They Keep Popping Up!

FS monthly fork wrench pop upPop-up restaurants are not a new phenomenon, but winter saw a number of them pop-up in Baltimore. Toki Underground from Washington brought their ramen to Artifact Coffee in the Woodberry neighborhood. Necessary repairs at Pabu Izakaya in Baltimore’s Harbor East allowed their chefs to take their Korean fried chicken across the road to the Belvedere neighborhood at Shoo-Fly Diner. What to do when your entire kitchen staff is away presenting a dinner at the James Beard House? Canton neighborhood’s Chef Cyrus Keefer of the Fork & Wrench Restaurant invited Chef Chad Gauss of Hampden’s the Food Market to take over his space for that evening. Gauss created “Bad Ass” Mexican inspired food and drink for one night as the Estafado Pop-Up Cantina.

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