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Korean Barbecue on Broadway

K-Fusion opening, Food Truck Rally kicks off

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Weary of all the fusion concepts popping up in the Treasure Valley lately? Don't let the name K-Fusion fool you. The restaurant, which plans to open Friday, Nov. 8, at 1716 S. Broadway Ave., will soon be Boise's only Korean barbecue joint.

"Almost all our main menu is meat--beef barbecue and pork barbecue," explained co-owner Joon Park. "We have the Korean pancake on there and we have also soft tofu stew."

Other offerings include beef bulgogi, char-grilled hot stone galbi and bibimbap, a rice bowl topped with veggies, gochujang chili paste, beef and an egg.

Joon and his wife, Sena Park, relocated to Boise three months ago from Irvine, Calif. Sena is originally from South Korea and will run the restaurant's kitchen.

"We just stopped by here in March this year and my wife really [loved] it here so we just decided to move here," said Joon. "In California, there are many crowds, people and traffic, rush hour, but she [loves] this nature and peaceful and kind people."

Joon says the restaurant plans to serve local and pasture-raised meats. For more info and a full menu, visit k-fusion.com.

In roving restaurant announcements, a Food Truck Rally is scheduled from noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Fourth and Grove streets in downtown Boise. Participating trucks include Calle 75 Tacos, Rice Works Asian Food, Saint Lawrence Gridiron, Bel Cibo, Free Range Pizza, Voluptuous Vittles, Cacicia's Cucinas Old World Sicilian Foods, The Funky Taco, P. Ditty's Wrap Wagon and Rolling Hawg Smokers LLC.

The rally also comes with a special Groupon "app-e-tour": $8 for three tastings from your choice of food trucks, plus one beer or root beer. The Groupon is available for purchase until Friday, Nov. 8, at midnight.

"It's like a tasting tour," the Food Truck Rally's Facebook page explained, with the Groupon buying three small bites from your choice of trucks, along with a beverage from Payette Brewing.

"You will have to visit each truck but they will be prepared to quickly serve the small bite more efficiently than regular menu items," Food Truck Rally organizers wrote on Facebook, adding that the trucks will be serving their full menus, as well.

"The Groupon is one option but you certainly do not have to purchase it to attend and enjoy food truck fare."

For more info, visit facebook.com/foodtruckrally.