From February 9th to the 25th, people all over the world will gather to watch top international athletes compete in the Winter Games. This year’s edition has a majestic setting indeed, in the dramatic, rugged mountains of Gangwon Province, South Korea. Visitors to the three regions hosting the Games—Pyeongchang, Gangneung, and Jeongseon—can expect to marvel at ancient temples and meandering trails while catching competitions atop silver patched cliffs.
While viewers around the globe will toast the competition in their own particular styles, how will the locals (and adventurous visitors) celebrate the great winter sports spectacle unfolding in their backyards? Here’s a guide to celebrating this year’s Winter Games, Korean style—with an emphasis on how both natives and tourists alike will eat, drink, and be merry.