Highland Korean restaurant Arirang has been replaced with a new Korean fried chicken and beer joint. Jang’s Chimac Cafe is set to open on Airport Boulevard sometime in mid-October, according to owner Hoseob Jang.
The name Jang’s Chimac Cafe stems from the word chimek, a portmanteau of “chicken” and the Korean word for beer, maekju. The phrase references popular late night meals of Korean fried chicken and beer.
This means Jang’s menu will feature, well, fried chicken and beer. Jang noted that the restaurant will serve other Korean dishes as well.
Arirang opened in 2014, serving served Korean food and Korean barbecue, with dishes like bibimbap, jjigae, porridges, and galbi.