Last week the Health Department more or less affirmed that “giving away” foie gras is a solid strategy for serving it without getting busted. The Sun-Times reports that Bin 36 was raided last week by city inspectors, who pretty much shrugged and left after discovering that the item was served as a “complimentary sidebar to another dish on the menu.”

So, is Joe Moore a sloppy sausage maker (pdf), or what?

Meanwhile, local foie gras scholar Michaela DeSoucey tipped us to this interesting story about a new duck liver controversy across the drink. Is it free range or artificial foie? You decide.