A Trio of Pop-Ups/Special Dinners

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Dan the man of Slow Hand BBQ. Photo: © tablehopper.com.

Some pop-up action for you this month. First, since ~NAMU~ in the Inner Richmond is closed, and the upcoming ~NAMU GAJI~ is a month or so away, the brothers are going to be doing a series of late evening pop-up dinners at ~FOUR BARREL COFFEE~ the next few Fridays. You’ll be able to swing by for okonomiyaki, ramen, and their famed Korean fried chicken. Click here for info and tickets.

Have you had a chance to sample the very fine barbecue from ~SLOW HAND~? Well now you’ll be able to at ~THE DOCTOR’S LOUNGE~ (previously mentioned in tablehopper here), starting this Friday January 13th. Look for brisket (delicious!), ribs, pulled pork, and more. Dinner service starts at 6pm. Future dates TBD. 4826 Mission St. at Ocean, 415-586-9730.

Over in the East Bay, ~LOCAL CAFÉ~ on Oakland’s Piedmont Avenue is hosting the first in a series of wine-pairing dinners with certified sommelier Ian Burrows. He and chef Colin Etezadi (formerly of Boot and Shoe, Camino, Pizzaiolo) will be hosting a special four-course dinner on Wednesday January 25th at 6:30pm, paired with wines for $72. For reservations, email or call 510-338-3319. 4395 Piedmont Ave. at Pleasant Valley, Oakland.