Monthly Archives: October 2013

JR’s Southern Style BBQ in Itaewon Revisited… What the Hell Happened?

Sigh… There is nothing worse than having a great culinary experience and then recommending it to a friend, only to have it blow up in your face. Last night (Saturday October 12th, 2013), was my friend’s 32nd birthday party (Happy birthday JP!) and during the week at work, I kept recommending them to head to […]

Blacksmith – The Steak and Pasta Franchise that is Popping Up Everywhere

Maybe I am blind, but when I first arrived in Korea four years ago, I never saw a Blacksmith restaurant. I always saw the usual suspects: Outback, TGIFs, and Bennigans. Now like breading rabbits, Blacksmith is spreading its love around Korea. As it happens, one opened up near work, so X and I decided to […]

The Charlotte Theatre – An Intimate Theatrical Experience in Jamsil

Swearing and fornicating puppets in an intimate environment? Either you have a weird fetish, or you’ve just watched Avenue Q at the Chartlotte Theatre in Jamsil. On Saturday, Jill and I decided to take advantage of Avenue Q’s second last performance in Seoul and have a “dinner and theatre” night (Said in a posh British […]

Pino Pasta in the Lotte Department Store – Great Location and Family Friendly, yet Underwhelming Food.

So after the Freshhouse debacle, we decided it would be better just to head back to Lotte Hotel to have dinner. The hotel is located right beside the Charlotte Theatre. Since we were going to the Charlotte anyway, we decided to stay local. My mind was focused on buffet, and we discovered that there is […]

Freshhouse in Jamsil – No more?

Saturday night. Finally a night to relax and spend some quality time with friends and loved ones. D: Want to check out Freshhouse in Jamsil by Olympic Park? J: Sure. 1 hour on the subway, and four transfers later. Entering Olympic Park, and no sign of Freshhouse. Approach an adjossi who appears to be working […]

Kraze Burger – I Still Don’t Know if It’s Pronounced “KRAZEH” or “KRAZY”. The Mystery Continues.

Hello gentle reader. It’s been a long few days with graduate school taking up most of my time. However, my wife and I did find time to go out and have some dinner at Kraze Burger. If you’ve been in Korea for a long time, you’ve probably seen this restaurant chain all over the great […]

Sanbong Grill (산봉화로구이) – Thin Strips of Beef Goodness Tucked Away in Hyehwa

As you exit from Hyehwa station, you are immediately confronted with the loud, screaming face of Americana. McDonalds, TGIFridays, Bennigans and Mr.Pizza, are there to greet you, smiling a vicious, over-priced and underwhelming food quality smile. However, much like Korea itself, appearances are only skin deep. The deeper you peel the layers off of Hyehwa, […]