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Baumann Steakhouse

A year ago, a friend of mine introduced me to Baumann Steakhouse to bring some culture to my life almost.  I was two months into my life in Korea, and in Daegu to the other extent, and my only experience with a steakhouse was in Kansas.  I didn’t mind it, but there was a lot of country music, folk art, Sunday-dinner families, and six buffet lines.…
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Where the Bulgogi Tents Live

Foreign bloggers have long described Bukseongro bulgogi tents as “Daegu’s best-kept secret,” “a must-see spot” and “the best bulgogi” they’ve ever had – and for good reason; these tents live up to the hype. Featured several times on Korean television, this spot may not be a secret, but it truly is a gem – a diamond in the rough to be precise.
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Lagom Diner at the Corner

Lagom is an Italian restaurant, but it’s different. Chef Kim Choong-hyun once operated the Pizza Place at the entrance of Apsan mountain, which is no longer there. I was sad to hear this, but by chance, I met Chef Kim at a beautiful restaurant near the Apsan and was so happy that I ordered an early lunch. Long-time Daegu Compass Readers and…
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Proper Ingredients Make a Proper Meal – Zione

“I’m not concerned with trends. I simply don’t follow them.” When asked what sets his family of restaurants apart from the seemingly endless parade of Italian restaurants available to diners in Daegu, this was what chef and owner Jatae wanted to emphasize. Referring to his other, highly regarded establishment in Dongseong-Ro, he added, “Little…
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