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Three Pop-Ups You Really Need to Check Out

There is no shortage of talented folks cooking up flavor-packed food in random locations all over the city (that’s how we roll in SF), but sometimes it’s hard to keep track of who’s doing what and where.

First Bite: American Bao Bar

Hot steamed buns from American Bao Bar

In the past year, exotic street foods ranging from Indian kebabs to Chinese dumplings to Middle East shawarma have worked its way onto the menus of casual and fine-dining restaurants on both coasts. Combine that phenomenon with the surge of pop-ups that have taken over San Francisco, and you’ve got yourself a winning combination.

Hot Pop-Up Planner: Labor Day Weekend Eats and Beyond

You know you're supposed to get elbow deep in that new bbq recipe at some point over the next few days. It is Labor Day weekend, afterall. But sometimes life isn't giving you pork butt and spices, it's giving you pop-ups. Since these underground dinners and impromptu "restaurants" are coming out almost as fast as food trucks these days,  perhaps this weekend is a good time to avoid the grill all together and check out an outside-the-restaurant-box meal event. We picked our some of our favorite upcoming pop-up events to take you into this weekend, and the coming month too.

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