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The Best Twin Cities Pop Ups to Try RIGHT NOW

These temporary restaurants have fans begging for more.

Mark your calendar for these pop ups
Mark your calendar for these pop ups
Sydney Berry

LolaRosa at Cook St. Paul

Cook St. Paul hosts a revolving pop up every Friday night. By day this Payne Avenue eatery is a modest diner with a few creative (and Korean) touches by owner Eddie Wu. Come Friday night, you might find a Korean street food hotspot, Dumpling darling or in the case of this weekend, a Filipino-fusion restaurant courtesy of LolaRosa. From 5 - 9 p.m. the cousin-run concept will serve pork belly sisig, rice bowls, bao (hereto known as Bao Chicken Bao Wow - because that's just awesome.) Check out the full menu here.

Image credit: Cook St. Paul

TruePenny at Donny Dirk's Zombie Den

La Belle Vie rallied with their bartenders on-a-stick. Photo by Joy Summers

Adam Gorski

Pop Ups don't have to be just for restaurants, there are drink pop-ups, too. After La Belle Vie shuttered (pour out a little bubbly for our fallen homie) bartenders Adam Gorski and Jon S. Olson were at loose ends. There were job opportunities, but the Iron Bartender winners decided to bide their time and instead have been popping up all over town. Tonight the dapper duo are taking over the bar at Donny Dirk's from 8 - 11 p.m. with cocktails inspired by The Shining. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. (Follow True Penny on Facebook for future events. Looks like the next one will involve Scandinavian tiki drinks.)

Image credit: Adam Gorski

Open Arms

One of the best fundraising dinners is the pop up hosted inside South Minneapolis' Open Arms on February 11. This year chefs from Lucia's, Victory 44, Travail, D'Amico catering and Create Catering will take over the kitchen for a multicourse dinner. Every other day of the week Open Arms serves and delivers meals to area residents who are dealing with life-threatening diseases. Tickets are available here.

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