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2009_11_ilan.jpgIn a long Q&A session rife with adventures in metaphors, season two winner Ilan Hall is revealed to be a mushy ball of bacon-wrapped matzah: "But the 'weird connection' he last felt with the Holy Land reveals that maybe he’s just like his matzah balls: oozing with heresy on the outside, but a soft, mushy Jewish soul on the inside." More importantly, after a run-in with the health department, his restaurant (The Gorbals) in Los Angeles is finally set to reopen this weekend after a few months dark. [JJ]

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