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Dallas Pop-Ups to Check Out This Weekend

Yakamein. Detroit-style pizza. Cookies and a pint of Peticolas. The pop-ups are back.
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The weekend is nigh. And if you’re up for a little adventure, there are a few pop-ups around town serving up exactly that. Be it cookies and beer—an arguably perfect pairing—or Detroit pizza and dirty martinis, these pop-ups are just what your weekend ordered.


Tonight: Fri, Jan. 7, 8 p.m. till sold out | Tiny Victories, Oak Cliff

Slurp up a bowl of ramen with a Cajun accent, also known as the New Orleans noodle soup called yakamein. Tonight, Cajukiku will sling yakamein at Tiny Victories, which, in this dining editor’s opinion, has the most underrated happy hour in Dallas. The yakamein has a creole-spiced broth base in which a bundle of noodles rests. Get prawns, beef, or a combo of the two. Each bowl comes with a soy-cured, soft-boiled egg, scallion frizzles, and bamboo shoots.

Picadera DFW

Tonight: Fri, Jan. 7, 6–10 p.m. | Lone Star Axe / 440 Rattler Bar, Trinity Groves

A must-eat for Dominican food, Picadera has been crushing the pop-up scene since 2020. (Seriously, read about it here.) Tonight, though, get your chimi-burger and tostones fix (okay, and your fill of queso frito A.K.A. tropical fried cheese and tres leches cupcakes) in West Dallas. The roving purveyor of Dominican street food will post up at 440 Rattler Bar.

Cookies By Chrysta

Sat, Jan. 8, noon to 3 p.m. | Peticolas, Design District

Chrysta Miller, the icing savant and deft cookie crafter, will have batches of baked goods this weekend. She’ll park a table in front of Peticolas as the brewery celebrates 10 years of Velvet Hammers and Golden Opportunities.

Better Half

Tue, Jan. 11, 9 p.m. | Mike’s Gemini Twin, The Cedars

Okay, technically this pop-up is Tuesday, which isn’t the weekend, I admit. But it’s been a minute since we checked in with Jennie Kelley and Brandon Moore, the duo and couple behind Better Half. If you recall, last summer, they took over Cosmo’s in Lakewood and brought us a temporary French bistro. Now, the pair will bequeath their famous Detroit-style pies that gained traction amid the era of pandemic pivots. The two pizza flavors on offer are both made with signature Motor City red sauce. While you’re there, get a Mike’s dirty martini or a shot and a Lone Star while you wait for your pizza to crisp up. (Dibs next pool game!)


Rosin Saez

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Rosin Saez is the online dining editor for D Magazine's food blog SideDish. She hails from Seattle, Washington, where she…

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