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Cease and Desist Forces Anticipated Barbecue Spot to Change its Name

Rustic East is now EastSide Tavern The Rustic, the Dallas restaurant, bar, and live music venue, wasn’t very happy about newcomer Austin barbecue spot Rustic East’s name similarity. So much so that it sent a cease and desist to the forthcoming restaurant over the title. Rather than deal with the legalities of the name, East will now be known as EastSide Tavern. Eater reached out to FreeRange Concepts, which owns The Rustic, but the group offered no comment.
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