May 11, 2018
Joule is a Korean-fusion steakhouse – yes, that’s a thing – offering superb Asian-Northwest eats in hip, quirky surroundings, all handmade wallpaper and communal seating. Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi’s venue has had a bit of a revamp and is all the better for it. While there’s an entire section of the menu devoted to steaks – including a tenderloin served with preserved tofu and fried shallots – they also serve distinctive dishes like potatoes roasted in miso brown butter and bone marrow which comes served oyster butter – funky stuff in every sense of the term. The mackerel with a green curry cilantro sauce is another good eat, ditto the octopus with bok choy and hot bacon vinaigrette. Cocktails include the Good n’ Plenty, a blend of Gin, Star Anise Honey, Pernod, and Citrus, and the Sweet Freedom,a refreshing mix of Blood Orange and Elderflower Liqueurs, Lime, and Makoli. There’s a range of craft beer available and a really strong list of mainly local wines. They have an excellent happy hour and their fusion brunch dishes are really exciting: think grits with shrimp and Chinese sausage, or Chinese scallion pancake, kale, and poached egg. Yum.
Photo credit – Joule