A course from the recent Fortress summer fig dinner. Fig, goat curd, vanilla vin chicories, quail egg, lard croutons. Photo: © tablehopper.com.
There are a variety of pop-up events happening in the coming weeks, starting with Sneaky’s BBQ popping up on Monday nights at ~THE RESIDENCE~. According to their Facebook page, the menu includes their famed wings, along with barbecue sandwiches (like their excellent pulled pork) and tacos. 6pm-10pm. (You can keep track of their other pop-up locations here.) 718 14th St. at Church.
Coming up on Saturday September 6th is the Dux Duck Dinner at ~NAKED KITCHEN~, another dinner in the Fortress: Solitude & SF series from Eddie Lau and Luis Villavelazquez. The gents are cooking up a six-course feast featuring duck (including Dux tsukemen with house noodles and roasted duck vadouvan butter); check out the ducky menu here. Dinner is $55 (gratuity included), and pairings are $20 (which you’ll want to do if you love Chablis, or even if you don’t love Chablis). Two seatings: 6pm and 9pm. Tickets here.
Remember when we told you about ~CHARIN~, the pop-up restaurant from Charles-C Onyeama that will be open once a month in Noe Valley? Well, a few more details have emerged: first, Michael Ireland will be doing the wine pairings and will be on the floor at the event (he is currently consulting on the wine list at Verbena and was formerly the wine director at The Restaurant at Meadowood and a sommelier at Benu, Quince, and The French Laundry). So yeah, there will be killer wines. Secondly, the opening dates have been announced: Sunday September 7th and Monday the 8th. Sign up for the newsletter for reservations, cost, and more details.
Greg Lutes has announced he is phasing out of his Kinfolk pop-up brunch and dinners at 903 in Bernal in order to prepare for his new restaurant, which will be called ~3RD COUSIN~. The last dinners will be next week. Mid-October is the targeted opening date for 3rd Cousin; we’ll follow up with more soon. 919 Cortland Ave. at Gates.