Husband-and-wife team Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi of Wallingford's awesome Joule
brings you "Urban. Comfort. Asian. Street Food," e.g., pork belly pancakes, chorizo dumplings, and short ribs with daikon. At brunch, among other things: Korean hangover soup. Tested against an unmedicated hangover formed over the course of several days and one very sorrowful event, this soup was as efficacious as one could hope. Its broth was so dark and deep as to be opaque, with an ideal level of sodium; its kale held out the possibility of redemption; its house-made blood pudding provided protein in a tasty, fortifying, mild format; its rice soothed. It cost $13, which, yes, is a lot, but each ingredient bespoke its high quality and its healthfulness, while summarily besting all grease-based remedies. It caused a headache to recede and laid a superlative foundation for three ibuprofen and a nap. Only time heals a hangover—same with sorrow—but soup can help.
403 N 36th St,
Hours: Lunch Mon-Fri 11 am-2 pm; brunch Sat-Sun 10 am-2 pm; dinner Sun-Thu 5 pm-10 pm, Fri-Sat 5 pm-11 pm
Bar/Happy Hour, Breakfast/Brunch, Outdoor Seating
Korean, New American