July: What's happening in the Seoul Food Scene

July 1st- July 5th
You are invited to Mobile Food. Artists Dirk Studio (van Lieshout) and Ron Saunders have been working together to create a show that is site specific and flexible; about looking at Korea and reacting to Korea; and about movement and unexpected events. Dirk Studio, originally from Holland (www.dirkstudio.com) is an Artist in Resident at the SSamzie Space and has shown in Los Angeles, Turkey and Israel. Ron Saunders, from the United States, (www.ronlsaunders.com) is a former Kunstdoc Artist in Residence and has shown in both New York and Los Angeles. This will be his seventh show in Seoul. The opening night will hold a number of mobile events that you will not want to miss. Opening July 1st 6-8pm. http://mobilefood.blogspot.com

Until Aug. 31:
The Ritz Bar at Ritz-Carlton Seoul presents a happy hour for business professionals. It features liquor and side dishes nightly. During happy hour, red wine, white wine and beer is available. Side dishes include smoked salmon, grilled sausage, nachos with cheese and bacon, four kinds of antipasti salads and fruits such as melons, cherries and oranges. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Weekdays. 30,000 won per person. 3451-8277.
Mugunghwa , the Korean restaurant at the Lotte Hotel Seoul, is offering a selection of healthy summer delicacies. Among menu items are spicy brown croaker soup, a healthy favorite of Joseon Dynasty nobility; galbi with bibimbap; galbi with kimchi noodles; and spicy braised abalone with galbi. Prices range from 36,000 won to 46,000 won excluding tax or service charge. 317-7061. www.lottehotel.co.kr

Outdoor Terrace ‘Beer Garden’ at the Renaissance Seoul Hotel. At the Beer Garden, many international cuisines along with cold beer and international beverages are provided daily. ‘Happy Hour’ is available from 6 pm to 8 pm and unlimited cold beer and drinks are provided. In addition, on every Friday, named ‘BBQ Night’, buffet style cuisines are provided along with Happy Hour benefits. Menus include pork barbeque, chicken wings, mini burger with cheddar cheese, and bacon and German style sausage and cabbage. The prices are 12,000 won for the Happy Hour and 33,000 for BBQ Night. Happy Hour from 6-8pm. 2222-8630.

Eel specialties at the Grand InterContinental in Seoul. Hakone is featuring many different eel dishes ranging from eel a la cart on steamed rice to eel sushi. W35,000-W60,000. Tax and Service not included. 559-7623.
The Hyatt Regency Incheon is putting on a Garden Barbecue in its second floor garden. For now, the barbecue is available only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but it will be on daily later in the summer, from July 25 to Aug. 17. A selection of meats, seafood and vegetables will be cooked on a charcoal grill, with salad, pasta and dessert stations also on offer. The barbecue is priced at 56,000 won

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