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New Korean Fried Chicken and Beer Spot Coming to Highland

Jang’s Chimac Cafe opens this fall

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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

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.

While Airang's website already features Jang's name, nothing else has been updated, including the menu. The restaurant is currently hiring for all full-time and part-time positions.

Arirang opened in 2014, serving served Korean food and Korean barbecue, with dishes like bibimbap, jjigae, porridges, and galbi.

(h/t Reddit)

Jang’s Chimac Cafe

6801 Airport Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78752