I think this is a good trend for other restaurants to consider. Lots of establishments have email lists and maybe a newsletter. But a blog offers a medium to post information that has a longer shelf life, you don't have to be a subscriber, and it's available "on demand." Blogs are generally more informal and easier to update than regular websites, and they're a great place to help establish the personality of a restaurant.
A couple of other Howard County restaurants have blogs that I know of, including Sushi Sono and Tersiguel's. The Tersiguel's site in particular offers an insight into its chef, Michel Tersiguel, and others at the restaurant. I think it's a nice touch, especially for independently owned and operated establishments with family roots and a positive story. A restaurant blog can be an effective place to tell that story and build a little bit deeper relationship with customers. I'd like to see more of them.