At many Korean restaurants, galbi (since when did they start spelling kalbi with a “g”?) is served as a big raw ribbon of meat anchored to a single short rib bone. The meat is then snipped off of the bone and scissored into bite size pieces and placed onto the table grill.
Normally, that short rib bone with its little hanging chads of meat, gristle, fat and tendon is left on the raw plate and cleared back to the kitchen. This is a great treat that is often overlooked. Ask for the bones to be cooked and the waitress will return them to the kitchen to be grilled separately.
Even Koreans will remark that you eat like such a Korean as they watch you munch the savory fatty strips off the bone.
Good stuff. And you won’t need lip balm for weeks.
Offutt talked big about Lincoln as a wrestler and Bill Clary, who ran a saloon 30 steps north of the Offutt store, bet Offutt $10 that Lincoln couldn’t throw Jack Armstrong, the Clary’s Grove champion. Sports from miles around came to a level square next to Offutt’s store to see the match; bets of money, knives, trinkets, tobacco, drinks, were put up. Armstrong, short and powerful, aimed from the first to get in close to his man and use his thick muscular strength. Lincoln held him off with long arms, wore down his strength, got him out of breath, surprised and “rattled.” They pawed and clutched in many holds and twists till Lincoln threw Armstrong and had both shoulders to the grass. Armstrong’s gang started toward Lincoln with cries and threats. Lincoln stepped to the Offutt store wall, braced himself, and told the gang he would fight, race or wrestle any who wanted to try him. Then Jack Armstrong broke through the gang, shook Lincoln’s hand, told them Lincoln was “fair,” and, “the best feller that ever broke into this settlement.”
-Carl Sandburg, Abraham Lincoln – The Prairie Years
Since his is fundamentally a tragic vision, he reacted most feelingly to what in America he saw as related to its decay, its pain.
-Arthur Miller, writing of the photographs that Cartier-Bresson took in America.
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