Activities/ Events

Foodie Meetup at TAF Art Cafe in Sinchon

Balsamic Brushetta at TAF
Foodie Meetup at TAF with Joe Mcpherson and Sarah Lee
Warmed Spinach Dip

My life is pretty good most of the time- especially when I get invited by restaurants to come eat. TAF or Total Art Festival is a nice little cafe with good food over by Sinchon Station. I was invited to come by the owner Dori Lee and when I arrived I was surprised to see a few other food bloggers. Sarah Lee of Seoulinthecity.com and the Might Joe McPherson of Zenkimchi.com were already there. As we talked about our foodie lives, Dori and her staff prepared a tasting of their menu. 

First came the warmed spinach dip. Quite nice with crunchy walnuts on top. The dip was cheesy and had good flavor. They went well with the nachos, but I think I would have preferred a pita or some flat bread.
Next came a curried spinach salad over steamed pumpkin. Excellent presentation and I loved the earl grey soaked raisins in the dish. It paired well with the pumpkin.
The last dish that I was able to try was the baguette with buffalo mozzarella and tomato. It had nice balsamic dressing on it and the fresh basil was a nice touch.
I had to run off to another meeting that day so I wasn’t able to try the TAF burger or the Veggie sandwich with king oyster mushrooms, sprouts, mint/basil pesto. 
Overall, a nice place with good atmosphere. Prices are reasonable and they have a selection of beers and wines or coffee if you would like.
*Oh, and if you mention Seoul in the City, you will receive complimentary coffee or a signature cocktail!

TAF-Total Arts Festival Bar/Cafe
33-12 Nogosan-dong, Mapo-Gu, 121806 Seoul
Sinchon-Green line #2, exit 5
Take a right at the first side street, walk up the hill, TAF will be on your left.
Blog.daum.net/totalartfestival (Korean bloggers!)

Pumpkin with curried chicken salad
A bit too much love from Zenkimchi
Zen Kimchi with his Cannon on his Canon
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Activities/ Events, Non-Korean Eats

Where to Eat during the Superbowl in Seoul 2011

Oh, shoot! the superbowl is coming up and I forgot to post where you can eat during the game. Luckily, our friends over at 10 magazine put up a good list.

Now of the places that are posted, I recommend that you check out the Wolfhound and at Sam Ryans. Both have great bar food and plenty of TVs. The steak sandwiches at the Wolfhound are top notch and so are their breakfast platters. Sam Ryans has an excellent steak and eggs combo and their burgers are magnificent. Now if I was to put them up side by side, I would recommend Sam Ryan simply because their TVs are newer than the Wolfhounds.

Rocky Mountain Tavern is never bad- I like their wings, but it’s down on the other side of Itaewon.

As for Gyeonidan, Phillies will be doing something. It’s the local bar, so it needs a bit of a wash and the food has gone south a bit, but they always have plenty of booze.

Up in the Sinchon and Hongdae areas, there is Beer O’Clock and Yaletown. Both have great food. Both have great burgers. Beer O’Clock has pizza, but Yaletown has poutine. Tough choice here.

For those that can’t get up early and go, I recommend Dillingers. I dig their burgers and the owners are stand-up guys.

This just in from the winner of the 10 magazine reader’s poll for best burger and best wings in Korea: Traveler’s Bar and Restaurant:

Yup, we will be doing Super Bowl live and replay at 9pm in Bundang and at our Daegu location, just at 9pm.

Thanks!

Jason

Now for the real question:

Who are you rooting for to win the superbowl: The Pittsburgh Steelers or the Green Bay Packers?

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Pictures are taken either with my Panasonic DMC-G2 Camera with 20mm Lens or with my iPhone 4G

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Activities/ Events

Win a 50,000 won Bar Tab from Beer O’Clock in Sincheon

One of my favorite bars in Sincheon and Seoul Eats is teaming up for a new contest. The prize? a 50,000 won bar tab at Beer O’Clock. The person with the most posts will win one prize and the person with the most creative post will win the other.

The contest ends Monday January 18th at 6pm.

It’s a comment contest and all you have to do is to write the most interesting alcoholic cocktail or shot such as:

Double Bubble Burp-A-Cola

1 part bubblegum schnapps
1 part rootbeer schnapps
1 part jagermeister

Or a Cocktail:

Crazy Cocktail recipe

2 oz Malibu® coconut rum
1 – 1 1/2 oz DeKuyper® Raspberry Pucker schnapps
1 – 1 1/2 oz melon liqueur
2 oz Mountain Dew® lime soda
4 – 6 oz pineapple juice

Head to exit 1 of Shinchon station and turn right at Natuur, head down the street, over the intersection, past 7-11, count three alleyways and turn left opposite the Blue Lion Casual Pub Sign into an alleyway with a distinctive traditional house on the corner. Beer O’ Clock is on the left above “Fish and Grill”. Visit www.beeroclock.ca for details.
(02) 333-9733

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Cafes/Bars, Northwest Seoul

Yaletown Burgers and Bar in Sincheon

Location:
- 33-5, Changchun-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul

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Food News

Beef O’Clock Menu

 
 
 
 

Directions to Beer O’Clock: Head to exit 1 of Shinchon station and turn right at Natuur, head down the street, over the intersection, past 7-11, count three alleyways and turn left opposite the Blue Lion Casual Pub Sign into an alleyway with a distinctive traditional house on the corner. Beer O’ Clock is on the left above “Fish and Grill”. Visit their Facebook page for more detail. (02)333-9733

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