Home Tags Ilan Hall

Tag: Ilan Hall

Ilan Hall maintains something of a public persona, as the spirited host of Esquire’s bracket-style cooking competition, Knife Fight, but he’s hardly the cocksure Top Chef winner that many of us remember. Nor is he only the purveyor of bacon-wrapped matzoh balls, “peas many ways,” Vidalia onion-studded brownies, and other highly conceptualized dishes, that all but defined his LA-to-Brooklyn transplant of the Gorbals. Nowadays, since transforming his avant-gardish Williamsburg eatery into the relaxed Israeli barbecue spot,...
One day in 2009, Rachel Coleman was sitting in a hotel conference room in Manhattan with two companions: a friend, Theresa Smith, and a bowl of cottage cheese mixed with pasta—her own version of macaroni and cheese. She was there for hours and hours, patiently waiting. Coleman was 24 years old, had her black hair cut into a shaggy bob, wore big rose-framed glasses, and was living in Bushwick. She’d brought the food, based...
Hey there, Brooklyn—are you ready for bacon-wrapped matzoh balls and silken tofu made with pigs blood? Because Top Chef Season Two-winner Ilan Hall has finally opened the Williamsburg outpost of his LA sensation, The Gorbals, inside of the Urban Outfitters concept store known as Space Ninety 8.  After ascending an industrial staircase, winding past home goods and the woman’s and menswear departments (they’re doing awfully cute things with knit) revelers packed the tri-level space —...
Plans were released about a month ago for Urban Outfitters' forthcoming, inevitable concept store at 98 North 6th St., and along with the news that that they'd managed to lock down their elusive liquor license came the detail that the in-house restaurant would be a version of L.A.'s trend The Gorbals. Today Eater confirms the news with a photo of the space's signage, which prominently includes the restaurant's name. And now that we stop think about...

SUBSCRIBE TODAY!