Pop-Ups: Native Baking at Dandelion, S&S at Mission Rock, Beat Down at Streat Food


The peanut butter brownie from Native Baking Company. Photo courtesy Dandelion Chocolate.


Sarah Burchard and Spencer O’Meara of S&S in the kitchen. Photo by Iann Ivy via Facebook.

~DANDELION CHOCOLATE~ is continuing their pop-up chef series (did you catch the fab Three Babes Bakeshop there in May?) with another local chef. This week is all about the bar cookies from Jennifer Kenny Nguyen of Native Baking Company. She’ll be dishing out her peanut butter brownies (damn those look good), strawberry cheesecake bars on housemade graham cracker crust, profiteroles, and raspberry blondies. Yeah, sign me UP. Bonus: some of the treats are gluten-free. Catch the goods from Wednesday June 12th until Sunday June 16th. 740 Valencia St. at 18th St., 415-349-0942.

Here’s another opportunity to check out the S&S Pop-Up at ~MISSION ROCK RESORT~ from chefs Sarah Burchard (previously Barbacco) and Spencer O’Meara (previously Paragon). The dinner will be on Tuesday June 25th from 6pm-9pm, and tickets are $42 (not including drinks and gratuity)—get ‘em quick, they sell out. The menu will feature Latin American cuisine, with a focus on barbecue. The evening starts at 6pm with happy hour small bites, and then at 7pm dinner starts. You’ll find barbacoa, ceviche, fried plantains, and Mexican hot chocolate for dessert. 817 Terry A. Francois Blvd. at Illinois, 415-701-7625.

Join a fun summer roundup of food trucks, vendors, and DJs at the Beat Down festival at ~SOMA STREAT FOOD PARK~ on Sunday June 30th. From 11am-5pm, catch food trucks like Señor Sisig, Frozen Kuhsterd, Nora Paella, and Wing Wings, plus retail pop-ups and DJs like Shortkut and J-Boogie. The event is family-friendly, and there will be drinks available for those over 21, including mimosas, sangria, and micheladas. 428 11th St. at Division.