During my recent trip to Atlanta, my friends and I had the pleasure of visiting this under-the-radar spot for lunch. Alton Brown named one of its signature dishes as the best thing he's ever had. Enough said—I had to try it.
Once we arrived it became clear. People come here on a mission, already knowing what to order and how they want it. Food is ordered cafeteria style, and while you make you way to the cashier, you have the pleasure of seeing the artists work their wonders. Like the painters with their palette, here the cooks have a variety of ingredients ready for them to combine and create unique culinary creations that fusion the simplicity and freshness of the Mexican cuisine, with the richness and boldness of the Korean food.
We ordered the famous bibim-bop, gogi nachos, fish tacos with hoisin tartar sauce and shared some spicy sesame fries. What a feast! Each bite was full of flavor, spice and citrusy richness. In a very artistic way, each plate allowed each cuisine to shine, at its own rhythm, like a duet where there is no competition, but instead a perfectly harmonized melody that complements and highlights each performers' best skills.