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Gilbert Burger in Itaewon – Burgers, Shakes and Chili Cheese Goodness

It’s been awhile my friends. Between changing diapers, getting vomit projected onto my face and various other bodily functions that have directly (or indirectly) kept me locked in my apartment in a hermit-like state, I have finally broken free of the shackles for one night in Itaewon. So I decided to check out one of […]

Tayo Kid Cafe – For the Younger Crowd

Hi There! Mrs. DvsLP here! Now that we have two kids, it means that we’re basically covering man-on-man defense. On weekends, I take Logan (our VERY willful, curious and energetic toddler) to local spots where he can run around and explore until he gets too tired, melts down, and we go home to take a […]

The Seoul Trail: Section 3 Part 2 – Godeok Station to Olympic Park Station

Greetings! So, as it turns out, having two kids under the age of two actually takes up more time than say… writing a thesis, solving world hunger, or discovering a breakthrough in quantum physics. But, everyone is asleep, and now its time to continue the next section of the Seoul Trail. Let’s do this! A […]

Welcome a new member of the DerekvsLP family! 

I haven’t been posting much lately because I have been really busy with this little gal! She was born on Tuesday. Meet my sweet Rosie!

Brew 3.15 – Korean Fried Chicken with a Side Order of Annoyance

Brew 3.15 is the brainchild of Daniel Gray, the founder of the popular Seoul Eats blog. It is also the sister restaurant of Brew 3.14 which is conveniently located across the street. Brew 3.15 has been open for close to year, and as a rule, I usually like to wait until the dust has settled […]

Makin’ Jamaican Food Truck – Packing a Spicy Jamaican Punch in Boston

There is nothing in the culinary world more trendy than the food truck industry. Although it hasn’t caught on in Korea just yet, its influence is still felt here. This summer, we headed to my wife’s rival town of North Reading for their first annual Food Truck Festival! There were a bunch of trucks, and […]

Sid Burger Minis at City Hall – Burgers! Get in my Belly!

Sid Burger Minis is the brainchild of Sid Kim, one of the co-owners of Vatos, one of the most popular Mexican – Korean restaurants in Seoul. He is also the creator of the very delicious (and massive) Sid Burger! Anyway, he has ventured out to start his own enterprise, Sid Burger Minis. After three months […]

The Seoul Trail: Section 3 Part 1 From Gwangnaru Station to Godeok Station

We are back on The Seoul Trail after a three month hiatus! The weather is perfect for a good hike. Let’s do this! Overview: Although this section of the hike may seem like a 10km gruelling marathon, most of the hike is through the city and is on flat land. Overall, there were only a few […]

Little Baja is Closing and Moving on Up!

Little Baja, one of the best little fish taco joints in Seoul, is moving from their humble location in the side alleys of Itaewon into a newer location. They are waiting until the current inventory is selling out, which according to this Instagram post, maybe as early as this weekend. Get em while you can […]

Ellen’s Harborside Restaurant in Rockport Massachusetts – Amazing Clam Chowder in a Cozy Atmosphere by the Sea

Rockport Massachusetts is about 40 miles northeast of Boston and is probably one of my favourite towns in the great state of Massachusetts to visit. The small seaside town off the coast of the Cape Ann peninsula is one of the Massachusetts’ top tourist destinations in the summer and Ellen’s Harborside has been a popular […]