Camellia Grill, a dining landmark on South Carrollton Avenue, may have to go by another name after a recent court ruling that found the restaurant's owner in breach of a licensing agreement.Frankly, I've never been a huge fan of Camellia Grill. I know it has a certain sentimental value for deep Uptowners and probably for kids who first found it as Tulane students. But it's pretty much just another diner. And there are other, better diners in town.
On Wednesday, a civil district appeals court ruled that the restaurateur, Hicham Khodr, lost the right to use the Camellia Grill name and logo on the business that he bought from Michael Shwartz in 2006.
It's not terrible, of course. And, for what you pay there, it's probably "worth it." But mostly what they're selling there is the name. Sucks for them if they can't sell that anymore.