Percussionist With a Full Plate
February 04, 2019 School of Music
School of Music Faculty Member bangs the drum for Korean comfort food at new College Park eatery
By Carly Taylor ’19 | Maryland Today
Eric Shin indulges his passion for percussion as a faculty member in the School of Music and principal percussionist in the National Symphony Orchestra. But growing up in a food-loving Korean-American family led him to take on a new kind of gig.
In 2016, Shin founded SeoulSpice, which serves what he calls Korean comfort food with a fast-casual twist. He opened the newest location in College Park's Terrapin Row in November after hearing comments from students and other community members about a need for more diverse dining options.
His mother, who owned a Korean restaurant in Atlanta, has always focused on traditional dishes. When eating out with friends, Shin often assumed the role of “Korean food guide” to help navigate a menu that can be an overwhelming for the uninitiated.
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