A Florida man has sued a Houston’s restaurant and its manager for failing to train servers to explain to patrons how to eat grilled artichokes, contending that their negligence led to his hospitalization and exploratory bowel surgery. Carvajal v. Hillstone Restaurant Group, Inc., No. 10-57757 CA 03 (Fla. Cir. Ct., 11th Cir., Miami Dade County, filed October 27, 2010). He alleges ordering a special item offered by a server, “which Plaintiff advised he had never seen or heard of previously.” According to the complaint, plaintiff Arturo Carvajal was not instructed that the outside portion of the leaf should not be eaten, although the restaurant “had a duty to use reasonable care with respect to the serving and explanation of items not described on the menu; which by their appearance as served appeared wholly consumable.” He is seeking damages in excess of $15,000.