The Nitty Gritty
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Quality Korean food isn’t too hard to find in Atlanta if you know where to look (translation: Buford Highway), but quality Korean eats off of State Route 13? That’s an entirely different thing. For those who have been strangers to the nuances and flavor profiles of the cuisine itself, Atlanta presents us with a challenge. Now, coming out of all that meal maelstrom, the Westside’s recently debuted Pijiu Belly is here to change all that, one inventive dish at a time. They’ve made it their mission to offer hungry Atlantan’s a chance to get better acquainted with Asian dishes – Southern style.
Combining Southern American cuisine with Korean eats may sound convoluted – but let us assure you: coleslaw and kimchee are kin in our cookbooks, and Pijiu belly’s menu is a testament to it. “We like to think of it as an Asian-influenced pub,” Owner Lenny says. “We want to serve the young and vibrant community of West Midtown something a little different.” It’s got all of the staples of a classic watering hole: local drafts flow through the lines, the fryer and griddle are always at work in the kitchen, and the amiable staff is behind the counter to warmly greet you. Heck, they’ve even got country tunes in the air. The difference? Well, your Pijiu burger is bedecked with a fried egg, kimchi, cheese and beer-BBQ sauce, and your sweet potato tots are slathered in a sriracha mayo. (And if your mouth isn’t watering yet, you might want to see a doctor.)