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K-BBQ Factory brings more exceptional Korean barbecue to Duluth

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The grill in action at K-BBQ FactoryPhotograph by Jennifer Zyman. I am going to say something possibly scandalous, but I think Atlanta’s Korean barbecue scene rivals Los Angeles and New York. When I was growing up in Atlanta, it seemed like our only Korean options were Mirror of Korea on Ponce de Leon and Hae Woon Dae on Buford Highway. But now it feels as though a new Korean barbecue restaurant pops up every month, each with some newfangled kind of grill or just a different spin on the variety of side dishes offered. K-BBQ Factory is the latest offering from ...

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Octane Grant Park is now officially Revelator—and is launching a Korean pop-up

Source: Atlanta Magazine

A spread from the Anju pop-up at Revelator Grant ParkCourtesy of Revelator Coffee Birmingham, Alabama-based Revelator Coffee stunned the local coffee community when it acquired Atlanta’s Octane Coffee last spring. Since then, the companies have been quietly merging their operations and working to create consistency among their offerings. Octane founder Tony Riffel became Relevator’s director of retail. He and Revelator president Josh Owens have hired Shanna Mayo (formerly of Amer) as beverage director and Eli Kirstein (formerly of the Luminary) as Atlanta culinary director. In one of the first obvious examples of the conversion, Octane Grant Park is officially changing ...

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SouthGate Has a New Chef and a New Menu

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Korean gastropub SouthGate has gone through a few changes recently. Chef Matt Delatour has taken over for David Feola in the kitchen — and he’s updated the menu to make it his own. While Delatour is keeping customer favorites like Korean fried chicken wings, a bulgogi burger, bibimbap, and chicken katsu on the menu, he’s…

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Bored with salads? Try cold Asian noodles for lunch.

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The cold Sichuan noodles at Yummy SpicyPhotograph by Ted Golden I often find myself torn between eating big salads or Asian noodles for lunch. As fall and winter arrive, warm bowls of spicy noodles and broth will become more of a necessity than an option, but considering how long it actually takes for autumn to arrive in Atlanta (temperatures are predicted to be in the 80s for at least the next week), chilled noodles seem to be a more fitting option right now. The five Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese dishes below are on my permanent rotation—even when it’s 40 degrees ...

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Roving Korean Pop-Up Restaurant Returns to Philly for a Night of Korean Pancakes

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

After a successful Philly run at Pentridge Station beer garden in West Philly, Baltimore-based roving BYOB pop-up restaurant Haenyo is returning to Philly — this time to Fishtown, at Girard Bruncherie — for another night of Korean farm food goodies. Strangely enough, Girard doesn’t have pancakes on its menu. But come the evening of Saturday, September 23rd, Haeyno will serve up…

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A Blue Hill Vet Is Bringing a Korean Banchan Restaurant to Williamsburg

Source: Grub Street NY

When Sunny Lee was 8 years old, she sat her parents down in their suburban-Boston home and made an announcement: “I’m going to be a chef.” Her Greek mother, whose specialty was toast, and her Korean father, who dabbled in soups, took the news in stride. But seven years later, …

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Miss Gogi puts its own spin on Korean barbecue

Source: Atlanta Magazine

A steak on the grill, along with kimchi, vegetables, cheesy corn, and morePhotograph by Jennifer Zyman. Atlanta has one of the most vibrant Korean food scenes I’ve ever encountered. Numerous sub-genres of Korean cooking are represented here—tofu houses, bibimbap joints, Korean fried chicken, dumplings, Korean shabu shabu—mostly in Duluth, Suwanee, and beyond. And within Korean barbecue, you’ll find all sorts of different cooking styles, from the inverted cast iron griddles at Honey Pig to charcoal barbecue over shiny grates at 9292. A post shared by Daniel Hong (@dhong1188) on Jul 7, 2017 at 4:47pm PDT With the exception of CHAR ...

