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Sharky`s: California RePublic
2 weeks 23 hours ago

Whether at the original Sharky’s at Haeundae Beach, the Gwangalli Beach location or the most recent addition of Sharky’s III on the Haeundae Strip, Sharky’s is the only place in Busan that is quintessentially Californian. Its friendly vibe is reminiscent of laid-back SoCal beach bars where you find a strange brew of patrons, some spiritedly blowing off steam, some relaxing with a kind ale or cocktail over board games by the beach. While the assorted assembly there may change (which keeps the craic...

Mercado Brazilian BBQ: A Whole Lotta Brazil on a Plate Near You
11 weeks 1 day ago

EDITORS NOTE: Mercado is currently under renovation and has been closed. 5/15

BUSAN, South Korea -- Every time I take a trip up to Seoul, I pencil in a few hours to hit up a...

11 Chesterfield Way: French Cuisine in Gyeongju
11 weeks 5 days ago

 


GYEONG-JU, South Korea -- For some reason, the new French restaurants springing up around Korea often are hidden in alleys that make them difficult to find. 11 Chesterfield Way, opened in 2011 by Gyeongju native Kim Jeong-hwan, is no exception. Located half way up a pedestrian lane off of Dongdae-ro in the city’s student quarter, there is no sign jutting out that enables a passerby to notice it. Finding this place is worth it for anyone spending time in the historic...

Dal Mi Cocco, PNU`s Franco-Italian Food Option
15 weeks 6 days ago

 


BUSAN, South Korea -- It seems all the new French restaurants in Korea are hidden in alleys or side streets that make them overlooked by the majority of pedestrians, and Dal Mi Cocco is no exception. With a name meaning “...

The Dish: Fall Fusion - Some Interesting Twists on Traditional Korean Foods
40 weeks 5 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- One of the things that has made living in Korea such an interesting journey is that it bears all the traits of a treasure hunt. When I first arrived in 2006, items like sour cream, cheddar cheese and chick peas...

BIFF Movie Review: Fish & Cat is a beautiful, bloodless slasher film
41 weeks 3 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- A voiceover booms in Farsi, telling the tale of a restaurant that made news for serving human meat. The film opens with Babak and Saeed, perhaps the world’s creepiest restaurateurs, as they decide whether or not to give directions to some travelers. The alternative is obvious. Following this encounter, the two take a walk in...

BIFF Movie Review: The Unique Premise of R100
41 weeks 4 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- While scanning the film descriptions for BIFF the other day, I was a bit disappointed that nothing looked interesting in the Sunday night slot. Then I got to R100. The few dozen words in the BIFF book made it sound like a...

Review: Yeon Sang-Ho`s Latest Film Tackles the Subject of Faith
42 weeks 14 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- When I saw Yeon Sang-Ho’s sophomore feature on the list of this year’s BIFF films, it immediately jumped the queue...

Review: Bluebird shows First Time Director`s Jim Jarmusch Influence
42 weeks 15 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- After finishing her daily route, school bus driver Lesley begins the routine inspection of the bus, collecting lost hats and picking up trash on a cold January day. When she is distracted by a bluebird flitting around the bus, she fails to finish her regular duties. At the same time, self-centered waitress...

Interview: Acclaimed Documentary Director Lee Hong-ki Talks about His Latest Work
42 weeks 1 day ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Every year, Korea’s most read film magazine 씨네21 (Cine 21) publishes the “Must List 30” for the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) featuring their top picks for Korea’s most prestigious film event. This year only two documentaries were selected and one of those was...

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