|One of these sits in my library.|
It was a good time.
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We got into K-Town about 2:30 and spent all of five minutes looking at the different restaurant choices. In retrospect, I probably should have done a little more research before we got there because I have this feeling that the lower-priced places probably have more authentic food, and it wasn't immediately obvious which places were catering to which kinds of clientele. That said, "low price" is very much a relative concept in K-Town. Most of the places have a $$ rating on Yelp, meaning they aren't cheap at all. Indeed, we wound up spending just over $100 on lunch for four, which was quite a bit more than I'd expected. Complicating these concerns is the reality that Korean food involves a lot more than just Korean barbecue. However, I wanted the real cook-it-in-front-of-us experience, so we wound up at a much more upscale place than I'd have preferred in terms of both price and atmosphere. Still, we had what I recognized as legitimate Korean barbecue, and that was the point.
|Hannah and I took a selfie with our stove.|
|Most of K-Town offers Korean BBQ as a sit-down meal.|
Truly, I've no complaints save that I've heard there are better, more authentic Korean places out in Jersey and/or the outer buroughs, though you have to get there to enjoy them. Regardless of its history, K-Town in Manhattan has become as upscale as any other part of the Midtown business district. That's fine, of course, but it sure isn't cheap, and the folks that go there aren't looking to sit on the floor and grab their meat out of an old refrigerator case. Alas, that is what I wanted, but I suppose this was close enough for a first pass.