Cycle 13 – Item 114
29 (Fri) April 2022
at Fat Albert’s
-Itaewon, Yongsan, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
with HSK, DP
Fat Albert’s is an American restaurant/pub, formerly 3-Alley Pub. Offers the standard range of bar foods and a smattering of draft beers, plus cheap well drinks.
According to the current manager, the prior manager of 3-Alley Pub – whom I’d characterized back in Cycle 1 as “an obnoxious pig” (see 1.245 Wings) – had bought the place and renamed it after himself. But died a few years ago.
After a long tough week at the book fair, I felt that I had earned myself a drink, many of them – the first real drink since taking a vow of abstinence a few months back (see generally 13.028 Chamchi Gold).
Discovering on arrival that Sam Ryan’s is currently closed for business, I took a seat at Fat Albert’s to wait for the others. I had banned 3-Alley Pub because of that obnoxious pig, may he rest in peace, but decided to lift the ban upon hearing of his demise – let bygones be.
Like the interior, the food and drink were pretty much the same as before: crappy but fun in the context of Itaewon.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)