When you’re at Take 31, you drink makgeolli. It’s a cloudy, sparkling rice wine that’ll go perfectly with some kimchi stew or fried chicken. This place is from the owners of Her Name is Han, although it’s a little more casual, and it’s a coffee shop during the day. At night, however, it’s ideal for an affordable small group dinner. Just be aware that this place gets busy, and you’ll probably have to wait a bit.
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