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  • Post #91 - August 30th, 2022, 11:56 am
    Post #91 - August 30th, 2022, 11:56 am Post #91 - August 30th, 2022, 11:56 am
    HI,

    This morning I was visiting the Aldi next door to SSGS on Golf Road.

    There was a ghost sign: 'and sushi.'

    There was a banner featuring 'All you can eat meat.' On the door was a sign stating this is offered at $34.99 per person. If there were restrictions on this offer, I did not get close enough to read the details.

    I was there at 10:30 AM, so I did not check the hours. At that time, it was clearly shop closed.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #92 - August 30th, 2022, 12:14 pm
    Post #92 - August 30th, 2022, 12:14 pm Post #92 - August 30th, 2022, 12:14 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:HI,

    This morning I was visiting the Aldi next door to SSGS on Golf Road.

    There was a ghost sign: 'and sushi.'

    There was a banner featuring 'All you can eat meat.' On the door was a sign stating this is offered at $34.99 per person. If there were restrictions on this offer, I did not get close enough to read the details.

    I was there at 10:30 AM, so I did not check the hours. At that time, it was clearly shop closed.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    I had the AYCE bbq there recently. In spite of some vague signage in the windows, this location (now also calling themselves San Soo North) is not live charcoal but gas. I can't remember all the details but given the a la carte pricing, AYCE seemed like the best deal. You start out by choosing up to 3 meats and can order more after those have been eaten. No leftovers can be taken with. Maybe there was a 90-minute time limit. We ordered 3 and then 2 more.

    It comes with a small gyeranjjim, an order of japchae and maybe some soup and some mandoo (it wasn't entirely clear to me what was included and what we may have ordered separately). Unlike on Western, the banchan selection was paltry and extremely limited. They also tack an 18% service charge on top of it. I'd never leave that small of a tip on my own but I wasn't paying and I didn't want to coach our hosts, who probably left only that amount. In their defense, sadly, I have to say that service was dismal and the restaurant wasn't more than 2/3 full. Overall, other than the company, not a particularly pleasant experience on any level but I'm not sure the AYCE had anything to do with it.

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #93 - August 30th, 2022, 8:31 pm
    Post #93 - August 30th, 2022, 8:31 pm Post #93 - August 30th, 2022, 8:31 pm
    That's quite a change from the last time I was there, but it's been about two pandemics. Banchan was abundant, but AYCE wasn't in the menu. Trying to remember if I was eating with Koreans, that may have made a difference.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #94 - August 30th, 2022, 9:20 pm
    Post #94 - August 30th, 2022, 9:20 pm Post #94 - August 30th, 2022, 9:20 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    Cathy2 wrote:HI,

    This morning I was visiting the Aldi next door to SSGS on Golf Road.

    There was a ghost sign: 'and sushi.'

    There was a banner featuring 'All you can eat meat.' On the door was a sign stating this is offered at $34.99 per person. If there were restrictions on this offer, I did not get close enough to read the details.

    I was there at 10:30 AM, so I did not check the hours. At that time, it was clearly shop closed.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    In spite of some vague signage in the windows, this location (now also calling themselves San Soo North) is not live charcoal but gas.

    =R=

    If you scroll halfway down this page, there is the sign I saw and the now ghosted '& Sushi.'

    Going through this thread before posting, I saw other names associated with this location. It must be confusing to everyone involved.

    Thanks for the updates.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #95 - September 26th, 2022, 6:40 am
    Post #95 - September 26th, 2022, 6:40 am Post #95 - September 26th, 2022, 6:40 am
    We stopped by SSGS on Western the evening of Sept 25th, and found them closed with a scary looking City of Chicago “do not enter” sign on it. Unclear from the sign what’s going on, but it’s not open.

    Anyone know what’s up?

    Photo: https://photos.app.goo.gl/rPGX1U5yjzmvGqYQ7
  • Post #96 - September 26th, 2022, 7:37 am
    Post #96 - September 26th, 2022, 7:37 am Post #96 - September 26th, 2022, 7:37 am
    jonjonjon wrote:We stopped by SSGS on Western the evening of Sept 25th, and found them closed with a scary looking City of Chicago “do not enter” sign on it. Unclear from the sign what’s going on, but it’s not open.

    Anyone know what’s up?

