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Spice Up Your Summer Dining With These Hot Upcoming Pop-Ups

Lahpet. The Old Portage. RAH/BAH. So hot right now.

Jordan and Amarys Herndon of The Old Portage
Jordan and Amarys Herndon of The Old Portage

Summer doldrums got you down? Can't take another po' boy in this heat? Why not spice things up with one of these exceptional upcoming pop-ups hitting town in the next month or two, featuring an array of flavors from lahpet—the Burmese fermented tea salad— to Gulf fish crudo to lobster rolls.

Lahpet: A Taste of Burma

This popular Burmese venture pops up regularly at Rook Cafe and the Crescent City Farmer's Market, but on July 22, founder Mark LaMaire and chef Blake Smithson bring a seven-course meal to Milkfish for a night of fundraising to benefit One World Family International's Burmese Refugee Education Initiative (also founded by LaMaire and partner Eva Sohl to aid school children in Thailand). The local Burmese community will also contribute to the night's dishes. Seatings at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. $50/person. Tickets and menu here.  [Photo: Facebook]

The Old Portage

The brand new Nola Brewing Taproom hosts this Port of New Orleans-inspired small plates pop up from Amarys and Jordan Herndon (Bayona and Ralph's on the Park sous chefs) every Tuesday night during the summer staring July 14. The Old Portage will also pop up inside The Black Penny on Sunday, July 19 at 6 p.m., the final night of Tales of the Cocktail. [Photo: Facebook]


Former Wood chef, pizza guru, and maker of damn fine scallops Will Salisbury turns his attention back to New England cuisine with Rah/Bah, popping up inside Milkfish on August 26 with a seven-course doozy.  $80/person includes an incredible menu featuring all things seafood, from scallop ceviche to charred octopus, plus booze and dessert. Tickets and menu here.  [Photo: Facebook]