In South Korea’s palli-palli (hurry up) culture, folks rely on quick bites and sips on their way to and from commitments in their busy lives. Sound familiar? The Koreans’ answer is the Pojangmacha, or Pocha: a mobile tent that vendors pop up with plastic chairs and tables for an impromptu bite or glass of soju with friends that can often go late into the night. Calgary’s answer is (fully indoor) Takori Beltline. One of chef Duncan Ly’s latest projects, Takori was inspired by this informal, fun gathering place for friends to eat, drink and shake off the week. Bringing over menu gems from the Avenida location, Takori’s chef Eric Um (River Café, Sky 360, Vintage, Chophouse) marries Korean and Mexican favourites for treats like bulgogi beef brisket, pulled gochujang chicken and char siu pork tacos. The soft ones are our favourites. Don’t miss the honey butter chips (seriously, don’t) and we loved the refreshing kimchi michelada to wash it all down.