Monday, October 1, 2012

Pop-Up Planner: The Best Temporary Restaurant Events, October 2-14

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click to enlarge Free French wine and cheese at Cheeses of France Pop-Up Cafe at 111 Minna on October 6. - 111 MINNA GALLERY
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  • Free French wine and cheese at Cheeses of France Pop-Up Cafe at 111 Minna on October 6.

Taco My Face

Where: The Window at Coffee Bar, 101 Montgomery (at Bush)

When: Wednesdays in October, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: TBD

The rundown: Taco My Face will be slanging all month from The Window, Coffee Bar's express takeout area that is home to a rotating lineup of independent vendors. A specific menu is unavailable but Coffee Bar's blog says that TMF will be part of the permanent cafe lineup as it spruces up the Howard Street location.

See Also:

- Truck Stop Cafe Offers a Slutty Special

Cheese of France Pop-Up Cafe

Where: 111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna (at Second), 974-1719

When: Sat., Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Free (RSVP via Eventbrite)

The rundown: Nibble on French cheese dishes made by Commonwealth chef Jason Fox, sip French wine for free, and get drunk before noon if you choose -- as far as promotional events go, this one hosted by the French national cheese board sounds pretty cool.

Indigenous Edibles

Where: The Guest Chef, 5337 College (at Manila), Oakland; (510) 658-7378

When: Oct. 9-21

Cost: A la carte menu items from $8-24

The rundown: Chef John Farais, a cooking instructor in Marin, translates Native Californian and American ideas from his Indigenous Edibles website into a two-week residency at the Guest Chef. Menu highlights include Mayan corn truffle quesadilla, black walnut soup with elk sausage, cedar-wrapped sturgeon, and bison tri-tip encrusted with pepitos and mushrooms.

Truck Stop Cafe

Where: Truck, 1900 Folsom (at 15th St.), 252-0306

When: Wed., Oct. 10, 6-10 p.m.

Cost: A la carte menu items from $4-18

The rundown: Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream owner Jake Godby has settled into a general array of extremely comforting American food options (including duck fat Chex mix, fried chicken sandwiches, bourbon and Coke floats) for his monthly pop-up at the gay bar Truck. This month, he introduces a new concept for a Blue Plate Special: Recreating the last meal of famous Death Row inmates. He hasn't settled on a serial killer for this month, yet, but tells SFoodie that even if one of his selected victims ate a Big Mac for their last meal, he'll create his own version of it.

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