Food & Drink

A taste of Korea in Bucktown

Sean Cooley/Thrillist

Taking its name from a biblical spring that appears before a road-weary Samson, En Hakkore's aiming to provide legendary nourishment (but no crazy women cutting your hair off) in the former home of MELT, which now has a large oak communal table, chandeliers made from drying racks, and a menu of Korean-flavored comestibles. Speaking of Bible stories, their bibimbap bowl has enough vegetables (16) to cast a whole series of morally uplifting children's videos. Fresh off the press, this paratha panini oozes kimchi, onion, mushroom, spicy pork belly, and three different cheeses. They're also deep on sushi, like this Super White Tuna Ceviche featuring SPF 70 and both Downton Abbey seasons on DVD spicy tuna marinated in lime juice topped with jalapenos and sriracha. If you're all "why the hell can't I have MEAT in my maki?", you're probably low on Omega-3s, but fine, here's a Sweet BBQ Bulgogi roll covered in mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, and a spicy garlic sauce.

Sean Cooley/Thrillist
Sean Cooley/Thrillist
Sean Cooley/Thrillist
Sean Cooley/Thrillist