15 New Orleans pop-up restaurants and where to find them



From first-timers filling in at their neighborhood bar to line cooks hosting events on their nights off and established chefs jumping into the game with passion projects of their own — the pop-up scene in New Orleans is constantly developing. Attempting to categorize and list every one is not only nearly impossible but also would seek to tame a beast that by its nature is a fluid, incongruous and always evolving animal. The following is a list of some of the players, new and old, on the expanding scene and where to find them. Happy hunting.

The Nomads:

Bird by Bird
Find them: Every other Friday at Sidney's Saloon
Eat: Tandoori chicken, lamb, grilled flatbread
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Bird by Bird

Black Swan
Find them: Milkfish, Cafe Istanbul, various festivals
Eat: Braised oxtail with three-cheese macaroni, jerk chicken with coconut and rosemary-infused jasmine rice.
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Congreso Cubano
Find them: Monthly at the Tigermen Den; events at Solo Espresso
Eat: Cuban sandwich, guava and cheese empanadas, fried Brussels sprouts with bacalao dressing
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Fatto Bene
Find them: Second Sunday of every month at Bao & Noodle
Eat: Homemade pastas and regional Italian cuisine
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Find them: lunch Mon.-Fri. at Milkfish
Eat: Pickled tea-leaf salad, lemon grass tofu, curried fish
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The Old Portage Food & Drink
Find them: Tuesdays at NOLA Brewing Tap Room, every other Saturday at Black Penny, special events at Kin
Eat: Upper Quarter burger, preservation plate, rabbit lasagna
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Find them: select nights at Aline Street Beer Garden
Eat: Skewered, grilled meats and raw oysters
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Find them: Fridays at Pal's Lounge, Sundays at 323 Verret St.
Eat: Meatballs and mashed potatoes, brie lasagna, New York cheesecake
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Stationary (sort of):

Fry and Pie
Find them: Mon., Wed.-Sun. at the Hi-Ho Lounge
Eat: Three-cheese fries, fries topped with steak and caramelized onions, chocolate strawberry pie
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Killer Po-Boys
Find them: Wed.-Mon. at Erin Rose Bar and 219 Dauphine St.
Eat: Seared Gulf shrimp po-boy, rum-glazed pork belly po-boy
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L'enfant Terrible
Find them: Daily at Molly's in the Market
Eat: Curried vegetables, red beans and rice, pierogies
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Little Bird
Find them: Wed.-Sat. at Barrel Proof
Eat: Fried chicken sandwich, country ham, charred broccoli
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Find them: Tue. at Dante's Kitchen
Eat: Octopus carpaccio, soft pretzel plate with curry mustard, fried pickles with dill aioli
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Find them: Tue.-Sat. at Treo
Eat: Corn flour garganelli with charred octopus, grilled Gulf fish with roasted cauliflower and harissa
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We've Got Soul
Find them: Thu.-Sun. at Carrollton Station
Eat: Southern-inspired soul food, pecan-crusted catfish, biscuit sliders
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