NEW YORK Pearl Oyster Bar in lower Manhattan, but nothing rankled her more than when her former sous chef opened Ed’s Oyster Bar less than a mile away. —Chef-owner Rebecca Charles had become accustomed over the years to other operators trying to imitate her successful Finding Ed’s to be too similar to her 10-year-old establishment—from the paint colors and furniture design to the white marble bar and Caesar salad dressing—Charles sued her former employee, Ed ...

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