garcia", and for displaying a painting of Jerry Garcia and an altered song lyric without permission. Never knew Deadheads were so litigious.

By the way, I think the name "Alfredo Garcia" also comes from the movie "Fletch", referencing the movie "Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia". The character Fletch has passed out in a hospital waiting room, and when asked if there's anything he needs, he replies:

"Do you have the Beatles White Album? Never mind, just bring me a cup of hot fat. And the head of Alfredo Garcia."