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Don’s Bogam: Grill Your Own Barbecue

August 20, 2014 4:01 pm

Get in on the DIY food trend and head to Don’s Bogam for some grill-your-own Korean barbecue. Many tables are equipped with a grill, and you can choose from a range of marinated beef, chicken, and seafood mains.

Try the house specialty Maeun Galbi — beef short ribs in a spicy sauce. If you don’t want to grill it yourself, chefs in the open kitchen will prepare it to your liking. Those who prefer rice dishes can go for the customer favorite kimchi-bulgogi. All meals come with a nice variety of Banchan side dishes that come out first, but if you must have an appetizer, try the Japchae, a noodle and veggie dish that's made fresh to order. Don’s Bogam stocks a variety of traditional Korean liquors, as well as a nice wine list with many affordable options. Efficient servers are happy to make a recommendation.

Although this restaurant is nestled among many others in a neighborhood known for Korean cuisine, its ambiance stands out. Simple modern Asian decor gives a chic vibe, and platform tables offer unique seating options. Although you sit at floor level, there are cut outs under the table for your legs, as if you were sitting on a legless chair. Getting a table is generally easy, but there are times when the restaurant gets busy. If you are planning an important dinner and want your choice of table, make a reservation.

Don’s Bogam
17 E. 32nd Street
New York, NY 10016
(212) 683-2200

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3 Tips for a Perfectly Packed Suitcase

August 13, 2014 4:00 pm

We’ve all been there before: You go to pack for an upcoming trip and quickly realize that your belongings far exceed the space in your suitcase. Whether you’re trying to conserve space in the car or you don’t want to pay the outrageous airport baggage fees, there are a number of benefits to using a smaller suitcase. Here are a few tips to help you pack like a pro.

  1. Roll it up. By folding each article of clothing in half and then tightly rolling it like a burrito, you can dramatically save space in that overcrowded suitcase. Even better, the rolling technique ensures that your clothes will stay wrinkle-free until you unpack them at your destination.
  2. Check the weather. Don’t fill your suitcase with bulky sweaters if you don’t have to. Checking the weather at your destination ensures that you’re prepared for anything, and it means that you won’t pack unnecessary things that you don’t wear. If possible, wear your bulkier clothing items on the plane.
  3. When in doubt, shrink wrap. If you’re going on a long trip where you simply can’t afford to leave things out, investing in space bags that vacuum your clothes together is a great option. These bags are available at most home goods stores, and many cost less than $20.

How to Pack a Suitcase [Travel and Leisure]
5 Ways to Pack Your Suitcase Way More Efficiently [Gizmodo]
Pack Your Suitcase as Efficiently as a Flight Attendant [Lifehacker]

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$1,000 Resident Referral Bonus!

August 7, 2014 6:37 pm

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