Pop-Up Restaurant: Le Bok Fin


Photo by Michelle Gustafson

Before the Edward T. Bok Technical School closed two years ago, the school had an culinary training cafe tucked inside the building, cleverly named Le Bok Fin. Since the school’s closed, the building has sat in disuse, and the cafe along with it. Thankfully, things have changed.

Every Thursday through Sunday for the rest of the summer (until September 13th), Le Bok Fin (1901 S 9th Street) will be serving French food on the 8,000 square-foot terrace, which boasts a pretty fantastic view. The rooftop will operate via membership (though its free, and available at the door) for any over the age of 21, and will have wine and beer to go with the menu.

While this may seem like a short window to check the spot out, it’s not a one-and-done sort of deal;  plans for repurposing the whole building are well underway. Scout LTD purchased the building earlier this month, and owner Lindsey Scannapieco hopes to use the existing facilities to create a new identity for the building. This will range from use of the kitchen to use for the science labs– open to whatever tenants and merchants end up occupying the space. Rather than wait over two years to show the community what’s going on, though, Scout is re-opening the restaurant to give us a taste of what could come.

And what better way to taste something than through a pop-up restaurant?

Le Bok Fin’s hours of operation will be (weather permitting):

  • Thursday through Saturday: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m
  • Sunday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For now, the restaurant will be the only active part of the building, but possible coming additions range from a rooftop movie theater to urban farming. Or, hey, maybe both. We’re as excited as you are to see where things go.

Check out last weekend’s Le Bok Fin menu



Le Bok Fin [Foobooz]