Tom Catherall is changing the name of his Virginia-Highland restaurant from TomTom to Taco Cowboy due to legal battles with the Here to Serve Restaurants group. Photo: Becky Stein
Chef Tom Catherall is opening Taco Cowboy at 5 p.m. tonight in Virginia-Highland, less than a week after announcing legal drama with the restaurant that came before it.
Catherall was forced to change the name of Tom Tom, which previously occupied the space at 1000 Virginia Ave. NE, due to ongoing legal battles with Here to Serve Restaurants.
The most recent court hearing determined that rights to the name Tom Tom were owned by Here to Serve.
Catherall’s ex-wife, Leigh Catherall, is the president and COO of Here to Serve Restaurants. All Here to Serve restaurant shut down en masse about a year ago.
Along with the name change comes a change in concept, with the menu moving from upscale American to more casual Mexican.
Take a look at the menu here:
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