Parachute, the critically praised and publicly adored Korean restaurant from the wife-and-husband team of Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark, reopens its dining room tomorrow, May 24, for the first time since it closed for the pandemic in March 2020. The restaurant was open for takeout, but last year Kim and Clark decided to close altogether for some much-needed renovations.
When Parachute first opened in 2014, Kim and Clark were working with a $50,000 budget. This time around, Clark told Eater earlier this month, they’ve bought the building (with the help from a Small Business Administration loan) and they have the time and money (from savings they’d originally intended for another project) to do everything properly: making sure the floors are level, mending cracks in the walls, and installing a new sound system and wheelchair ramp for the front door. But they’ve done their best to maintain the comfortable feel of the original space, down to the neon sign over the front door, which had to be replaced after it was accidentally thrown away during the renovations.
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- James Beard Award