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Kimchi Grill to Dish Out Korean Barbecue and Booze in Carroll Gardens

By Nikhita Venugopal | January 29, 2014 10:12am

BROOKLYN — Kimchi Taco's rolling into Carroll Gardens.

Phillip Lee, the man behind the famed Korean-Mexican fusion truck, is set to open Kimchi Grill on Smith street — his second brick and mortar shop in the borough.

Lee opened his first restaurant on Washington Avenue in Prospect Heights in 2012.

The Carroll Gardens Kimchi Grill, at 478 Smith St., near the Smith/9th Street stop, will serve a similar menu to the Washington Avenue location, including homemade vegan kimchi, burritos and kimchi bowls with Korean barbecue beef short ribs, seared spicy pork and tofu edamame falafel.

The small restaurant will mostly cater to take-out orders but will have a limited beverage menu that includes Bloody Marys, mimosas, margaritas and soju that will ease the wait, Lee said at a Community Board 6 meeting Monday night.

Kimchi Grill was approved for a full liquor license at the CB6 meeting. The application will be reviewed by the full board on Feb. 12.

Lee expects the location to open within the next two months.

Meanwhile, Libertador, an Argentinian restaurant at Henry and Baltic Streets, was conditionally approved for a liquor license.

But the State Liquor Authority still has to determine whether the restaurant is more than 200 feet from nearby P.S. 29.