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  1. restaurant review
    Inside the Subway, Noksu Shoots For the StarsWhat happens when modernist luxury meets municipal utility?
  2. reopening
    As Coronavirus Persists, K-Town AdaptsKoreatown’s amazing vertical density and reliance on all-night parties put the neighborhood’s restaurants in a uniquely precarious position.
  3. feasts
    Where to Celebrate Chuseok, the Harvest Festival of KoreaThis Friday, it’s time for a feast.
  4. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Korean Barbecue in New YorkAffordable booze, high-quality meat, and superlative banchan await you at these four exemplary spots.
  5. Lawsuits
    Workers Say Restaurant Owner Made Them Work 18-Hour Shifts and Go to ChurchFailure to comply meant threats of being fired and deportation.
  6. Video Feeds
    Check Out a Clip Of Viva Mezcal, Screening at Guelaguteza Alongside ChefThe Oaxacan chef behind El Origen will prepare antojitos for the crowd.
  7. TV Land
    Artist David Choe Leads Anthony Bourdain To KTown’s Best DumplingsEven the hosts’ unsavory comparisons couldn’t dull our enthusiasm for the hand-made mandu here.
  8. Empire Building
    Gatten Sushi Grows to KoreatownThis is the eight location of the discount conveyor-belt raw fish chain.
  9. Leftovers
    Food & Wine ‘Best New Chef’ Alums Cooking at Paiche; Tam O’ShanterThe Atwater Village Scottish restaurant serves roughly 5,000 pints every March 17.
  10. Guides
    New Restaurant Guides Seek to Clear Paths Through Downtown and KoreatownThe guide to Korean restaurants in L.A. is more representative than comprehensive, eschewing more of KTown for a regional overview.
  11. Art Bites
    Guelaguetza Gets InkedTonight the city’s seminal Oaxacan restaurant will hold a party showing more work from Colectivo LaPiztola.
  12. Openings
    Lock & Key Bringing Twenties Vibe and Craft Cocktails To KTown, Opening FebruaryThe bar is attached to new Stall 239, which serves street food and deep fried peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
  13. Openings
    King Hot Dog Opens in Former Location of Puppy MillAfter rebuilding a pet shop into a restaurant for a year, Hot Dog King begins serving in Koreatown.
  14. Openings
    Sonagi Korean Replacing Dae Sung OakThe restaurant serves tableside prime cuts, along with a menu of traditional cuisine.
  15. Openings
    Castle Korean BBQ Overtakes Bulgogi HouseThe popular and inexpensive all-you-can-eat restaurant is now supporting a sequel down the street.
  16. Chef Shuffles
    Farid Zadi Parts Ways With Spanish Fly GastropubThe chef is starting up on online cooking school, with plans for a possible pop-up.
  17. Openings
    U2 Korean Barbecue Replacing Manna on Olympic, With or Without YouThe restaurant comes from owners of Ginseng and Kimchi on the Vegas Strip.
  18. Leftovers
    Sushi Zo Coming Downtown; John Sedlar Seeking Patrons for Museum TamalA tier of donation levels ranges from “Bell Peppers” to “Habaneros.”
  19. Foodievents
    Farid Zadi Reboots Ecole de Cuisine at Spanish FlyKoreatown’s Spanish Fly Will Be the Home of Chef Farid Zadi’s New Tutorial fforts.
  20. Chasing Choi
    Roy Choi Lending a Hand to The Line HotelThe Koreatown property comes from the owners of New York’s The Nomad.
  21. The Name Game
    Psy Gives His Blessing to Rogue ‘Gangnam Style’ RestaurantThe singer considered suing, but really just wants to dance.
  22. Foodies With Benefits
    Spanish Fly Holding CommuniTEA Bakesale for Victims of Hurricane Sandy, Saturday100% of all proceeds go to American Red Cross Disaster Relief.
  23. Openings
    Seoul’s Gospel House Opens in KTownAnd it rocks…well, kind of.
  24. TV Land
    Kang Ho-dong Makes a Contrite Comeback to Korean TelevisionThe disgraced superstar currently owns the hottest restaurant in Koreatown, and pleads for forgiveness on T.V.
  25. Tony Tony Tony
    Bourdain Giving Koreatown Another Close-UpThe TV host wants to center an episode around the neighborhood.
  26. Foodievents
    Korean Festival Brings Gangam Style Party to LAThe biggest Korean festival in Los Angeles is here again.
