Here are some pop-ups to hop to this month. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to enjoy Azalina’s exceptional Malaysian dishes with a twist at ~WISE SONS DELI~ from 6pm-9pm on the following Sundays: February 17th and 24th, and March 3rd and 10th. She created the menu as a tribute to Matt Skov, filling it with his favorite dishes, like funky lemongrass soup with hand-pulled noodles and Malaysian roasted chicken. Peek at the menu here; future updates will be posted to Azalina’s website.
The latest installment in the Local Motion series at ~TRACE~ this month is a collaboration with Little Green Cyclo. Catch their Vietnamese-influenced food, with optional cocktail pairings from 6pm-8pm. The family-style dinner costs $40 per person, and cocktail pairings are an additional $25. Reservations can be made by email or by calling 415-817-7836.
On Wednesday February 13th and 20th, head to VINYL COFFEE & WINE BAR for some rockin’ Sneaky’s BBQ. They’ll be serving brisket, their delicious pulled pork, and even a vegan option from 6pm-9pm. 359 Divisadero St. at Oak, 415-621-4132.
One more meaty item: there is a new barbecue pop-up happening in the Outer Sunset, called Ocean Beach BBQ. The pitmaster hails from Alabama, and serves slow-smoked pulled pork and slabs. Seems that the sporadic evening appearances and locations (like the Riptide) are announced via Twitter (thanks to @linecook for the tip). Yeah, this is something I want to try.
This Saturday February 16th, Boris Portnoy of Satellite Republic is holiding a family-style dinner at THE PUNCHDOWN in Oakland. Nine courses will be served family style for $40, and you can try a flight of four natural Georgian wines that have been aged in amphorae (quveri) for $20. Make a reservation, and solo fliers will find nine seats at the bar open for walk-ins. 2212 Broadway at 22nd St., Oakland.
The “Malaysian chilaquiles” from Azalina’s. Photo: © tablehopper.com.