Ilan Hall to Open Tapas Truck in L.A.; Chefs Keep on Blogging

Top Chef champ Ilan Halls rumored L.A project is now a restaurant truck that serves tapas and has a foldout bar. [MSNBC]
Related: For Ilan Hall, a Taco Shack of Ones Own

The president of Westland/Hallmark Meat Co., the California beef company responsible for the largest meat recall in American history, acknowledged yesterday the illegal slaughter of sick cows at his plant after a congressional panel forced him to watch the undercover video depicting the abuse. [WSJ]

Chefs blogs keep getting better and better, and there are increasingly more and more of them. At what point are they all just going to leave the kitchen and become full-time bloggers? [LAT]

Blind Tiger, Pacific Standard, and Southpaw are among the bars where you can order a pint of the new microbrew Hop Obama, which is in no way affiliated with the senators presidential campaign. [Zagat Buzz]

Another victory for foie gras lovers: The Maryland legislature has just dropped plans to ban it in the state, not that it would make much of a difference. [Insatiable Critic]

The $1.5 million bill for the produce carts that will soon be popping up in the citys poorest neighborhood is being footed by a private donor. [NYDN]