At this casual lunchbox spot, Kim Jong Smokehouse merges the grill traditions of Korea with American Southern-inflected smoked meats. So your sweet-spicy honey-gochujang spareribs ($15) might get a rainbow of kimchi and quick-pickled daikon as sides, or arrive perched atop a scorched-rice bibimbap in a steaming cast-iron pan. But at the Northwest 21st Avenue location, Han Ly Hwang has also been throwing down a menu of anju—Korean drinking food you can otherwise get only in the 'Tron.

GO: 413 NW 21st Ave., 126 SW 2nd Ave., 503-477-9364, kimjongsmokehouse.com, 11 am-9 pm Sunday-Thursday, 11 am-10 pm Friday-Saturday