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Weekly Scoop (August 5-11) - Eat This... with Stu Helm at Korean House 🍜 Plus lots to do this week!

Eat This... with Stu Helm

Take a Trip to Korean House
Stone bowls on the left and Chef Kristina Im with her famous jab chae on the right

I love Korean House! If you haven’t been yet, you’re literally years behind. Catch up! Korean House is owned by Chefs Kristina Im and her brother Jayson Im. Some of you may have already been fans of Chef Kiristina’s cooking when she was co-owner of The Stone Bowl out on Airport Road before opening Korean House right downtown, adjacent to Pack Park, which is very fortunate for those of us that don’t get out to Airport Road much!

I was impressed by the food at Korean House the very first time I ate there, and immediately asked Chef Kristina if I could start bringing food tours in. She agreed, and for the past couple of years, we have gone in almost every week, and I’ll tell you what: Nobody doesn’t like Korean House, and I’m not exaggerating.

I recommend the stone bowls of course, but today I will also suggest that you try a wonderful offering called jab chae, which is a simple, but lovely dish of cellophane noodles and vegetables, lightly sauteed in a pan of oil at a very high temperature, which causes the entire dish to take on a slightly smoky quality. Yum! It is vegan, so tell all your vegan friends about it! Beef can be added to it by request, and since the noodles are actually made from sweet potatoes, go ahead tell your “meat and taters” friends about it too.

NOTE: The noodles are not sweet! If you didn’t know they’re made from sweet potatoes, you would never know that they’re made from sweet potatoes.

So yes, that’s my recommendation for this week, folks! Get on into Korean House, order a stone bowl and some jab chae for the table to share, and I can all but guarantee that you will be just like 99.9% of the people I’ve ever brought into Korean House: Full and happy!  

Find all the food specials, new menu additions, events and more from Korean House by checking out their Dig Local Profile.

Below you will find one locally curated Scoop chosen for each day this week — but make sure to check out all the Scoops this week on our Dig Local Scoop Calendar.

Monday, August 19

Open Mic Night
at The Grey Eagle
Music, comedy, spoken word — you name it! Perform on the historic stage at The Grey Eagle. Admission is FREE!
More details.
More to do Monday
Tuesday, August 20
Painting and Pints
at The Bier Garden
Join Wine & Design and have some drinks with friends while painting a cool picture! Each ticket purchase includes a free beverage.
Tickets and more details.
More to do Tuesday

Wednesday, August 21

Summer Garden Night
at Haiku I Do
Ever been curious about what's behind the gate? Now's your chance! Complementary drinks will be provided.
More details.

More to do Wednesday

Thursday, August 22

Bad Movie Nite
at Grail Moviehouse

Celebrate some of the cheapest, cheesiest, and most unintentionally hilarious b-movies ever made. You'll get trailers, shorts, and a surprise feature. Although we won't tell you what it is, believe me, it will be BAD!
Tickets and more details.

More to do Thursday

Friday, August 23

Fry-day Fish Fry Special
at Sawhorse
Kick off your weekend with a frosty liter of exclusive Lumbercamp Pilsner from Homeplace Beer Co, paired with some crispy golden fried fish goodness. $10 all-day!
More details.
More to do Friday

Saturday, August 24

Sips and Succulents
at Twisted Laurel - Weaverville

Succulents are everywhere! All over Instagram, Facebook, and wildly popular in the interior design world. Come learn how to create your own easy-to-care-for terrarium using natural elements and beautiful succulents while enjoying a glass of wine or local craft beer.
Tickets and more details.
More to do Saturday

Sunday, August 25

10 Year Anniversary Party!
at West Village Market
Celebrate 10 years of West Village Market being in West Asheville with music, hors d'oeuvres, drinks, door prizes, games, and more!
More details.
More to do Sunday
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