Ilan Hall Jokes About His Currently Concept-Less Second Restaurant

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Following up on a tip from Eater, Squid Ink asked Ilan Hall about his new restaurant plans. Ever trying to distance himself from a cuddly fan-base after winning Top Chef (dude’s like the Sonic Youth of cooking), Hall hilariously told the writers that he might name his restaurant “Osama Bin Laden” or “Bone, Tongs, and Hominy” and that it would be like NOMA crossed with CPK. He’s funny. Funnier still? Eater bought it! Update: They’ve since changed the story to be in on the joke. [Squid Ink]