Cops, lawyers, secretaries, hipsters, football fans, and neighborhood residents sooner or later, everyone ends up at Karls, for the good food, well-stocked bar, and unpretentious vibe. A one-pound corned-beef sandwich is the house specialty; other good bets include the Friday-night fish fry and the well-dressed Snuggery Burger.
A little bit glam, a little bit retro, and entirely fun-loving, this handsome, possibly haunted martini bar brings plenty of flair to downtowns burgeoning entertainment district. Full dinner menu, from upscale noshes to desserts, is also available. Open Friday and Saturday only.
There is more to Korean food than kimchi and bulgogi, and this cozy eatery is the perfect place to expand one’s range. Meals begin with crispy pan-fried mandu, or beef dumplings. Sweet bits of seafood and scallion dot a fluffy egg pancake. And bibimbap is a glorious bowl of rice topped with beef, veggies, runny egg and hot-chile paste. Fragrant condiments known as banchan fill what little space is left on the table.