Vintage "Kurt's Copy Cat Beer Garden" ashtray. Swiss born Kurt Rietmann had his "Copy Cat" lounge and beer garden on Fillmore St. in the early 60's. It featured live music nightly. In the 1980's Rietmann opened "Old Europe" German restaurant with Peter Buhrmann - the popular Bay Area German radio show host. "Old Europe" was located at 601 Eddy St in the Tenderloin and featured live accordion music Wed., Fri., and Sat. nights - Joe Smiell played here regularly.