The New York Times food critic Sam Sifton clued me in yesterday that despite denials, whale meat harvested by Japan was sold in the U.S. and Korea. BBC has the story.
The LA eatery in question is the sushi joint out at Santa Monica Airport. For shame, the BIGGER story is the continued trafficking in endangered species practiced by a handful of Japanese fishing companies. Disgraceful. Next thing you'll tell me is that there is something wrong with Cargill's practice of ammoniating and liquidizing beef.