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The New Korean Casual spot in Chapel Hill

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burgeoningfoodie Jul 12, 2013 08:09 AM

http://mixedkoreanbistro.com/

In the former Tedesco spot at the bottom of the hill on Franklin Street near Enterprise and Caribou.

  1. LulusMom Jul 12, 2013 08:58 AM

    Ooooh, is that what that is??? I thought it was a salad chain. Mixed as a name sort of gave me that idea.

    [edit] their menu pdf isn't working for me. Is anyone else able to see it?

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      burgeoningfoodie Jul 12, 2013 12:47 PM

      Yes I've seen it (the PDF file). Take the salad mixing concept and apply it to Bibimbap.. that will give you the idea. At least it is something different for the area though I'm not sure that location is good for anything other than a park and ride.

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        LulusMom Jul 12, 2013 01:04 PM

        Plenty of free parking, so I'd go there if something good showed up.

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          Rory Jul 12, 2013 07:19 PM

          I can't believe I missed this place. I love bimibap, I was just wishing for a Korean place nearby *sigh* Chapel Hill really does have it all.

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            burgeoningfoodie Jul 15, 2013 06:49 AM

            Aren't you in Carrboro?

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              Rory Jul 15, 2013 07:09 PM

              uh huh, that was a happy sigh:)

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                burgeoningfoodie Jul 16, 2013 07:52 AM

                Okay cause it read as a complaint and I was like.. You are in Carrboro.. I know you can't be complaining about it being in Chapel Hill. It is one thing to have the option (good) but another thing to have the GOOD option (better).

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                  Rory Jul 16, 2013 03:03 PM

                  yeah I love living in Carrboro:) I have everything. Is this place "MIxed" open now?

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                    burgeoningfoodie Jul 17, 2013 09:30 AM

                    I do not know. I also noticed that Korchipi is now called Chopsticks or something like that but that is another story.

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                      LulusMom Jul 17, 2013 10:24 AM

                      It looks very open. For a long time it had a sign outside that said "coming soon" and I think that is gone.

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                boaviagem Jul 17, 2013 11:51 AM

                5 more minutes driving and you could be at MinGa on Old Chapel Hill Road.

                1. re: Tom from Raleigh
                  peetoteeto Jul 17, 2013 08:00 PM

                  Tom from not Raleigh anymore -

                  My family and I went on opening night. It was delicious, but please know I'm no bibimbap expert.

                  You pick your type of rice and your protein (I went with classic bulkogi, wifey had spicy tofu, daughter had pork) and up to five veggies/additions. Other options include a fried egg and a hot bowl more for $2 more. We all got hot bowls. Delicious crispy rice as it sears on the hot bowl. Yum.

                  The veggie additions seemed somewhat "western" to me: caramelized onions, jalapeno...as well as what I think would be more traditional additions, like pickled carrots and sprouts.

                  You choose one of three sauces to mix in. I also added some house-made kimchi, which was delicious but modestly spicy.

                  The space is very noisy, with all hard surfaces and no soundproofing. But you won't recognize the decor from the previous three or four incarnations.

                  The owner and the staff is very pleasant and obviously cares a lot about the customer experience. It's clean. Granted, we were there the first day, but it was spotless.

                  I'm already looking forward to my return. I think it's a good value, and it's not overly salty or indulgent. I'm probably going to see if they have a secret Korean hot sauce...I can't imagine the food is spicy enough for people in the know. Any pointers?

                  Hope this helps and here's hoping Mixed is around for the long haul!

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          burgeoningfoodie Jul 25, 2013 11:27 AM

          Went there today for lunch with a friend. I enjoyed it. Granted I've never had Bibimbap before but I liked what I had. You can mix the sauces so I had a mix of black sesame and korean spicy.

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