Posts Tagged ‘The Blaguard’

What’s Going on With the Pyongyang Gang?

At the beginning of the summer, Michael Thompson launched the Pyongyang Gang, a Korean food pop-up inside Adams Morgan Irish pub The Blaguard. Y&H found the kimchi pork belly sandwiches and twice-fried sweet and spicy chicken wings to be a pleasant drunk-food alternative to mozzarella sticks and jalapeño bites. Thompson now tells Y&H he has […]

Celebrate July 4 the North Korean Way

In case you're not into Budweiser and hot dogs, here are two less all-American places to celebrate your patriotism: Pyongyang Gang Pop-up at The Blaguard North Korea hates your American guts, but the Pyongyang Gang (named after the country's capitol) just wants to fill them. The Korean-style food pop-up inside Irish pub The Blaguard in […]

Pop Up? Pipe Down!

Lost Society, on U Street NW, is normally closed on Monday nights. But on a recent Monday evening, its dining room played host to 18 guests in a somewhat unusual arrangement. Seated around one long communal table, the diners ate dishes like popcorn soup, strawberry pasta, and a Ritz cracker ice cream with warm apple […]

Korean-Style Drunk Food at an Irish Pub

Sliders and wings are no longer the only food options at The Blaguard. For the past month, the Irish pub at 18th and U streets NW has been serving Korean food every Wednesday. The special menu comes from the Pyongyang Gang, a pop-up concept co-founded by ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen employees Mike Thompson and James Jang. […]

Cocktail Kvetching: D.C.’s Best Bars Snubbed By Food & Wine

Food & Wine has released its list of the "50 Best Bars In America." And, just like in national politics, D.C. representation is sorely lacking. Only one hotbed of booze in the entire District merits a mention on the vaunted list: The Passenger/Columbia Room near Mt. Vernon Square. Alexandria's PX, meanwhile, earns a nod on […]