Eating heaps of Korean barbecue is essential when visiting Seoul, but slow-cooked, smoky Alabama ‘cue? It’s not just expat bait. At Linus ‘Bama-Style Barbecue (라이너스바베큐) in the busy neighborhood of Itaewon, Korean-American pitmaster Linus Kim cranks out platters of tender brisket, f*ck-yeah pulled pork, and your choice of Southern-pride sides (vinegary “slaw in the raw,” potato salad pelted with knobs of bacon, crispy deep-fried pickles, etc.). A stack of buttery-soft rolls invites impromptu sandwich making, while pitchers of watermelon firewater and craft beers like Lost Coast’s Indica IPA and Heretic’s Evil Twin red ale keep the party going late.
56-20 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea; +82-2-790-2920.