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Ugly Stove in Nowon – Quirky Atmosphere with Fresh Ingredients for Brunch

One of the many plights of living in the northern part of Seoul is oftentimes there is a serious lack of quality Western amenities. The Western brunch is such an amenity when living in Seoul. For a good brunch, one normally has to travel to Itaewon or Hongdae. You can imagine my joy when Ugly […]

Slow Garden at Hansung University Station – An Underwhelming Brunch Experience

One of the last stops in the Lonely Planet Seoul’s “Northern Section” for restaurants, at least from an international variety. We have had our eye on Slow Garden for quite some time, especially since we have been exploring the Hyehwa and Hansung University areas more frequently. ┬áThe Slow Garden experience: overpriced and stagnant. Also, there […]

Good To Go in Haebangchon – AKA Indigo’s Replacement

Update: Good to Go is now Fat Cat. Although I don’t live in Haebangchon, I go down there enough to understand that the people in the neighborhood loved Indigo’s. Coupled with that fact that according to the rumor, the owner wanted to change it up and broke their lease, it’s going to be tough for […]

Vapiano – A Taste of Tuscany in the Heart of Seoul

Ahh Vapiano. I know you are a chain, but in this kimchi dominated country, you are like a breath of fresh Tuscany air. Inspired by LaCryMamosa’s review of Vapiano’s in Amsterdam, the wife and I decided to have a nice, quiet Sunday dinner at one of our favorite places in Seoul. How To Get There:┬áThere […]

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 […]