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January 24, 2016

Remember Shila BBQ? The much-maligned Korean BBQ restaurant that I found was a complete copy of a California restaurant without their permission? You know, the one with the ridiculous dining time limits, unsanitary practices, and the ones known for using non-food grade...

November 11, 2014



Shila BBQ (3812 W Newberry Road). We all know the story by now about this all-you-can-eat DIY Korean BBQ joint. A month ago, I discovered their website and logo were copied exactly from a restaurant of the same name in California. Despite the owner’s claim that his c...

October 5, 2014


Many of you have been asking me about Shila Korean BBQ that is opening in the former Stonewood location. Through the countless construction and permitting delays, lack of public information, and questions, I've warned everyone to temper their expectations. Just last n...

September 15, 2013

There’s a good reason why Korean cuisine is one of the last Asian cuisines to really gain popularity. Unlike Chinese, Japanese, and even Thai restaurants, Koreans unapologetically refuse to cater to American palates. It’s a matter of pride, and I wish more ethnic resta...

May 21, 2013

From the outside, Country Foodly looks like your run-of-the-mill country breakfast restaurant. But what you wouldn't guess is that it is actually owned and operated by Koreans, who place their own spin on traditional country breakfast dishes. There are items on the men...

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