March, 2013

Han Joo NYC

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Han Joo-Not Gangam style, just good Korean BBQ

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Sparse and straight-forward, but very clean; fancy bbq's at every table
  • sip: KB beer; hot sake (which is usually a hangover-giver but not bad in this case)
  • savor: Rice cakes; Pork belly
  • sit: With anyone who wants to try something low-key and different; nice date place if you don't mind getting cozy while a little smelly
  • spend: $
  • address: 12 St Marks Place (near 3rd Ave)
  • phone number: (646) 559-8683
  • website:

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Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Busy and buzzy - put your name down and people watch at the bar while you wait
  • sip: Inspired cocktails, Soju, and Sake - Oh my!
  • savor: Wild Salmon Sashimi Salad, Pork Fat ‘Ddukbokki," Gwangju Market Fried Chicken, 12-HOUR SPICY RAMYUN
  • sit: It's a small dining room, but ideally you'll nab a table along the wall or a cozy two-top
  • spend: $$
  • address: 36 W 26th Street., btw 6th and Broadway
  • phone number: 212-206-7226
  • website:
Louro Uni dish

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Louro- Certainly Not a Bore-O

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Cool and sort of random; the lighting is good and the crowd is great looking, but the food weeds out any poseurs who got lost on the way to the MPD
  • sip: Sip Sip Sip, this is a place to have some fun
  • savor: Pork and uni; PriPri shirmp; truffle pasta
  • sit: With another couple for a sophisticated night out; with a date to show that you are on the top of trends but not a slave to them
  • spend: $$
  • address: 142 West 10th Street
  • phone number: (212) 206-0606
  • website:

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