May New Taste Marketplace
Where: St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, 500 De Haro (at Mariposa)
When: Sat., May 14, noon-5 p.m.
Cost: Bring cash for food, and to donate to the Food Pantry and St. Gregory's
The rundown: Pop-up markets are the America's Got Talent of food startups, a booking agent list's worth of cooks, bakers, and coffee roasters, all hungry to become the next Ritual or 4505 Meats. At Saturday's May edition of the New Taste Marketplace, you'll get to vote for your favorites ― with your wallet. Candidates for your greenbacks: smoked pork shoulder with savory strawberry risotto from Misison Gastroclub, paired with SodaCraft's smoked strawberry vanilla soda; lamb merguez from Peter's Sausage; organic Nicaraguan coffee (in brewed and bean form) from Old Skool Cafe; and the Nutless Professor's nut- and gluten-free black rice cheddar crunch caramels with black rice and black rice crunch mix.