New Pop-Ups Include Tripleta, Sunset Slurps

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The airy and colorful style of AL’s Deli. Photo: Molly DeCoudreaux.

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Bun rieu noodle soup with a Sunset roll, from Sunset Slurps. Photo: Sunset Slurps.

I was so bummed when the cheerful location of AL’s Deli closed, taking its awesome Montreal brisket with it. But now, chef Aaron London (AL’s Place) is partnering with industry vets and brothers GM José and chef Juan Rigau to open Tripleta, a new and limited-run pop-up featuring the cuisine of Puerto Rico, something we have to search far and wide for out here. (Look for some Bay Area influences on the menu as well.) The concept and menu are designed for takeout and delivery, available through the website, DoorDash, or Caviar for pickup or delivery.

The menu includes the namesake tripleta, a sandwich made of equal parts chicken, beef, and ham, wrapped in a pan sobao with garlicky mayo-ketchup and potato sticks for an extra hit of crunch and salt. There’s also the pobrecito sandwich (crispy battered rotisserie chicken, Puerto Rican remoulade, shaved cabbage, and AL’s Red Hot on a fluffy roll); adobo-rubbed half-rotisserie chicken with caramelized amarillos (super-ripe plantains), shaved fennel, pickled peppers, and chimichurri; chili-cheese alcapurrias (traditional Puerto Rican fritters similar to jalapeño poppers, wrapped in a fresh plantain dough and served with pique salsa); blistered delicata squash with chimichurri mayo, taro chip crumble, cilantro, and lime; and a house salad of grilled savoy cabbage, sliced avocado, spinach, scallion, cucumber, and queso fresco, tossed in a bay leaf and orange vinaigrette.

Hours will be Wed-Sun 11:30am-9pm, starting December 11th, through the end of the year. If it’s popular, they will extend the run, so check it out. 598 Guerrero St. at 18th St.

There’s a new pop-up serving Vietnamese noodle soups like bun bo Hue and bun rieu called Sunset Slurps, serving out of Joint Venture Kitchen in SoMa. You can look at the menu here, and read more in the Eater post here. Available Tue-Thu 5:30pm-8:30pm for pickup and delivery. 167 11th St. at Natoma.