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Bill Kim to Host “Belly Pop” LA Pop-Up Sept 17; Launching Urban Belly Seoul Sauce at Dose Market
Eater LA

Chef Bill Kim has already said he is thinking about opening a restaurant in LA and said he wanted to do a pop-up out there. Now the Urbanbelly chef is being true to his word.

Kim, who also owns Belly Shack, will host a pop-up on Sept. 17 in Los Angeles in conjunction with the launch of sister-in-law Yasmina Cadiz’s new shoe line, ToeJamm Shoes. The event, which will take place between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Daily Dose Cafe in Downtown LA, will be dubbed Belly Pop and will have mini bites of from both of Kim’s restaurants, like the Belly Dog and togarashi fries with curry mayo.

Reality show helps revive Korean American’s singing career
Dong-A Ilbo

Lena Park recalled her last performance in the reality music competition show “I’m a Singer” on MBC TV, as if she was daydreaming. The 35-year-old singer revived her musical career through the show for the first time since her debut 14 years ago.

Seattle restaurant Nettletown’s closing a loss for wild-food lovers
Puget Sound Business Journal

Nettletown, a small but notable restaurant in Seattle’s Eastlake neighborhood, announced late Friday that it was closing. Chef and owner Christina Choi said the tough economy had nothing to do with her decision.

Josh Brolin To Star In Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy’ Redo For Mandate
Deadline.com

Josh Brolin was rumored to be on the short list to star in Spike Lee’s Oldboy, a remake of the cult 2003 Korean revenge thriller from Park Chan-wook. Now it’s official: Brolin will topline the Mandate Pictures redo, which begins production in March.

Park Ji-sung Scores His 1st Goal of Season
Chosun Ilbo

Football star Park Ji-sung scored his first goal of the season on Sunday for Manchester United. Defeating long-time rival Arsenal 8:2 at the Old Trafford, Man U pitched its first goal 22 minutes into the game. Coming off the bench as a substitute Park added the team’s sixth point in the 70th minute.

‘I won’t regret joining Arsenal’ – South Korea captain Park Chu-Young to complete £3m move with backing of national team manager
Goal.com

Arsenal will complete the signing of South Korea captain Park Chu-Young from Monaco on Monday.

Park passed the second part of his medical at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground on Sunday and has agreed personal terms after the Premier League club dramatically stole him from under the noses of French champions Lille on Saturday morning.

Q&A With Mike Butcher and Hank Conger
fangraphs.com

Conger: Early on, like after I first signed, I had trouble calling a game. I still feel like that’s the case sometimes. One of the best pieces of advice [pitching coach Mike] Butch gives us — he tells us this all the time — is to stick with the pitcher’s strength. I try to keep it simple and work with our pitchers’ strengths, and not get caught up in thinking too much.

‘Fantastic’ tale
Elgin Courier-News (Ill.)

Howard Royer admits the story sounds “fantastic”: A Korean-American, imprisoned as a suspected spy while helping with famine relief in North Korea in the 1990s, later is asked by its government to create the country’s first private university.

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