All posts tagged: cocktails

The Beastro | new american in hongdae

The Beastro is a well known and well hearted American bistro in Hongdae. It’s basically the Target of Western dining in Korea, everyone can take away something pretty good from it. My foodie pal Phil and I headed over there one gloriously awesome autumn day to have breakfast, cocktails and to overhear conversations in English. After living in Korea for some time, I really have begun to hate listening to stranger’s banter that I actually understand. I think I really always hated it, even back in America. Why is there something so irritating about listening to people talk about things that are not remotely about you. I’m sure I’m not alone here. Being in a restaurant and not understanding anything, living in a beautiful bubble of dumbness, there is something otherworldly about it. It’s one of the reasons I love Korea. Bubbles. My ridiculous sensitivities aside, the meal was very on the mark. I was excited before even going after reading the menu online and seeing a mushroom tart. MUSHROOM. TART. Did they know I was coming? They …

Hopscotch: the gastropub | A Review

This is my new favorite place, everybody. Practically hidden in an alley in Nonhyeon-dong (my neighborhood!) there sits this fantastic restaurant and bar. One of the best parts of Hopscotch is that it is not in Itaewon. Not that there is anything wrong with Itaewon, but this place feels undiscovered although its been around since 2013. It’s otherworldly inside, meaning, you won’t feel like you’re in Seoul anymore. The best part, however, is the no hold’s barred, up the ante, soul food.  I was happily indulged with everything we ordered and ate until my gut felt angry and suicidal. There’s a big menu of food and drinks. (I only have a few pictures of the menu below.) You can eat big or just get something for drinking; either way, you’re going to be in for a treat. The prices for food are high but completely worth every won. They have craft beers to choose from, cocktails and a full bar. They have what looks like the full collection from The Hand & Malt, a small micro brewery out of Gyeongi-do, …

Sangria |Slushies!|

I love my new blender, folks! L.O.V.E. I had loads of fruit and a blender and a bottle of wine…it didn’t take long to figure out what I was planning.  These drinks are quite decadent (can I use that word?) sweet and thick…and so perfect for a brunch or cocktail hour. Obviously perfect for summer and might be even better frozen into a Popsicle. Haven’t tried it yet but I’m thinking about it! Ingredients for Mango + Papaya Sangria Slushie 1 large mango, cut into chunks 1 large papaya, cut into chunks 2 tablespoons sweetener (I used organic maple syrup) 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 bottle of sweet white wine Ingredients for Dragonfruit + Kiwi Sangria Slushie 2 large dragonfruit, cut into chunks 3 kiwis, cut into chunks juice of one small lime 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sweetener 1/2 bottle of sweet white wine Directions: Add all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth. Add to cup with ice (crushed would be perfect). Garnish if you want but drink it up! …