Cody Sharp, the talented chef who did such beautiful work at The Standard Pour and helped open Filament with Matt McCallister late last year, subsequently left Filament’s executive chef position in April. Since then, there’s been hardly a whisper of what he was up to.
Finally I see he’s popping up in a pop-up.
The venue is Jettison, the new bar opening soon as part of Houndstooth Coffee in Sylvan Thirty. It’s shaping up to be a space to which you can coolly slink off, extending the hours of the main coffee shop that buzzes all day. Last I checked, they were tinkering with the cocktail and food menus and are slated to open later this fall.
In the meantime, they’re hosting a series of pop-up dinners on Mondays throughout September and October (the first will be next week, Sept. 19). Of the five dinners, Cody Sharp headlines the last two, bringing Italian and Spanish cuisine respectively.
In this time of whirlwind chef mobility, as high-profile talent moves like a shifting target—sometimes leaving to take jobs with more benefits or more flexible hours, in hotel restaurants for example, or to pursue personal projects—pop-ups are one interesting places to keep tabs, a place where chefs can respond to a creativity vacuum.