What Really Matters

Eating and drinking, of course! I know you’re all dying to know what I’ve been eating lately. The answer is: there haven’t been a lot of new places to share as I’ve been visiting old favorites, but here are a few great new locations for consuming calories.

Frank’s in Gyeongridan

This place is hidden in the back alleys of Gyeongridan and is known for its beautiful cakes, including a rainbow cake made from all-natural flavorings. We were there on a Sunday afternoon and every table was taken. We shared a slice of rainbow cake and it was delicious – light and just the right amount of sweetness.

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Here are a few more of their gorgeous cakes:img_5833

On our walk home, we saw a playground being built with this awesome bear structure:

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Blacklist Bar in Itaewon:

Our neighbors invited us to go to the soft opening of a new bar in Itaewon called Blacklist, owned by the former bartender of Libertine. Chris Shin is an accomplished mixologist and I can tell we will be back to Blacklist many times. Here are a few of our drinks from that night:

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Brera Italian Restaurant:

I had been to Brera once before but just ordered an appetizer and wasn’t blown away. This time, a group of us went there for girls’ night and it was fabulous. I will definitely be returning soon! The first dish I ordered, a special, ended up being sold out, but I ended up with an excellent pasta dish with house-made sausage and broccoli that was perfect. The panna cotta I had for dessert was the best I’ve ever had!

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Bread and Supply:

We found this restaurant outside Olympic Park (future blog entry on the way) and it was very good.

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Warm croissants with balsamic & oil dipping sauce
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Chicken flatbread
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Very messy but tasty chicken salsa burger

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