First he was going to open a "restaurant truck that serves tapas" in East Hollywood, then he was ready to seriously take on the LA dining scene---"I want to be where chefs are welcome...there's space for new places and things that people haven't seen here..."---now the rumor is Top Chef winner Ilan Hall is going back to New York. If true, what chased him off? The city's notorious red tape, the commute, the thought that maybe LA isn't such a push-over food town after all? Or was it the fact that we, too, have bloggers? Curious. [ELA/Grub Street]
Ilan Hall Not Loving LA?
by Lesley Balla
It’s a big day for (mostly) fine dining chefs and restaurants around greater Los Angeles