Austin Texas pop up restaurant scene is tiny but growing. The nationwide trend has found steady footing in New Orleans, New York and other cosmopolitan cities but we’re still struggling to find an identity for what will surely be a phenomenon one day. On Monday November 12th 2012, the team behind MILA in New Orleans, Slade and Allison Rushing are taking over the kitchen at Foreign and Domestic to put on a 6 course feast. MILA is one of our very favorite NOLA restaurants. Their 3 course lunch for twenty bucks is one of the best bargains in a town filled with great lunchtime deals. If you go Monday night it’ll set you back a hundred but you’ll get a copy of their brand new cookbook Southern Comfort as part of the bargain. Details http://fndaustin.com/southern-comfort-chefs-table/

Ellen Sweets will be at Swoop House, in East Austin on Wed Nov 14th 2012 hosting a Molly Ivins themed event. There will be food from the book Stirrin It Up With Molly featured. It’s sixty five bucks a head and byob. http://supperfriends.com/index2.php#/home/

At the same venue on Fri Nov 16th, Sawyer and Company, the restaurant set to debut in the old Arkie’s Grill on Cesar Chavez will be running a Southern influenced menu. We reckon they’re in menu development mode for the Spring opening of the restaurant. Sixty five bucks. Hot link above.

The Scrumptious Chef crew are taking over Three Little Pigs food trailer at East End Wines on Sun Nov 11 at 11am and throwing a Terlingua themed pop up restaurant. Lots of chili, stuffed chiles and chocolate embolism bread pudding. Details http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2012/11/8/Celebrate-The-Foods-Of-Terlingua-Texas-Scrumptious-Chef-Pop-Up-5-Three-Little-Pigs-East-End-Wines?adminview=true

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