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Where Progressivism has failed (and where it will win)

Where Progressivism has failed (and where it will win)

People are still wrapping their heads around the Trump win. Yes, Clinton won the popular vote, but even that was by a razor thin margin. How did Trump get so many votes? And from the constituencies that usually go blue? Hispanics? African-Americans? Women? Before you...
Broke my back–literally

Broke my back–literally

WARNING: Graphic photos ahead. Not to be perused while eating. It’s already been a, well, challenging year. I’ve had two life-learning experiences in running restaurants in Korea. I’ll go into details about those later. My consolation was that my...
Serving Customers in Korean

Serving Customers in Korean

I felt that as I’m a partner in this restaurant, I should learn as many parts of the business as possible. I’ve learned every station in the kitchen, and I’m pretty good at each except the grill. I also run the barbecue program. Now that we have...
Running a Restaurant in Seoul

Running a Restaurant in Seoul

It’s been quite a year so far. Anyone who’s been following me on social media or on Restaurant Buzz Seoul likely has heard the drama behind what’s been going on. I don’t really want to go into it because, well, it’s bad form, and...
Behind-the-scenes with Anthony Bourdain, What Is It Like?

Behind-the-scenes with Anthony Bourdain, What Is It Like?

This and many photos credited to CNN   “Who’s that old geezer?” Oh, Christ, not now. We were shooting the final shot with Anthony Bourdain before he returned to the hotel and jumped on a flight back to New York. He was sitting at a lonely street...

11 Years… and…

I woke up at four this morning. TV show. The date “February 6, 2015” popped up. “I know this is significant for some reason.” It took me a while. Then I realized this was my Koreaversary. 11 years in Korea today. If you’re not an expat,...

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