Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Upcoming: Wander, Bolete, and Zou Bisou Bisou Pop-Up Dinners

Popup Event news via our friends at

Wander Pop-Up Dinner w/ Chef Dante Cecchini
Tuesday, April 29 6pm, 8:30pm
Hillside Supper Club (300 Precita Avenue, San Francisco, CA, United States)

"Chef Dante Nicholas Cecchini of Mission Bay’s Marlowe, listed by SF Gate as one of the “Rising Star Chefs” of 2014, presents this four course tasting menu pop-up at the Hillside Supper Club."

Bolete Pop-up Dinner w/ Chef Aaron Martinez
Monday, April 28 5:30pm, 8:30pm
20th Century Cafe (198 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA, United States)

"Chef Aaron Martinez of Oakland’s Michelin starred Commis presents this five course pop-up dinner at 20th Century Cafe. Martinez is one of the rising stars of local cuisine: before making his way over the East Bay, the chef cut his chops at Quince, Addison in San Diego, and Belgium’s In de Wulf."

Zou Bisou Bisou: A French & Vietnamese Pop-Up Dinner
Friday, May 2 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Bicycle Banh Mi Pop-Up (1555 Burke Avenue, San Francisco, CA, United States)

"The mother and daughter team behind Bicycle Bánh Mì are teaming up with Lotus Eater SF for this one night only pop-up dinner in the Bayview."

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Upcoming: Taiwanese Pop-Up Dinner event with Seattle True Foodies

Meetup Group Seattle True Foodies will be attending a Taiwanese Pop-Up Dinner event. More details about the event and the Meetup group here.

Sunday, April 27, 2014
6:00 PM

Bloom Restaurant
5410 17th Ave Nw, Seattle, WA

Description (per Organizer):
Pop-up restaurants make a debut at some local establishments. These one-night-stand restaurants take the cuisine in a decidedly different direction than what you usually would find at the address. The plating is less fussy, the cooking more like your grandma's.

Our very own event organizer Olive also happens to be a very talented chef, as some members have tasted her wonderful dishes during many potluck meals. Her style of cuisine is modern International with an Asian twist. Recently, she decided to further develop her culinary passion from "CookingDolls":  a private chef service and invitation only Dining Club.  And now we're pleased to announce that she is hosting her first ever pop-up dinner event!

Cooking Dolls Pop-Up Dinner at Bloom Restaurant in Seattle (Ballard)

Signature Dishes of Taiwan

"Come enjoy an evening exploring the delightful tastes of Taiwan, served with a modern twist. I would like to share some very-close-to-my heart family recipes with you, many from my childhood. "


Liang Mein 
Chilled noodles with sesame dressing served with spicy fresh pickled cucumbers

Senbeiji (Three Cup Chicken)
Diced organic chicken, sautéed in sesame oil, glazed with caramelized ginger, rice wine, soy sauce, and fresh basil

Taiwanese-style Risotto
Savory shrimp and scallop sauce, combined with finely minced Shitake mushroom, shallot, and fresh garlic. Mixed with sweet rice and steamed with bamboo leaves. Topped with crispy taro root

Classic Luffa
Stir-fried Luffa, with garlic oil, crispy shallot, scallion and a hint of fermented tofu


Tropical Fruit Panna-Cotta - Made with fresh mango and coconut cream. Topped with watermelon, pineapple and mint salsa

Beverages (alcoholic and not alcoholic) are being sold separately by Bloom Restaurant. Participants will be ask to pay Bloom separately at the end of the event

Presented by Cooking Dolls

Your RSVP spot is not guaranteed unless you purchase a ticket from Brown Paper Tickets. Here is a link to the event:

The price for this multi-course dinner is $40.00 ($42.39 w/service fee).

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Pop-up House You can build with a Screwdriver, Contemporist and HuffPost report on a pop-up house you can build in four days with a screwdrivers. As wild as the claim may be, there has been a great deal of momentum in creating pre-fab homes, and pre-fab home modules. This trend has been covered and supported extensively by Dwell Magazine/

In this case, the home, called Passivhaus ("Passive House") was designed by MultiPod Studio. According to

The Marseille-based design firm has come up with a prototype called the Pop-Up House—made out of wood, foam, and screws—that you can supposedly assemble with just a basic screw gun.
According to the designers, the whole shebang should cost about €200 per square meter, or roughly $26 per square foot. Right now, the MultiPod website showcases two different styles of the Pop-Up House: a single-room, 70-square-meter rectangular cube and a 150-square-meter prototype with two wings (think bedrooms) on either side of a larger connecting room.
Not only does this pop-up building have interesting potential as a home, or temporary shelter, but also as a pop-up restaurant, cafe, gallery or museum.

More information about Pop-up restaurants:

Sunday, December 22, 2013

eBay Launches Interactive Digital Storefronts

Rollout of Interactive digital storefronts created by eBay for retailers Rebecca Minkoff,  TOMS shoes, and Sony. eBay considers this a logical next step in their product strategy.

From a popup standpoint, this removes the need for an actual venue.

Photos here are from the Westfield Shopping Centre in downtown San Francisco

Monday, December 9, 2013

Venue for Popups in San Francisco: Naked Kitchen

If you are looking for a location to hold a Popup restaurant in San Francisco, there are several options. One is called, Naked Kitchen

The describe their mission as three-fold:

"We created Naked Kitchen to:

-Provide our talented chefs (seasoned as well as up-and-coming) creative freedom to explore something new in a casual and relaxed space

-Offer our members an intimate experience to commune over food, wine, stories and laughter

-Support our local artists by showcasing a visual collection that enhances the sensual experience"

See a full schedule of upcoming events at