9 Pop-Up Restaurants to Put on Your Radar

Pop-up dinners are, well, popping up all over the city — fun dining adventures with limited seating, offbeat locations, and erratic schedules. Temporary in nature, these dinners feel more like special events instead of your standard dining-out experience. Chefs often experiment with more creative dishes, giving each meal an edge of excitement and an exclusive “insider” feel. Space is always limited, and popular pop-ups fill up fast — sometimes within hours or even minutes. If you don’t want to miss out, follow the chef, restaurant, or venue closely on social media and/or add your name to pop-up’s email list.

1. SAAP Lao Kitchen
Have you ever tried Lao cuisine? Embark on a culinary journey to Southeast Asia and discover the flavors of Laos. SAAP means “delicious” — and this family is on a mission to share their country’s incredible food with the world: crispy coconut rice with cured pork meat, spicy smashed papaya salad, and baked lemongrass chicken. When they’re not hosting pop-ups in Fort Worth, you’ll find SAAP Lao selling handcrafted, Lao-style beef jerky (aka crack jerky) at the Dallas Farmers Market.
Location: Varies
Email List: saaplaokitchen@gmail.com
Instagram: @saaplaokitchen
Upcoming Dates: August 12 at The Collective Brewing Project

Maggie Kennedy