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Steak on the street

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A first trip to Seoul and had the immense pleasure of staying in the Myeongdong neighborhood. Obviously, did research on the neighborhood that would be best conducive to a vacation that still required a few hours of work and Myeongdong was a perfect fit.

Around mid-afternoon (on weekdays) the streets fill with food carts galore, serving everything from chicken barbeque to ice cream, to traditional Korean dishes like gimbap or japchae.

After making a few rounds, was up near the 4-Line subway station when the smell or steak wafted through. There it was, a cart with a flat-top grill with beautiful steaks cooking away. With an aroma that was so embracing, no question was stopping for another snack.

₩6,000, or just a bit over US$5.00, it is lovely. Topped with a tangy sauce and some bean sprouts on the side, it was street food to another level.

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Written by Paulo Loreto

June 16, 2016 at 1:29 AM

The Fitz

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Wandering somewhere in between where Midtown ends and Lenox Hill begins, as usual, it was a time for scoping out a place for lunch. Had the phone out to geolocate myself and walked passed multitudes of markers showing spots for a meal. Walked by PJ Clarke’s, been there a couple times, and it seemed like the peak of lunch rush – barely able to step inside. Immediately, left and the journey continued. Stumbled across the menu for The Fitz restaurant, housed within The Fitzpatrick Hotel, and they offered an overall decent-looking menu, was a couple blocks over and decided to give it a try.

Walked in (by this time, peak lunch was probably over) and the main seating area was filled with people having tea and coffee. Continued walking towards the back and found a full bar, equipped with bar counter seating along with high-top tables along the other side of the room. Took a seat at the bar and admired the beautifully designed bar area; dark wood, modern-looking taps, with lit-up bottles along the back wall.

By that time, after the search for lunch, needed some kind of burger or sandwich and zeroed in on the New York Steak Sandwich. Upon arrival, the sandwich was one on the beautiful side, a generous size, with plenty of steak making its appearance upon first glance. That first bite, it was on the chewier side, but nonetheless delicious; the combination of a firm steak with hearty bread made it one you had to take a good bite out of. Definitely a satisfying lunch and the steak fries that were paired with the sandwich; hot, fresh, and everything one loves about french fries.

The Fitz

Would probably consider this place for a Happy Hour.

Written by Paulo Loreto

January 13, 2016 at 7:34 AM