Pop-Ups: Bolete, Friends and Family at PizzaHacker, Lil' Rintaro


Zuckerman Farms asparagus with a nettle-infused cheese purée from Cowgirl Creamery at Bolete. Photo by Tara Padilla.

Chef Aaron Martinez, who is currently the chef de cuisine at Oakland’s Commis, is going to be popping up again at ~20TH CENTURY CAFE~ on Monday May 26th. His pop-up’s name is Bolete, which is a type of mushroom. He’ll be offering a five-course dinner, with two seatings at 5:30pm and 8:30pm (there are only five spots left for the later one, so hop to it!). Tickets are $75 per person, including all five courses. Beer and wine will be available for purchase separately.

Christian Ciscle of Wing Wings is partnering up with some industry pals and hosting a classic red-sauce Italian pop-up at ~PIZZAHACKER~ on Tuesday May 27th from 6pm-9pm. It’s called Friends and Family and is only $15 per person (can’t beat that), including family-style stuffed shells with sauce, salad, and ice cream sundaes for dessert; here’s the menu. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase. Look for some nice tunes, and maybe some playing cards will come out too. 3299 Mission St. at 29th St., 415-874-5585.

On Thursday May 22nd, the team behind the upcoming Rintaro (coming late this summer) will be at Naked Kitchen. They’ll be serving a drinking menu (think lots of smaller dishes), paired with beverages, for $90 per person. There are two seatings, one at 6pm and another at 8:30pm, and tickets include all tax, tip, and beverages. 945 Valencia St. at 20th St.