Two Saturday Pop-Ups: Duende and Rice Paper Scissors

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Canales’ paella. Photo from Duende website.

Summer is bringing us some exciting new pop-up events. Paul Canales, formerly of Oliveto, will be hosting a preview of his new venture ~DUENDE~ at ~NAKED KITCHEN SF~. Canales has just returned from a culinary trip to Spain in preparation for Duende’s opening in the Fall, and will be sharing some of his discoveries at a five-course tasting on Saturday June 16th. Each course will be accompanied by Spanish wines and small batch sherry selected by Rocco Somazzi, Duende’s wine director and Canales’ collaborator in the venture. Seatings will be at 6pm and 9pm, and there are only 10 seats available per seating, so hurry to get your tickets now. The dinner will happen in the Mission; exact location to be emailed on the day of the event.

Also on Saturday June 16th, ~RICE PAPER SCISSORS~ will be celebrating summer with, what else, a Vietnamese grill pop-up at ~MISSION DISPATCH~. They’ll be there from 11am-4pm, to satisfy both brunch cravings and weekend late lunch. They will be offering their bun with a choice of grilled toppings, as well as a grilled baby octopus small plate with salt, pepper, lime, and chili that sounds pretty killer. Of course iced Vietnamese coffee will be available, never fear. 1975 Bryant St. at 20th.