  27. Koreatown
    Where To Get Your Feet Wet in KoreatownA perfect first step into nine essential Korean restaurants, whether pork, seafood, or banchan are on the brain.
  28. The Other Critics
    Chen Chows Chuan Ma Noodle House; Gold Ponders The Japanese Food CourtRosemead’s new Sichuan earns mighty accolades for its hand-cut noodles and six-spice broth.
  29. Openings
    What to Eat at Gaonnuri, Serving Upscale Korean High Above K-Town [Updated]The restaurant opens September 25.
  30. Foodievents
    Couscousfest Returns at Spanish Fly Gastropub, Now Featuring ‘North AfricanPlanning a day of tacos arabes,Algerian pizza, and fried chicken, chef Farid Zadi claims, “Ancient Berbers were the original stoners.”
  31. Foodievents
    What You’ll Find at ‘A Taste of Koreatown,’ Saturday at NoonEl Cholo and Papa Cristo’s will add some diversion from the galbi.
  32. Closings
    LaOn Dining and Don Dae Gam Go Down in KTownOwner Jenee Kim will next focus on opening her Downtown project, Oleego.
  33. Coming Soon
    Sneak Peek at Gaonnuri, Bringing Sky-High Korean to K-Town Next MonthThis one sounds fancy.
  34. Closings
    Yujean Kang’s Closed in Pasadena, Mapo Jip Replaced by Isa Ramen in KTownAfter 20 years in business, the chef’s eponymous restaurant is closing to ponder the future.
  35. Openings
    Farid Zadi and Susan Park Opening Spanish Fly Gastropub, Saturday in KTownHe designed the lunch and dinner menu, while she’ll be making the sausages.
  36. KTown
    Is Koreatown’s Most Interesting Restaurant…Italian?Probably not in a neighborhood selling live octopus and sea cucumber skeet.
  37. Let The Eat Foie
    Beer Belly Presents ‘Gone, But Not Foiegotten,’ June 30 in KTownChef Wes Leiberher might be the Shakespeare of questionable foie gras wordplay.
  38. Leftovers
    Cassell’s Burgers Moving to Normandie Hotel; Jared Simons Leaves LexingtonThe chef is going back to work with Steven Arroyo, leaving his former Hollywood employer to find its third chef in little over a year.
  39. The Other Critics
    Counter Intelligence Returns With a Look at LàOnJonathan Gold retains his famous column while declaring Jenee Kim’s newest restaurant a contender as “the first modern Korean restaurant in Los Angeles.”
  40. The Other Critics
    Gold Offers 60 Korean Dishes Every Angeleno Should Know; Burum Finds Nirvana atThe critic pens a swan song for L.A. Weekly on the city’s densest, arguably greatest dining district.
  41. Openings
    Sneak Peek at Upscale Korean Barbecue Temple Kristalbelli, Opening March 8It’s glitzy, pricey, and meat-smoke-free.
  42. Mediavore
    J Restaurant and Lounge Closing in Downtown; Where to Get Feet Wet in KoreatownMatt Kang offers a primer on eating in the eatery-dense sub-city.
  43. Empire Building
    Gatten Sushi Opening Sixth Store, Coming to KoreatownAll sushi is just two-dollars at this Irvine-based chain.
  44. Mediavore
    Koreatown Building Inspector Probed by FBI; U.S. Gets More Salt From Bread ThanThe accused was observed taking an envelope of cash with his cup of tea at a hotel-restaurant.
  45. The Happiest Hours on Earth
    Beer Belly Starts New Order Mondays and Hoppy HourThe beer bar also serves a “hoppy meal” combo, with jidori wings, but no toy.
  46. The Other White Meat
    Have Pig Feet Ever Looked So Pretty?Pretty photos emerge from Koreatown’s porcine Jangchung-Dong Wong Jokbal.
  47. Openings
    First Look at Dong Chun Hong, Bringing Seoul-Based Korean-Chinese to K-TownRSVP for a chance to attend the grand opening party.
  48. Mediavore
    Students Criticize LAUSD’s New Lunches; Whiskey Might Fortify Your PortfolioQuinoa salad struggles to compete with Flamin’ Hot Cheetoes for the hearts and minds of schoolkids.
  49. Ramen Brahmins
    Torayoshi Ramen Bringing Tonkotsu to KTown PlazaThe opening of this Tokyo-style spot is expected sometime next week.
  50. Coming Up
    Kristalbelli Will Bring Upscale Korean Barbecue to K-TownThe restaurant is slated for December.
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