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Starbucks Just Opened a New Coffee Shop in a Century-Old Hanok in South Korea

You need to see the interior and garden!

Courtesy of Starbucks
Courtesy of Starbucks
Courtesy of Starbucks

I love my local Starbucks and all the grimy New York charm surrounding it, but it doesn’t quite compare to the Seattle-based giant’s latest opening. Earlier this month, the chain unveiled an all-new shop inside a century-old timber ‘hanok’ house in South Korea. 

While the space has been updated to reflect a more modernized design, it was done so to reflect the traditional style often recognized by the exposed wood framework, ornamental intricacies, a tiled roof, and low brick foundation, Design Boom reports.

Courtesy of Starbucks
Courtesy of Starbucks
Courtesy of Starbucks
Courtesy of Starbucks
Courtesy of Starbucks
Courtesy of Starbucks

According to the outlet, the original structure was preserved from the roof and rafters to the beams, columns, and even floors. The Daegu, South Korea-based shop will include around 7,000 square feet, an outdoor space, and 120 seats-which will be installed so customers look out into the garden.

The new location is opening as part of a collaboration with electronics company Bang & Olufsen. The brand’s whole schtick is connecting the past and the present with architecture, so the partnership couldn’t make more sense.Want more Thrillist? Follow us on InstagramTwitterPinterestYouTubeTikTok, and Snapchat.

Megan Schaltegger is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist.

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Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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