sashimi-bap, En Hakkore

Last summer someone cleverly described the precious Wicker Park boutiqueria Antique Taco to me as “Tacos by Etsy”. If you’re looking for signs that the neighborhood inspires that sort of aesthetic in its fast-casual street eats, then En Hakkore is its kutesy Korean analogue. With its gold-framed menus, incongruous decorative mounted antique china, woodworking tools, kitchen gear, and delicate chandeliers illuminating a rustic wooden communal table, the place easily could be hawking cat-hair sweaters and vintage reel-to-reel tape recorders instead of the sort of Korean/insert-less-marginalized-cuisine-here hybrids we’ve become accustomed to in the years since the Kogi BBQ truck won the Daytona 500.