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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Pop-Up Planner, Nov. 12-19: Tequila-Braised Baby Octopus and Superhero Cocktail Hour

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Second Course: Tequila Braised Baby Octopus Sopes, Blistered Salsa and House-Made Creme Fraiche. - TANGO & STACHE
  • Tango & Stache
  • Second Course: Tequila Braised Baby Octopus Sopes, Blistered Salsa and House-Made Creme Fraiche.

This week's roundup of San Francisco's best pop-ups and temporary restaurants.

Tango & Stache

When: Tuesday, Nov. 19; seatings at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Where: Naked Kitchen

Cost: $95 per person (includes dinner and cocktails)

The Rundown: Joshua Oakley is at it again. Celebrating cooking traditions of Jalisco, the dinner is part of a travel series of exploring the vibrancy of different regions throughout Mexico. The four-course meal will also feature cocktail pairings from Jen Ackrill of Rye. Continuing his style of spirit-driven cuisine, Oakley's menu will spotlight dishes like tequila-braised baby octopus sopes, blistered salsa, and house-made creme fraiche paired with Ackrill's traditional frozen margarita made with Espolon Blanco Tequila, Heirloom Pepper Granita, Jalapeno Tincture, Meyer Lemon, Candied Fresno Chile and Smoked Masa Salt. Buy tickets on Eventbrite.

Super Friends

When: Monday, Nov. 18, 8-11p.m.

Where: Alchemist

The Rundown: In the case that you didn't get to dress up for Halloween (or if you love to play dress up in general), bar "Super Friends" Bran MacGregor, Kevin Diedrich, and Kinson Lau are combining forces at the Alchemist by hosting a Superhero pop-up next Monday. Prizes will be given to those donning the most badass costumes. Guests who bring 2 cans of food to be donated to the SF Food Bank will also be rewarded with a superhero cocktail like the Kryptonite Punch (gin-based punch with sparkling wine and a big Midori ice cube) or the Cyclopes Sour (Broker's gin, Licor43).

Jd's Revenge Cajun Creole Pop-up Dinner

When: Sunday Nov. 17, 5:30-9 p.m.

Where: Firehouse 8

Cost: $35 per person (drinks separate)

The Rundown: The duo that is Jd's Revenge Cajun Creole is hosting a prix-fixe dinner at the historic Firehouse 8 this Sunday. The three-course menu will feature a composed winter salad, spicy Jambalaya (vegan option available) with corn bread, and a creamy butterscotch pudding with chocolate shortbread cookies to top off the evening. The Medical Services Bar will have beer and wine available for purchase. Join the event on Facebook.

Happy Moose Juice

When: Tuesday-Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: Range

Cost: $7-11

The Rundown: Raw, organic juices are being squeezed on the spot at Range's daytime pop-up Happy Moose Juice. Phoebe, a nutrition science graduate from Bastyr and her business partner Ryan, an International Business major from Appalachian State University, have migrated west to press juices on Valencia. Try it's a "Chard Knock Life" (chard, pear, orange, spinach, lime, ginger), "Beet It" (carrot, beet, celery, apple, lemon, ginger), and and almond milks like the "Vanilla Moose" (almonds, dates, vanilla bean, sea salt, filtered water). Sixteen ounce juices are $11 and 8 oz servings are $7. Both of those include the price of the bottle deposit, which is $2 and refundable if you bring the bottle back.

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