Pop-Ups: Mom Is Cooking at Ritu, True Laurel x Joe Sasto, Luke's Lobster

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Ritu’s extraordinary pork vindaloo. Photo: © tablehopper.com.

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Luke’s Lobster rolls and Black Hammer lobster shell and kelp saison, it’s on. Photo: Isabel Baer.

Some fun pop-ups for you, starting with this amazing Sunday Supper at ~RITU INDIAN SOUL FOOD~ in the Mission (read more about the rebranded location in my Table Talk post), when chef-owner Rupam Bhagat will be cooking a three-course, family-style menu with his mom (Sudha), featuring family recipes. Sunday September 23rd, $40 per guest (exclusive of tax, gratuity, and beverages). The series will run every fourth Sunday of the month. 3111 24th St. at Folsom.

Chef Joe Sasto (previously of the fabulous Cal Mare in Los Angeles, Lazy Bear, and Quince), is doing a pop-up at ~TRUE LAUREL~ on Thursday September 20th, starting at 5pm until everytthing is sold out. He’ll be serving a few small dishes inspired by his favorite bar snacks, including nachos with puffed pasta chicharrones, parmigiano fonduta, refried ceci beans, and senise peppers, and “chicken Parm” tortelloni with mozzarella, pomodoro, garlic streusel, and basil (um, yes). Dishes will be $13-$15. A portion of food sales will be donated to the ACLU of Northern California. 753 Alabama St. at 20th St.

If you’re excited for the upcoming opening of ~LUKE’S LOBSTER~ in SoMa this fall (they’re looking at mid-October), you can have a warm-up at this pop-up at ~BLACK HAMMER BREWING~. You’ll be able to try Luke’s Lobster rolls for the first time, along with a lobster shell and kelp saison, brewed with lobster shells coming from Luke’s, while Black Hammer’s head brewer foraged for the kelp in the Pacific Ocean. Friday September 21st, 5pm-8pm. 544 Bryant St. at 3rd St.