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Peter Serpico’s Impending Korean Restaurant Has Been Called Off

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Peter Serpico in front of his restaurant, Serpico — Facebook

The last we heardPeter Serpico and Stephen Starr’s latest joint-project — a Korean restaurant that would replace Il Pittore — was “under construction.”

And while a restaurant will surely fill the space eventually, Serpico’s Korean restaurant has been nixed from the docket — at least at the 2025 Sansom Street space.

In a phone conversation today, Starr told Philly Mag, “At the end of the day the space wasn’t right. We needed a space that was larger to put the grills in. We are looking for another space now that ...

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SouthGate Is Serving Up $2 Deals All Week Long

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Photo by Aaron Hernandez

Korean-by-way-of-pub-grub spot SouthGate is turning two — and all week long, they’re celebrating with $2 deals on bites and more.

The second anniversary deal starts tonight, July 25th, and goes through Sunday, July 30th, all night long. The $2 specials include a variety of banchan, Korean fried chicken, and spicy pork belly ssam, an off-menu special edition. Shots of soju will also be just $2.

The anniversary specials are available at the bar and in the dining room.

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6 over-the-top sweets at Atlanta’s Asian tea houses and coffee bars

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Doraville and Duluth have a plethora of Pan-Asian bakeries and cafes where creativity has almost become a competition. It seems every week, some prolific Instagrammer has unearthed yet another jaw-dropping food creation that defies expectation (and sometimes even seems to defy gravity). Cooler still, at some of these cafes, these dishes even take inspiration from other global trends—at the new Pan-Asian teahouse Boba Bee, for instance, there’s a mango ice cream creation topped with the sugary, chili-encrusted tamarind candy sticks kids often enjoy in Mexico. Many of these coffee shops and tea houses also have a large variety of over-the-top ...

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6 over-the-top sweets at Atlanta’s Asian tea houses and coffee bars

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Doraville and Duluth have a plethora of Pan-Asian bakeries and cafes where creativity has almost become a competition. It seems every week, some prolific Instagrammer has unearthed yet another jaw-dropping food creation that defies expectation (and sometimes even seems to defy gravity). Cooler still, at some of these cafes, these dishes even take inspiration from other global trends—at the new Pan-Asian teahouse Boba Bee, for instance, there’s a mango ice cream creation topped with the sugary, chili-encrusted tamarind candy sticks kids often enjoy in Mexico. Many of these coffee shops and tea houses also have a large variety of over-the-top ...

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Dae Bak Is the Korean Restaurant Chinatown Needs Right Now

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Chinatown Square opened on Race Street with an ambitious collection of food vendors, some of which gave city diners easier access to things like Cambodian grilled meats and Japanese curries — food items which, so often before, necessitated some serious menu digging. But David Taing and Kenny Poon’s Chinatown Square brought those items to the forefront of our minds and bellies with a food hall so stacked with alternative fast-casual eateries. They even promised a Korean restaurant, Dae Bak, which would open on the second floor overlooking Race Street.

Ever-so-softly, Dae Bak opened last weekend.

It’s a good thing that it did, too. Korean food ...

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Eat Korean Food at Serpico and Help a Philly Restaurant Worker Fight Cancer

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

As tragic as it is to be diagnosed with cancer, it’s good to know you have an entire industry in your corner ready to support you in any way that it can. Philly’s Theresa Lazzari — a back-of-house pro most recently turning out pastas at Southwark and Ambra — recently had that happen to her.

And while she’s out there kicking cancer’s butt, some Queen Village restaurants are stepping up to help her out.

Lazzari’s friend — a fellow Queen Villager and one of the best chefs in the city — Peter Serpico, is hosting a Korean buffet in his restaurant Serpico on May ...

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The Christiane Chronicles: When it comes to scissors, Korean restaurants have it right

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Rave Getting snippy with it There are perhaps a hundred Korean restaurants in the Atlanta area, and at almost all of them, servers matter-­of-factly use scissors. They may, with a couple of tableside snips, divide a strip of barbecued beef into juicy bites or slice through an impossible tangle of elastic buckwheat noodles. When I’m having trouble finding a manageable piece of pork neck at Yet Tuh off Buford Highway, what emerges from the kitchen? Scissors. Scissors can slice, trim, or neaten up pretty much anything, yet outside of Korean restaurants, you rarely see them in the dining room. Why? ...

