"There is so much misinformation about the strike rules that is generating nervousness," said John Gary, a screenwriter who was the only person typing away at the Coffee Table in Silver Lake. Not far away at Intelligentsia, a coffee shop on Sunset Boulevard, only two laptops were in sight, neither of them belonging to movie or TV writers.
Colin Mahoney, the manager of Intelligentsia, confirmed that he was "seeing fewer people in here working."
True, there is the work-coffee connection. However, there’s another one: in a time of crisis, booze trumps lattes.