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A Day Of Sights And Food

Seoul is always full of surprises and I always see something new as I wander the city with friends. While visiting Namsan Tower I saw a Hell’s Angels-like crew of Korean Police officers parked near the tower. I don’t know why they were there but I don’t think there was some raid or anything. 
The interesting thing about the police officers are the bikes- they drive nice bikes. Most of the bikes are either Harley Davidson’s or BMW bikes. That’s pretty cool, right? The Popo in Seoul cruise in style.
If you go over to the Samcheongdong area you’ll see a big fence that has a very interesting painting of a naked Mona Lisa. Look how they have strategically placed the trees. I also love the blush on her cheeks. 
The display is an advertisement for an art show at the National Museum of Art that will show naked pieces of art.
Lunch was at a tteokgalbi place over in Samcheongdong. I don’t remember the name of the place but it is on the corner from Samcheongdong Sujebi. They had delicious marinated pork tteokgalbi, stone bowl rice and decent side dishes. They had a wasabi marinated jelly dish that was good. The place is usually packed on the weekends and I can see why.
On Wednesday Nights at Dillinger’s they have wings night (300 won wings). I went with my work colleagues to enjoy 20 wings and some other foods. The burgers at Dillinger’s are quite good- nicely spiced with a bit of oregano. I recommend you get the spicy wings and the green curry wings. The green curry wings are delicious with savory notes of coconut milk.
Dan
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Non-Korean Eats, Out of Seoul

Ridiculously Hot Wings, Fried Pickles and Very Little Salad at Hurricanes in Florida

Ridiculously Hot Wings, Fried Pickles and Very Little Salad at Hurricanes in Florida

My sister is a wing connoisseur. She’s one of those people that could be in the most exotic destination in the world famous for their local cuisine eating at the most authentic restaurant in the city and she would order wings. So…while in Florida we had to test out the best wings Florida had to offer.

Apparently, the best place is called Hurricanes and they are famous for their 30 different sauces- especially their aptly named “Ridiculously Hot Hurricane Sauce.” Oh, it’s hot. It starts by burning off your tastebuds on your tongue and then spreads to your cheeks and forehead. After a few minutes your face feels like it is about to burn off and you are left in a beautiful state of euphoric pain. It’s nice. I should have bought a bottle.

They also had fried pickles there- they just added them to the menu. These were good, but I was told not as good as my first attempt at them.

The menu is pretty diverse- what you would expect at a typical franchise place. I ended up getting the chicken sandwich tossed in buffalo sauce-just the extra hot Hurricane sauce (level 4 sauce). The buns were toasted and smeared with butter. My father had the steak sandwich and this was outstanding as well. The roll was sooo soft.

Oh, and the wings? According to my sister: “A bit too crunchy for my taste, but the sauce was alright.” So…they are ok, but she has had better. I thought they were alright. The restaurant goes heavy on the butter on everything (I think that’s their secret). They fry things well and the oil must be changed regularly because everything had a nice sheen to it.

The salads are not salads here- so I don’t recommend it. I substituted fries with a salad and I ended up getting bagged lettuce topped with a ton of shredded cheese and three rings of red onion. I didn’t know that I should have asked for extra salad and hold the cheese. The balsamic dressing was pretty gross as well. 

I would say that this place is much better than Hooters for wings and the service was just as nice.

Dan

Locations throughout the country:
http://www.hurricanewings.com/content/locations/locations.cfm

Fried Pickles at Hurricane Grill and Wings

Fried Onion Rings at Hurricane Grill and Wings
Cheese with salad
Chicken Sandwich with Extra Hot Sauce
Steak Sandwich at Hurricane Grill and Wings
Wings at Hurricane Grill and Wings
Hurricane Grill and Wings
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