Updates in Pop-Up Land: Rice Paper Scissors, Aina to Dogpatch, Sneaky's to Southpaw BBQ


Fried egg banh mi from Rice Paper Scissors. Photo by Adria Lo via Facebook.

Fans of the banh mi and pho from Rice Paper Scissors will be sorry to hear that Valerie Luu and Katie Kwan are ending their daytime pop-up at ~BRICK & MORTAR MUSIC HALL~—the last day will be Friday November 20th. The good news? You can still catch them for dinner every Thursday at Mojo Bicycle Cafe. Also, the ladies are moving into a new kitchen, which has an event space, so look out for some special dinners in the future! They want to focus on finding their own space down the road, and you should also know that they are available for catering (hello, DIY Pho Bar).

Hawaiian brunch pop-up (and guava malasada pushers) Aina posted on their Facebook page that they are opening in a space in Dogpatch in 2016. Fantastic news! And according to some ABC application activity, it’s going to be in the former Ensoleillé (previously Cup of Blues) location. Stand by for updates in the new year! 900 22nd St. at Minnesota.

Fans of the Carolina-style barbecue from Sneaky’s BBQ will be pleased to know that chef Ben Thorne is now serving the Sneaky’s menu full-time at ~SOUTHPAW BBQ~. Vinegar-based pulled pork, dry-rub ribs, brisket, and chicken are all available—they use hormone- and antibiotic-free meats. Vegan options are also offered, and some Southpaw classics will remain on the menu, including the smoked pulled goat, the Natchez, grit cake, and fried pickles. Come by for some house-brewed craft beers, a cocktail, or a nip of whiskey from their extensive (100-plus) list. And if you come by for Nonprofit Mondays, 10 percent of Monday food sales will be donated to the nonprofit of the month.