Pop-Ups: Brunch by Marla Bakery at State Bird, Korean Dishes at Conflict Kitchen in Marin


Smoked brisket, egg, braised greens, and English muffin from Marla Bakery. Photo by Molly DeCoudreaux.

Looking for a new place to brunch? Catch Amy Brown and Joe Wolf of Marla Bakery at ~STATE BIRD PROVISIONS~ three Sundays in May: the 12th (that’s Mother’s Day, if mom is into pop-ups), the 19th, and 26th. Brunch will be served 11am-4pm, with goods like rye toast with tea-smoked sturgeon, a “Mr. Croque” (that’s 4505 smoked ham, mostarda, Gruyère, and dry jack on levain with pickled ramps), and a strawberry cake parfait, plus egg dishes, housemade yogurt, and lots of breads and pastries. (That smoked brisket with greens and English muffin looks like a winner, just sayin’.) They’ll be taking limited email reservations for Mother’s Day, too, just be sure to put “Mothers Day/Reservations” in the subject line.

On Sunday May 12th, check out the ~CONFLICT KITCHEN: THE TWO KOREAS~, a Pittsburgh-based art and food project that will be popping up at the Mess Hall in the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts. The project presents food from different countries with which the United States is in conflict, and offers them to go in order to start discussion on the conflicts at hand. Previous offerings include Afghan, Iranian, and Cuban food.

For this pop-up, they’ll be doing things a little differently, with food from both North and South Korea. On the menu from South Korea: spicy braised rice cakes known as tteokbokki, beef short ribs (galbijjim), and a sweet stuffed pancake (hotteok). From North Korea, menu contenders include a stuffed squid dish known as ojingae sundae, a chilled buckwheat noodle dish (naengmyeon), and a stuffed pumpkin rice cake (hobaktteok). Tickets are $35 for general admission, and $30 for Center for the Arts members. 944 Simmonds Rd. at Field, Sausalito, 415-331-2787.