Right off The Ave, there’s a crowded basement packed with chatty students, steamy windows, and that vague awkwardness that happens when you enter a room and nobody notices. No, this isn't a UW fraternity party. It’s Korean Tofu House. And instead of the various vices found at college keggers, there are sizzling skillets of short ribs and umami-filled pots of kimchi tofu stew while trays of banchan whizz by. Try not to fill up on the sesame bean sprouts and fish cakes before your first entree arrives.