FOOD & WINE

FOOD & WINE

“Mario (Batali) and Joe (Bastianich) sit down at the L-shaped bar in the vaguely glamorous Korean restaurant; an Orson Welles movie plays on the wall next to a DJ mixing Talking Heads. Mario likes eating at the bar: ‘When you work in the restaurant all day, the last place you want to sit is the dining room,’ he says. Jason and Mark show up just as the dishes being to arrive: crisp zucchini-and-scallion-laced pancakes, pan-fried kimchi mandu (kimchi, beef, and pork dumplings) and Mario’s favorite, deji kalbi, spicy garlic-and-ginger-infused pork ribs that he orders every time he visits Do Hwa. ‘It’s a welcome change from Italian, ‘he says ‘And this place has a great downtown vibe – highly unusual for a Korean restaurant'”

–FOOD & WINE
Kate Krader

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