It almost starts out like an Irish joke: two guys walk into an Irish bar and take over its kitchen every Wednesday night… with Korean food. The joke of course, is on every one who doesn’t make it to the Blaguard Irish Pub to check out the Pyongyang Gang pop-up concept. The best part of it? While it’s definitely not the most authentic Korean food (and doesn’t pretend to be), it’s simple, good and cheap. The menu is short and sweet, featuring just 4 items. If you order one of each, plus drinks for two, the meal will barely set you back $30.
Pyongyang Gang Pop-Up at the Blaguard Irish Pub: The Details
- Where Am I Going: 2003 18th Street, NW
- When Am I Going: Wednesday nights for the Pyongyang Gang pop up but the Blaguard also has a brand new menu that includes Irish car bomb sundaes and they will be introducing a new raw bar soon with fresh oysters from the Chesapeake Bay, so you’re covered any night really. Happy hour is until 8PM. Also, on July 4, since the holiday couldn’t possibly be celebrated without one BBQ, the Pyongyang Gang is pairing up with D.C. and throwing a Korean BBQ bash for Blaguard patrons.
- Paycheck Pain: Intern pay check friendly.
- Say What?: Head upstairs if you’re on a cheap date night, it’s newly renovated and much quieter than downstairs. There are also a few seats outside on the street if you get there early enough.
- What You’ll Be Eating: An American take on Korean bar food in an Irish pub. How you’ll be eating it? With your fingers. The food comes in brown paper bags, it’s pretty laid back.
From Alejandra Owens of One Bite At A Time where she writes about food, cooking and even offers up some great recipes. You can also find her on Twitter at @frijolita.
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