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The Christiane Chronicles: When it comes to scissors, Korean restaurants have it right

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Rave Getting snippy with it There are perhaps a hundred Korean restaurants in the Atlanta area, and at almost all of them, servers matter-­of-factly use scissors. They may, with a couple of tableside snips, divide a strip of barbecued beef into juicy bites or slice through an impossible tangle of elastic buckwheat noodles. When I’m having trouble finding a manageable piece of pork neck at Yet Tuh off Buford Highway, what emerges from the kitchen? Scissors. Scissors can slice, trim, or neaten up pretty much anything, yet outside of Korean restaurants, you rarely see them in the dining room. Why? ...

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9292 Korean Barbecue changes the KBBQ game in Duluth

Source: Atlanta Magazine

In Atlanta, most Korean barbecue restaurants seem moving toward electric grills, leaving charcoal-based ’cue—with its superior smoky flavor—increasingly hard to find. And the few charcoal-based restaurants that remained required certain concessions with marinade, meat quality, or banchan (complimentary dishes that accompany your meal). But at Duluth newcomer 9292 Korean BBQ, there are no compromises, only a bounty of options and exceptional quality. Just a sampling of the televisions that line the wall at 9292.Photograph by Jennifer Zyman. What’s up with the numerical name? Well, when you say “92-92” in Korean, it sounds a lot like the Korean word for “grill”—the ...

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9292 Korean BBQ changes the KBBQ game in Duluth

Source: Atlanta Magazine

In Atlanta, most Korean barbecue restaurants seem to be moving toward electric grills, leaving charcoal-based ’cue—with its superior smoky flavor—increasingly hard to find. And the few charcoal-based restaurants that remain require certain concessions with marinade, meat quality, or banchan (complimentary dishes that accompany your meal). But at Duluth newcomer 9292 Korean BBQ, there are no compromises, only a bounty of options and exceptional quality. Just a sampling of the televisions that line the wall at 9292.Photograph by Jennifer Zyman. What’s up with the numerical name? Well, when you say “92-92” in Korean, it sounds a lot like the Korean word ...

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One of North Philly’s Best Korean Restaurants is Expanding to Center City

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

As Philadelphians, we should consider ourselves lucky to have our own thriving Koreatown — many U.S. cities don’t have the pleasure. We have Olney, a small enclave in North Philly home to some of the city’s — and country’s — finest Korean restaurants, bars, and karaoke. And last year, Philly Mag declared Seorabol, the neighborhood’s powerhouse restaurant specializing in everything from Korean barbecue to sushi, best-in-city.

This summer, Seorabol will open a second location in Center City.

Right now, there’s little to be told. Chris Cho, the 31-year-old chef behind the operation, said he officially signed the lease to a Center City space — ...

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A Buford Highway guide to soup

Source: Atlanta Magazine

(top-bottom) Beef Tofu soup from So Kong Dong Tofu House, Hand-pulled Noodle Soup from Lan Zhou, Lobster Congee from Bo Bo GardenPhotograph by Andrew Thomas Lee When you’re looking for soup along Buford Highway, you’re looking for noodles and dumplings. My favorite? The stretchy noodles at New Lan Zhou Noodle at Atlanta Chinatown, off Buford on New Peachtree Road in Chamblee. New Lan Zhou is easy to find— just look for the young man vigorously kneading yard-long logs of ivory-colored dough, folding them against themselves, and intertwining the progressively thinner ropes in a cat’s cradle until he cuts free the ...

