7 (Wed) April 2021
Spare Rib Platter
at Linus’ BBQ
-Itaewon, Yongsan, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
Linus’ (Bama Style) BBQ is an American restaurant. Founded 2012. Specializes in ribs, brisket, and pulled pork, cooked slow-and-low in the tradition of the American South (i.e., Alabama). Currently ranked 24 of 26,547 restaurants in Seoul on TripAdvisor (see Linus’ Bama Style BBQ).
I’ve been meaning to try the place since the beginning, often touted as one of the first, one of the best for authentic barbecue in Korea. Just never got the chance.
While years of success has allowed them to expand and refine, the business was hit hard by the pandemic, now on the brink of closure. Friends and family have set up a fund at gofundme (see #Save Linus BBQ from COVID Shutdown).
We ordered the Sparerib Platter, which came with spareribs + brisket + pulled pork + buns + sides.
Overall, both us agreed, the food was solid, though not quite amazing. Both of us have had better, in the States. By default, however, it was the best American-style BBQ that we’ve had in Korea.
I truly hope that the restaurant makes it through. If it does, I promise to pay a return visit by the end of the year.
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