Last August the food court at mall close to our house dedicated one of the stalls to pop-up restaurants. The concept was slow to get started, but since the beginning of the year it's been occupied almost continually.
A pop up is there for a week. Hubby Tony and I like to support small businesses, so we've been trying to get there for each one. Some times it's for a snack, and others a full meal. While we're ordering I like to talk with the business owners to find out their back story and if they have a current brick and mortar or food truck presence. After we've eaten we make sure to go back and thank them. Over the past month we've shared:
Vegan "chicken nuggets" tossed with an addictive garlic and oil sauce:
Freshly fried beef and vegetable empanadas:
A gooey butter cake egg roll with vanilla ice cream:
And tonight's dinner-a hamburger, Philly steak sandwich, and an order of fries topped with garlic aioli and Parmesan cheese:
Last week I noticed the list of pop ups only went through the end of the month. When we asked tonight I learned that the month of March was full; the mall just hadn't put up a sign yet. I can't wait to find out what culinary adventures are in store.
Five years ago: Not So Humdrum Dinner