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The return of the Gorbals: 'Top Chef' Ilan Hall's restaurant to reopen Saturday

November 3, 2009 |  9:00 am

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After opening at the end of August only to be shut down nearly a week later due to a citation for an equipment violation involving the boiler system, "Top Chef" Ilan Hall's downtown restaurant the Gorbals will reopen Saturday.

Here's the skinny from a Gorbals rep:

"Good news: After an arduous permit journey, the Gorbals finally has every single one signed, sealed, and  delivered -- double-checked this past Friday! The restaurant could feasibly open anytime this week (they are hosting private parties in the interim), however Ilan has to retrain the staff and will officially relaunch on Saturday, Nov. 7, and will begin taking reservations that day as well going forward."

Hall will also be offering 50% off to L.A. Department of Building and Safety employees who present ID, just to show that there are no hard feelings. Here's what he has to say:

"What a journey! We are thrilled to be relaunching 100% this Saturday and especially want to thank all of our guests for their continued support. There's some fun stuff planned i.e. artisanal Scotch pairing dinners, Hannukah dishes (guess what's going in the latkes!!), and great deals for Art Walk. I invite everyone to come in and have some Scotch with me!"

-- Jessica Gelt 

Photo: Stefano Paltera / For The Times

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