Posts Tagged ‘Steptoe & Johnson’

Law & Odor

On the second day of the epic legal case of Lawyers v. Hamburgers, the lawyers’ attorney pushed the hamburger vendor’s expert witness a little too far. Nelson Dilg, a specialist in kitchen grease exhaust systems, was testifying via a pre-recorded video at the trial to determine whether kitchen fumes from Rogue States constitutes a nuisance […]

Defense Grills Steptoe’s Operations Manager Over Law Firm’s Approach with Rogue States

Defense attorney Gary Adler wanted to ask Vince Falcone, senior support operations manager for Steptoe & Johnson, if the law firm had contacted a host of local politicians and agencies to take a close look at Rogue States once lawyers started smelling burger fumes in their offices. The plaintiffs attorneys immediately objected on grounds of […]

A Tale of Two Exhaust Cleaning Systems

The afternoon session of the Rogue States trial, in which D.C. Superior Court Judge John M. Mott must decide whether the burger joint is legally a nuisance, was a spent arguing over the merits of the scrubber/vent system that owner Raynold Mendizabal installed to abate the smell that's annoying the lawyers over at Steptoe & […]

Trial Starts Today to Determine if Rogue States Burger Joint Is a ‘Nuisance’

Rogue States may be the first restaurant in history to be considered a "nuisance" just for grilling thick, juicy burgers over a wood flame, the very scent that makes the average non-vegetarian's mouth salivate like Pavlov's dog. Starting this morning, D.C. Superior Court Judge John M. Mott will hear arguments in a lawsuit, filed by […]

Rogue States Owner May Have Found a Way to Eliminate Its Juicy Burger Stench

Rogue States owner/chef Raynold Mendizabal and his landlord have tabled a plan to build an expensive venting system to reroute the Dupont Circle burger joint's beefy fumes directly to the roof.  It was apparently the only option that would appease Steptoe & Johnson, the neighboring law firm that had sued Rogue States and its landlord […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

D.C. Beer Week had a little of everything — and a lot of a hoppy beverages — but the beer nerd's answer to Restaurant Week still took a backseat to the District's other hot trend: food trucks. The Red Hook Lobster Pound truck continues to hog all the attention, but  Y&H readers also took an […]

Rogue States Owner Still Undecided Over His Immediate Future

As of this morning, Rogue States co-owner and chef Raynold Mendizabal was still undecided about the future of his hip, international burger joint. He met with landlord, TRT,  but couldn't reach a consensus on what to do after a judge gave Rogue States and TRT 30 days to stop venting grill fumes into a neighboring […]

Judge Orders Rogue States to Stop Stinking Up Nearby Law Firm

A D.C. Superior Court judge issued a preliminary injunction on Tuesday that gives upscale burger joint Rogue States 30 days to stop stinking up next-door neighbor, Steptoe & Johnson. The international law firm had earlier sued Rogue and its landlord for venting greasy smoke into a shared space between their buildings, where the fumes then […]