Pop-up restaurants, also called supper clubs, are extremely popular in Charleston, NC. These temporary restaurants have been popping up all over the city since the mid 2010s, and we’re loving every piece of it. This type of food service has been useful for both younger chefs and well-established cooks looking for a short-term change of pace. In a food scene like Charleston’s a pop-up could be run by a world-famous, Michelin-starred chef or a promising new talent.
While we love pop-up dining in the summer (outdoor festivals, for example, are a great venue for these experiences), the Charleston food scene really shines in autumn. The city has dozens of pop-ups appearing in September.
Top 5 Pop-Up Dining Spots
Little Miss Ha/The Daily—Entrepreneur Janice Hudgins specializes in traditional Vietnamese cooking and catering with her company, Little Miss Ha. She’s bringing her menu for a pop-up at The Daily on Thursday, September 6 and Thursday, September 13. From 6:30 to 10 pm, patrons can order offerings like spring rolls, chicken curry, pho, cha ca, and more.
Desayuno—A perennial pop-up, the Mexican breakfast spot Desayuno will make an appearance at the Charles Towne Fermentory. Look for tacos, empanadas, and spicy chocolate brownies.
Matzo Y Masa—One of our favorite restaurants, One Broad, will host a Matzo Y Masa party with tacos, falafel, chilaquiles, humus deviled eggs, tequila, and more.
Very West African Pop-Up—Senegalese Chef Serigne Love will stop into Graft for a pop-up with Very West African bites and a Very West African playlist. The event takes places on Thursday, September 13th and runs from 5 pm to 8:30 pm.
Butcher & Bee—Check BJ Dennis of Gullah will team up with Senegalese chef Serigne Love for a dinner connecting the cuisines of the Lowcountry and West Africa. Butcher & Bee will host the duo’s special menu.