Plenty o’ pop-ups and more this week, starting with HAPA RAMEN tonight at Wing Wings from 6pm-10pm. Sounds like the fryer is going to be put to good use with tempura Gulf prawns with fried Meyer lemon and kale ($10), plus fried local herring ($9; one of your last chances to try them before the short season is over), and three kinds of ramen with the option to add a smoked crispy trotter cake on top. 8422 Haight St. at Webster, 415-834-5001.
Starting this Friday February 10th, SOUP JUNKIE is going to be serving 150 portions of their trademark bun rieu ($11) every Friday at Vinyl Wine Bar from 6pm-10pm. Yeah, you want to check it out. Vinyl Wine Bar, 359 Divisadero St. at Oak, 415-621-4132.
On Saturday February 11th, MISSION MINIS is celebrating its birthday by having mobile food vendors (Brass Knuckle, We Sushi, Mama’s Empanadas, and Clairesquares) set up in front of the bakery, and MM will be giving away their signature cupcakes and serving beverages gratis. 7pm onward. 3168 22nd St. at Mission, 415-817-1540.
On Monday February 13th, chef Sarah Kirnon is popping up at ~BAR TARTINE~ for a dinner with beer pairings by cicerone Sayre Piotrkowski. Check out the two delicious-sounding set menu options here, and even three of the four brewers will be in attendance that night. Guests get to try Daily (B)red, the newly released beer that Linden Street Brewery fermented with Tartine Bakery’s sourdough starter. Bar Tartine is setting aside bar seats for walk-ins, and there are a few tables left on OpenTable. $49 per person (food and beer pairings included).
For the next two weeks (truffles permitting), ~RN74~ is offering a four-course black truffle menu with decadent dishes including foie gras brûlée with shaved black truffle, hazelnut, and apples, and Hollander Farm squab with sautéed pork belly, foraged mushrooms, Brussels sprouts, and sauce Périgourdine. The menu runs Thursdays through Saturdays; $74 per person, $60 per person for wine pairing.
Hapa Ramen bowl with fried chicken and egg. Photo courtesy of Foodie Hunter.