The Hype: There’s… been a lot of hype. The Reality: True enough. By opening, lines were literally around the block. (Admittedly
the place is close to a corner, but still.)
The Hype: You’ll find both Korean and Italian. The Reality: For sure. There’s a cacio e pepe made with chickpea paste instead of
pecorino romano. The pork shoulder with white kimchi is perfectly pork-shoulder-y. And the chewy noodle-like
The Hype: There are alcoholic slushies. The Reality: Yep. Research standards dictated we try both the limoncello and coffee-like
amaro affogato. You won’t hate them.
The Hype: It’s one of those de rigueur no-tipping places. The Reality: Yep. No math.
The Hype: It’ll be a scene. The Reality: Probably. It’s a foodie crowd at the moment, and this stretch of 8th Ave has
been tough on good places recently.