Yelp doesn’t have to take down a libelous review of a law firm
Reversing a lower court decision, the California supreme court ruled yesterday 4-3 that Yelp doesn’t have to remove posts like one in question that was found to be libelous. The case involves an SF Lawyer and her firm, who (surprise surprise) brought suit when and angry client chewed them out with libelous claims on Yelp. The ACLU and the Electronic Frontier Foundation backed Yelp in the case, and lawyers argued that a 1996 federal law shields Yelp and other online platforms from responsibility for the comments of their users.
Parkside Diner bows out
The Bashful Bull Too has followed its older sibling, the Bashful Bull, to that great diner in the sky: Yelpers and fans report the restaurant at 3600 Taraval spot (between 46th and 47th Avenues in Parkside) has closed.
Rosemary fried chicken cubano announcement
Media Noche continues its guest chef pressed sandwich series (last month was 4505 Burgers & BBQ) with a fried chicken cubano from chef Fernay McPherson of Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement (located at the Emeryville Public Market). Her Rosemary Fried Chicken Cubano (as rendered by Media Noche chef Casey Rebecca Nunes) features vinegar slaw, Cajun aioli, and Crystal hot sauce. 10 percent of proceeds from sales (all through July) go to Family House SF, serving kids with life-threatening illnesses at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.
Ushi Taro arrives with beefy ramen
A new Inner Sunset ramen restaurant has arrived at 1382 9th Avenue: Ushi Taro. So far, Weekday hours appear to be 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., with Saturday and Sunday lunch hours of 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.