Pop-Ups and Special Guests: Tak's Place, Maverick Brunch at Hi Lo, Animal at Plum


The chicken karaage sandwich from Tak’s Place. Photo courtesy Tak’s Place.

The fabulous Tak Matsuba, formerly the owner of Bushi-Tei in Japantown, has a new pop-up called ~TAK’S PLACE~. He’s slinging karaage fried chicken sandwiches every Monday at Lightning Tavern, starting at 5pm. These sandwiches are real beauties, as they’re served on custom buns with lotus chips. WANT. 1875 Union St. at Laguna, 415-704-1875.

~MAVERICK~ had to close last month after a fire, but while they work on reopening, you’ll be able to get their weekend brunch at ~HI LO~. The pop-up will run from 10am-2pm on select weekends: November 23rd-24th, December 7th-8th, and 14th-15th. On the menu, look for the classic fried chicken, egg dishes, and brunch cocktails. Make a reservation here.

On Tuesday December 10th, Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook of Los Angeles’ Animal will be joining Kim Alter at ~PLUM~. The chefs will be collaborating on a special eight-course dinner, with optional beverage pairings also available. The dinner costs $95 per person, not including pairings, and reservations can be made here or by calling Plum at 510-444-7586.