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Baology, the Taiwanese street food spot specializing in bao buns, potstickers, and the overstuffed “burritos” known as ruen bing, has quickly become one of our favorite lunch spots here at Foobooz HQ since opening last month. How could they not be when they serve up a delicious, sustainably sourced, lightning-fast lunch for around $10 only a block from our office?
Now that they’ve got the midday meal routine down, owners Judy Ni and Andy Tessier have extended their hours to 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on weekdays. And on Saturday, August 5th, they’re hosting a one-night dinnertime pop-up featuring Taiwan’s national dish: beef noodle soup.
The Catbird Seat is one of Nashville’s most highly lauded restaurant experiences: diners sit at a U-shaped bar and watch chef Ryan Poli and his team turn out their meal, serving bites and chatting about ingredients during service. We have our own version of that at Serpico, but, obviously, Peter Serpico’s style of cooking is vastly different from Poli’s. So for the real Catbird Seat experience, you’ll have to spend the time and money to travel all the way to Tennessee.
Or you can just pop over to Vetri’s private dining room on May 8th.
Have you ever felt like your burrito needed more noodles? Or your ramen needed more tortilla chips? Neither have we, nonetheless we’re intrigued by the pop-up Taqueria Feliz has planned. The Manayunk Mexican restaurant is hosting a ramen pop-up. Mexican-Asian fusion might sound weird but we’re willing to give dishes like Ramen Poblano a try.
And the Main Street bar will also be well stocked with Sapporo Pilsner and Black Raspberry “Sake-Ritas.”
Check out the rest of the menu.
On Saturday night, Abe met Diz and 15 minutes later it was over. The pastrami pita pop-up at Mike Solomonov’s Dizengoff saw 50-sandwiches walk out the door starting at 10 p.m. By 10:15 the final sandwich had been snapped up.
But have no fear, the pop-up returns the next three Saturday nights (September, 17, September, 24 and October, 1) for pastrami tucked into a caraway rye pita and topped with beet-pickled turnips, dill tehina, sumac slaw and fried onions. Also back is the frozen riesling – which was also a big success. Dizengoff will have more frozen riesling on hand as many showed up just for the icy wine.
But there is one big change. The pop-up now will begin at 8 p.m. now, with doors opening at Dizengoff at 7:30 p.m.
The sandwiches are $12 each and we suggest getting there early.
Wooder Ice has the scoop on the just opened pop-up beer garden adjacent to Heffe Tacos at Frankford and Marlborough. Heffe owner Peter McAndrews has teamed up with Brad Helder of Bottle Bar East and John Fischer of Baby Blues BBQ to get the beer garden off the ground.
According to Wooder Ice, the pop-up beer garden offers Mexican and craft beers plus cocktails.
Heffe Beer Garden is open Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 2 p.m. to midnight and Sundays from 2 p.m. to midnight.
Heffe Beer Garden Becomes Fishtown’s First and Only Pop-Up Beer Garden [Wooder Ice]
If you have always wanted a taste of what Lacroix is dishing out, but did not want to break the bank, your opportunity has come.
For one night only, Lacroix’s executive chef, Jon Cichon, will be hosting Aubergine, a pop-up restaurant.
On Tuesday, June 21st, the restaurant will open in the outdoor courtyard at The Rittenhouse (yes, the Rittenhouse has a courtyard). At $50 per ticket, you will get a taste of Cichon’s small plates and family style dishes, as well as complementary beer and wine.
Little Fish is going to be quite the source of pop-ups in August. We told you about Rob Marzinsky’s pop-up lunches and dinners happening from August 13th through the 16th and now comes word of another pop-up dinner.
Little Fish sous chef Alexander Yoon is hosting a Little Korea Pop-Up Dinner on Monday, August 10th and Tuesday August 11th. The Philadelphia-area local has also worked locally at Serpico and Le Bec Fin 2.0. The Korean-themed tasting dinner will consist of five-courses for $55.
The event is BYOB but there will be some soju bombs served. Reservations can be made by phone (484-684-2805) or email, email@example.com.