    Photo: https://photos.app.goo.gl/rPGX1U5yjzmvGqYQ7

    That's something I haven't seen before, but it's the Building department, not Health. That makes me think there was some sort of physical safety issue (fire? flood? hvac?). Nothing on their web or facebook pages.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #97 - September 26th, 2022, 10:03 am
    Post #97 - September 26th, 2022, 10:03 am Post #97 - September 26th, 2022, 10:03 am
    jonjonjon wrote:We stopped by SSGS on Western the evening of Sept 25th, and found them closed with a scary looking City of Chicago “do not enter” sign on it. Unclear from the sign what’s going on, but it’s not open.

    Anyone know what’s up?

    Photo: https://photos.app.goo.gl/rPGX1U5yjzmvGqYQ7

    Thanks, for the post -- and for including the link to photo. Strange development.

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #98 - September 29th, 2022, 4:55 pm
    Post #98 - September 29th, 2022, 4:55 pm Post #98 - September 29th, 2022, 4:55 pm
    A Famed Korean Barbecue Gets Temporarily Shut Down for Fire and Ventilation Issues

    https://flip.it/PfNB2o
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #99 - September 30th, 2022, 7:50 am
    Post #99 - September 30th, 2022, 7:50 am Post #99 - September 30th, 2022, 7:50 am
    I did research for the Korean comfort food budae jjigae at San Soo Gap San in the city, in fact it won as best tasting & best value as well. The corresponding article 'A Big Bowl of Wrong...or Right', is accessible on this site.

    But every time I visited the Western Ave. location, my clothes smelled, and frankly it looked like a fire trap. Food was awesome though.
  • Post #100 - September 30th, 2022, 10:12 am
    Post #100 - September 30th, 2022, 10:12 am Post #100 - September 30th, 2022, 10:12 am
    jnm123 wrote:But every time I visited the Western Ave. location, my clothes smelled, and frankly it looked like a fire trap.

    I can't recall ever being in a K-BBQ place where this wasn't the case. I never considered it a potential danger, just the nature of the beast. Note to self: leave your coat in the car! :D

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #101 - September 30th, 2022, 2:48 pm
    Post #101 - September 30th, 2022, 2:48 pm Post #101 - September 30th, 2022, 2:48 pm
    I believe it was the now closed Wooil restaurant on Milwaukee Av that had a fire suppression system with properly coded red tanks and piping for Halon that made a lasting impression on me as a former Fire Marshall at a Nuclear Power Plant.
    SSGS never really worried me as the food and alcohol quickly obliterated my awareness of anything else.
    Soon as SSGS opens, I will be back!
    None of these puny gas systems with a piece of charcoal or two for me!!!
    -Richard
  • Post #102 - September 30th, 2022, 10:31 pm
    Post #102 - September 30th, 2022, 10:31 pm Post #102 - September 30th, 2022, 10:31 pm
    I'm not on social media but this was sent to me by a few LTHers. I think it's from facebook . . .

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    Not exactly contrite but at least the situation is being resolved. After them being in business for 29 years, I wonder what prompted this now.

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #103 - October 1st, 2022, 2:10 am
    Post #103 - October 1st, 2022, 2:10 am Post #103 - October 1st, 2022, 2:10 am
    https://webapps1.chicago.gov/buildingre ... p=13873810

    Reading the report……
    coal dust has built up over the years from an inadequate mechanical exhaust and presents a fire hazard.
    Probably an old antiquated system?
    I also know how things used to work in the City?
    Maybe new inspector?
    Maybe……………………
  • Post #104 - October 18th, 2022, 3:18 pm
    Post #104 - October 18th, 2022, 3:18 pm Post #104 - October 18th, 2022, 3:18 pm
    Popular Lincoln Square Korean BBQ San Soo Gab San May Reopen This Weekend After Owners Fix Violations

    https://blockclubchicago.org/2022/10/18 ... iolations/
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #105 - October 18th, 2022, 3:37 pm
    Post #105 - October 18th, 2022, 3:37 pm Post #105 - October 18th, 2022, 3:37 pm
    *sees Dave148 just posted*
    *panics*
    *remembers SSGS was already closed*
    *whew*
  • Post #106 - October 18th, 2022, 3:41 pm
    Post #106 - October 18th, 2022, 3:41 pm Post #106 - October 18th, 2022, 3:41 pm
    cilantro wrote:*sees Dave148 just posted*
    *panics*
    *remembers SSGS was already closed*
    *whew*

    I’ll take that as a compliment. 8)
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard

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