Pop-Up Planner: The Best Temporary Restaurants, March 29-April 5
Waffles & Whiskey Happy Hour
When: Fri., March 29, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: Waffles $5; cocktail $8
The rundown: Roving wafflemaker Chrissy's Waffles is now doing a "Waffles & Whiskey Happy Hour" every Friday night at Rye. This Friday will pair a bacon doughnut waffle with a Crimp's Buck cocktail made with rye, house-made ginger syrup, soda, and Jerry Thomas bitters. Last week the food sold out quickly, so get there early.
Truck Stop Cafe
When: Sat. March 30, 6-10 p.m.
Cost: A la carte ($6-18)
The rundown: Humphry Slocombe's Jake Godby has become known for his dishes based on death row prisoners' last meals, and in honor of Easter he's serving a dinner inspired by Jesus of Nazareth's last bites. Expect fontina & haroset grilled cheese, lamb sloppy Joe French toast with feta cream, and a Seder blue plate special with matzo ball soup, brisket hash, poached eggs, horseradish, and olive oil-almond cake. Check out the full menu on Facebook.
Bicycle Bahn Mi
When: Mon., April 1, 5-10 p.m.
Where: Regalito Rosticeria
Cost: A la carte, or $50 tasting menu, tickets available at Eventbrite.
The rundown: Here's the third and final installment of the Saigon Soul pop-up series, a partnership between Bicycle Bahn Mi and Chef Seth Stowaway (Bar Agricole). Monday's menu will feature favorites from prior weeks, like fried chicken with Vietnamese chao, rock shrimp fried rice cake with pickled beets, and a sesame mung bean dessert with apple butter.
Waterbar Bake Sale
When: Fri, April 5, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $5 per bag
The rundown: Celebrate the Giants' home opener with a bake sale featuring goods from award-winning pastry chef Emily Lucetti. Cookies include "Serg-eos" Sandwich Cookies (salted chocolate shortbread around an orange cream filling), Matt's Bourbon Old-Fashioned Pitcherdoodles (a snickerdoodle with the flavors of the Old-Fashioned drink), Pablo's Pecan Nib Sandies, Buster's Chocolate Chunks, and Bochy's Peanut Popcorn Clusters (caramel popcorn inspired by Cracker Jack). The pop-up will be set up on the sidewalk outside Waterbar and proceeds will benefit the charity Cookies for Kids' Cancer.