Pop-Ups and One-Offs: Grasshopper at Naked Kitchen, a New Orleans Feast, Tomato Decadence Dinner


Just for You glows at night. Photo courtesy Just for You.

This Thursday August 15th and Friday August 16th, ~WILD KITCHEN~ will be hosting a couple of dinners with foraged ingredients (full of local seafood and summer vegetables) at Stable Cafe. Click here for the menu and details. 6:30pm-9:30pm. $90.

On Sunday August 18th, don’t miss the ~GRASSHOPPER POP-UP~ at Naked Lunch. From 5pm-10pm, chef Natalie Nesbit will be serving her Japanese- and Korean-inspired cuisine, including a squid and shrimp cioppino and Japanese meatballs. Take a look at all the menu choices here. 504 Broadway St. at Kearny, 415-577-4951.

~JUST FOR YOU CAFE~ is throwing a dinner celebration on Saturday August 24th from 6pm-8pm to raise money for a parklet out front. The dinner is an all-you-can-eat New Orleans-style feast, with gumbo, jambalaya, salad, and garlic bread, plus beverages like chicory coffee and iced tea. Tickets are $45 per person and include a glass of wine, Champagne, or beer; additional beverages will be priced at only $3.50. For tickets, call 415-350-2020 and ask for Ruben. 732 22nd St. at Tennessee, 415-647-3033.

Love tomatoes? On Tuesday August 27th, local hospitality recruiting firm Foley and Fitzgerald is hosting a Tomato Decadence dinner at Naked Kitchen, featuring chef Stéphane Garnier. Garnier, a private chef, is no stranger to cooking with tomatoes—he worked with Louis Albert De Broglie, owner of a chateau with gardens that housed 650 tomato varieties. The six-course dinner includes tartine with goat cheese and fresh herbs, real tomato soup, an heirloom tomato terrine with purple basil and mustard-tarragon vinaigrette, a crispy confit of duck leg with roasted Orange Queen tomato, plus there will be a cheese course and dessert. 7pm-10pm. $50, BYOB. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here. (Address will be revealed; it’s in the Mission.)