Rice Wars

The Rhode Island Supreme Court today upheld a lower court ruling that Cathay Cathay has an exclusive right to sell white rice at the Providence Place Mall. Japan Cafe had argued that, nuh-uh, it was selling parboiled rice, but apparently white rice is white rice.

Basmati rice, however, is—or rather, may be!—an entirely different item, and the high court has ordered a new trial to determine whether Gourmet India “knowingly contracting to sell white rice in violation of plaintiffs’ exclusive right to sell certain food items.”

This case is, of course, hilarious, but let’s agree at least that Cathay Cathay is the most delicious food at the Providence Place food court.

Rice Wars