Saturday Pop-Ups: Marla Bakery and Mattarello


Marla Bakery’s spiced lamb meat pie and grain salad with harissa yogurt. Photo: ©


Pappardelle and ragù from Mattarello. Photo: ©

This weekend has a couple groovy pop-ups you should consider: On Saturday March 9th, Marla Bakery will be at ~DEAR MOM~, serving its awesome brunch items from 11:30am-4pm. Ends up this will be a regular thing on second Saturdays. (You can view other upcoming brunch guest chefs here.) 2700 16th St. at Harrison, 415-625-3362.

You a fan of homemade pasta? Yeah, who isn’t. You really should swing by ~GOURMET & MORE~ on Saturday after brunch so you can stock your fridge with some of the wonderful artisanal pastas made by Mattarello (aka John Pauley and his wife Anna Li, who trained extensively in pasta-making in Bologna), like their delicious pappardelle and picture-perfect garganelli, and tortellini sold with a container of brodo ($12). (To be clear, these are pastas you’ll need to cook at home.) Don’t pass up their ragù ($8). Heck, you really need to try their decadent lasagne ($9) while you’re at it. (You can thank me later for the hot tip.) The pasta pop-up runs from 1pm-4pm. 141 Gough St. at Oak, 415-874-9133.