Every Saturday during the Farmers Market, Tim McKee welcomes friends to pop-up inside the Market House Collaborative that holds the James Beard Award winning Chef’s restaurant Octo Fish Bar as well as The Salty Tart and Almanac Fish. Each Saturday, while the building also has all the weekly vendors from the winter farmers market, there will also be some of the most exciting temporary restaurants in the city. Here’s what and when to expect to eat them.
Union Kitchen, December 29
The first pop-up and the last of 2018 will be the unstoppable Hmong masterwork of Union Kitchen. Plan to fill up on Khao Sen noodles with minced chicken and Mama Vang’s sauce from 10 am to 2 pm.
Fish Guys, January 5
The sustainable seafood company keeps the New Year’s party going by shucking stacks of $2 oysters.
Union Kitchen, January 12
This could become a habit. Brunch with them while pining for a permanent location to finally materialize somewhere in Saint Paul.
El Norte Kitchen, January 19
Carne Asada Fries are coming and likely so too are the famous burritos from Ben and Elija Allen’s Sonoran pop-up.
Boludo, January 25
The hottest little spot in Minneapolis is taking a trip over the river and Facundo Defraia is bringing his empanadas with him.
Mevyn, February 2
“Saint Paul needs to know what’s going on in Minneapolis at Meyvn,” said McKee. He’s looking forward to welcoming Adam Eaton and his wildly popular bagels into his place.