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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Pop-up Alert: Pink Zebra Returns for Two Nights at Namu Gaji

Posted By on Thu, Aug 13, 2015 at 9:30 AM

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If you’re anything like me, you have been bemoaning the fact that you never made it to Pink Zebra, the much-celebrated pop-up in the Mission’s Tin Yao restaurant. As rave reviews amassed, higlighting chef Jesse Koide’s omakase menu and dishes like hurricane popcorn with pig ears, I promised myself I would make it in — once I tried the 100 other places that had just been added to my ever-growing list.

But alas, on June 27, just nine months after Keode and team had moved into the Tin Yao space, they moved out. But you know what they say about all good things: they must pop up in other places. Alright, that’s not exactly how the saying goes, but in this case perhaps it should be; because the vibrant-headkerchief-donning chef is back, this time in the house of the Lee brothers. On Monday, Aug. 24 and Monday, Aug. 31, Pink Zebra will return once again to the Mission — albeit a few blocks northwest, to Namu Gaji.

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The details: Tickets to the dinner are $110.72 (the strange price is due to service fees, taxes, etc.) and include five courses paired with wine (the Aug. 24 dinner features wines from Trumpet Wine, while Aug. 31 boasts pairings from Kermit Lynch). Note: For you lushes among us, additional wine by the glass or bottle can be purchased. The 7 p.m. seating can only be reserved ahead of time via Brown Paper Tickets; please don’t be that asshole who calls Namu Gaji at 8:00 on a busy Friday night and attempts to get a ticket that way. Not only will you destroy any dining credibility that you worked so hard to build with your Yelp reviews, but they simply aren’t selling them.

The menu is still TBD, but that shouldn’t stop you. And hurry! The number of tickets is quickly dwindling.  

Pink Zebra Pop-Up, Monday, Aug. 24 and Monday, Aug. 31, 7 p.m., at Namu Gaji, 499 Dolores.

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