People in Korea always tend to suffer from chronic indecision over side dishes served with alcoholic beverages. “Pimaek” craze is in full swing and has sought to address that issue. Pimaek is a hybrid word combining Pizza and Maekju (‘Beer’ in Korean). Pizza is nothing particularly new but this movement of Chicago Deep Dish-style Pizza has been extraordinary. Not just in the hotspots of Hongdae and Garosu-gil, but it’s starting to appear in the nooks and crannies throughout Korea. But if you are one who is looking for something somewhat authentic, look no further than Original Chicago Pizza in Itaewon. While there, give their Diavola Pizza a try as it has been able to achieve a perfect marriage of spicy sauce and mozzarella cheese. Warning! If you don’t love the pain of spicy food, try the original one. You may realize as to why it is being devoured by Koreans. With such as rich cheese pizza, a glass of craft beer is now the best complement needed.