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A Buford Highway guide to soup

Source: Atlanta Magazine

(top-bottom) Beef Tofu soup from So Kong Dong Tofu House, Hand-pulled Noodle Soup from Lan Zhou, Lobster Congee from Bo Bo GardenPhotograph by Andrew Thomas Lee When you’re looking for soup along Buford Highway, you’re looking for noodles and dumplings. My favorite? The stretchy noodles at New Lan Zhou Noodle at Atlanta Chinatown, off Buford on New Peachtree Road in Chamblee. New Lan Zhou is easy to find— just look for the young man vigorously kneading yard-long logs of ivory-colored dough, folding them against themselves, and intertwining the progressively thinner ropes in a cat’s cradle until he cuts free the ...

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The Menu at Chix & Bowls

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

I had a dream that Harp & Crown would be officially the ampersand era of restaurant names. Then I realized Chix & Bowls was about to open on 20th Street in Center City. I groaned, muttered something about chix being a stupid name and then remembered a vow I took to not judge a place because I didn’t like a name. If others did the same, maybe we’d still have the food of Hoof & Fin to enjoy.

So I stopped into the Korean spot specializing in chicken of course and yes, bowls. It’s the second location for the concept. The original is ...

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CHAR Korean Bar & Grill brings Korean barbecue ITP with a whimsical twist. Check out the menu.

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The interior at CHAR Inman Park.Photograph by Jennifer Zyman. Although there have been several Korean-inspired concepts to open ITP in the last few years—Gaja in East Atlanta; Hankook Taqueria; and Sobban in Decatur—the new Inman Park restaurant from Richard Tang (Craft Izakaya), CHAR Korean Bar & Grill, will be the first truly intown Korean barbecue concept to open since the now-defunct Mirror of Korea on Ponce. The menu features Korean food classics like scallion pancake, kimchi fried rice, japchae (chewy sweet potato noodles redolent with sesame oil), and crunchy, spicy Korean fried chicken. When it comes to barbecue, the three-ounce ...

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CHAR Korean Bar & Grill brings Korean barbecue ITP with a whimsical twist. Check out the menu.

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The interior at CHAR Inman Park.Photograph by Jennifer Zyman. Although there have been several Korean-inspired concepts to open ITP in the last few years—Gaja in East Atlanta; Hankook Taqueria; and Sobban in Decatur—the new Inman Park restaurant from Richard Tang (Craft Izakaya), CHAR Korean Bar & Grill, will be the first truly intown Korean barbecue concept to open since the now-defunct Mirror of Korea on Ponce. The menu features Korean food classics like scallion pancake, kimchi fried rice, japchae (chewy sweet potato noodles redolent with sesame oil), and crunchy, spicy Korean fried chicken. When it comes to barbecue, the three-ounce ...

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CHAR Korean Bar & Grill brings Korean barbecue ITP with a whimsical twist. Check out the menu.

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The interior at CHAR Inman Park.Photograph by Jennifer Zyman. Although there have been several Korean-inspired concepts to open ITP in the last few years—Gaja in East Atlanta; Hankook Taqueria; and Sobban in Decatur—the new Inman Park restaurant from Richard Tang (Craft Izakaya), CHAR Korean Bar & Grill, will be the first truly intown Korean barbecue concept to open since the now-defunct Mirror of Korea on Ponce. The menu features Korean food classics like scallion pancake, kimchi fried rice, japchae (chewy sweet potato noodles redolent with sesame oil), and crunchy, spicy Korean fried chicken. When it comes to barbecue, the three-ounce ...

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CHAR Korean Bar & Grill brings Korean barbecue ITP with a whimsical twist. Check out the menu.

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The interior at CHAR Inman Park.Photograph by Jennifer Zyman. Although there have been several Korean-inspired concepts to open ITP in the last few years—Gaja in East Atlanta; Hankook Taqueria; and Sobban in Decatur—the new Inman Park restaurant from Richard Tang (Craft Izakaya), CHAR Korean Bar & Grill, will be the first truly intown Korean barbecue concept to open since the now-defunct Mirror of Korea on Ponce. The menu features Korean food classics like scallion pancake, kimchi fried rice, japchae (chewy sweet potato noodles redolent with sesame oil), and crunchy, spicy Korean fried chicken. When it comes to barbecue, the three-ounce ...

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