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23 Pop-Up Dinners You Should Book ASAP

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Supper clubs, pop-up dinners, long table feasts. Call it what you like, but these one-time events taking the dining scene by storm with their culinary prowess and attention to ambience are at the top of our fall agenda. From LA to NYC to Portland, here are some of the hottest pop-up series we’re lining up for right now.
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RAW Churchill

Churchill, Canada
Definitely get on the waitlist for this one! From March 2nd to 10th of next year, RAW Churchill is throwing a culinary and adventure travel experience that’ll take you to a 300-year-old fort under the northern lights where you’ll dine on a world-class meal created by one of Canada’s best chefs.
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Outstanding in the Field | Argentina learn more

This pop-up dinner on January 7th looks so, so good. Head out to The Vines of Mendoza to experience Argentinian outdoor cooking at its finest. Hosted by The Vines Resort & Spa and Corazon del Sol, this pop-up dinner is set to display the incredible wines and beef the local region is so known for, celebrating outdoor cooking on an open fire.
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Lazy Bear learn more

Leave it to SF to create a dining experience where securing a coveted ticket ensures your seat at the table! Lazy Bear is a dinner series that highlights amazing food and atmosphere with a friendly, communal vibe. Insider's tip: Tickets go on sale for one day only for the upcoming month so be ready to snag a ticket, concert style. 
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Outstanding in the Field | Longview Farm

Accokeek, Maryland
For the DC crowd, Outstanding in the Field will be in your neck of the woods September 29th and you won’t want to miss this pop-up dinner on a farm. Set beside the Potomac River in fields full of wild grass and grazing animals, OITF will team up with guest chef James Wozniuk from H Street to serve up Maketto’s signature plates of Taiwanese and Cambodian cuisine.
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Le Diner SF

San Francisco, California
A spin on the classic pop-up dinner that’s all about gathering and community, Le Dîner á San Francisco takes place October 7th and should be a hit with the DIYers out there. A couple of hours before the event begins, guests get a notification of the location. BYO food, booze and décor to hang with hundreds of SF locals.
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Bistro LQ

Los Angeles, California
The weekly pop-up dinners at Bistro LQ in LA are not to be missed. Check the lineup for a culinary feast of six courses and wine pairings in the gorgeous space at Ma Maison.
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Richmond, Virginia
With pop-up dinners that focus on using only the best of seasonal ingredients, this food series is always packed to the brim. Catch the Longoven crew in Richmond before they start their next venture of putting down roots in a full-fledged restaurant space.
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Wine on the Rock

Bainbridge Island, Washington
Charcuterie and wine are two of our favorite things, so this pop-up series got our attention real quick. Tour seven wineries on Bainbridge Island during harvest wine weekend (November 12th and 13th) for a whole lot of wine tasting fun.
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Justine's Secret House

Austin, Texas
Serving up French fare from the heart of East Austin, Justine’s Secret House is a great spot to head to if you’ve got a group of 20 or more in tow. Schedule it to your liking and look forward to a 3-course dinner and hangout session in an old Victorian manse.
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Pop Up Brooklyn

Brooklyn, New York
A spin on the classic pop-up dinner that’s all about gathering and community, PopUp Dinner Brooklyn takes place June 2nd next year in a TBD location that’ll be shared just a couple hours before the party kicks off. BYO food, booze and décor and don't forget to don your best whites to party with Brooklyn’s finest.
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Rice Paper Scissors

San Francisco, California
San Francisco’s favorite Vietnamese joint, Rice Paper Scissors offers one of the city’s best weekly pop-up dinners. Head to Mojo Bicycle Café to catch the crew in action.
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The Bohemian

New York, New York
This secret NYC spot is awesome for a pop-up dinner feel. For about $55 you can get a whole chef’s tasting menu experience complete with pan roasted branzini served in the cast iron pan and steaks from the butchery out front.
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Questlove Food Salon

New York, New York
Your fave late-night musician has been working on a dinner series. Questlove teams up with various high-brow chefs to create memorable night parties in his Lower Manhattan apartment. Rather than a pop-up series, he’s calling it his “food salon,” emphasizing amazing chefs from all over.
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Instinctual Sunday Supper

Venice, California
Two chefs get together to throw down an Instinctual Sunday Supper bash in Venice September 24th. It’s just $45 for a multi-course meal, so go ahead and BYOW.
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Tasting Collective

Brooklyn, New York
Brooklyn based, Tasting Collective is a group of food fanatics who are throwing awesome pop-up dining events that are members-only. Ensure you’ll have a seat at the table by signing up!
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Mackinac Island, Michigan
If supper clubs are your thing, this spot is one of the best in the Midwest. Head to Mackinac Island to this moody Tudor mansion in the woods that's decorated with deer heads, lots of red and a number of cozy fireplaces. Added cool factor? This spot is home to one of America's oldest duckpin bowling alleys. 
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Portland, Oregon
Portland peeps, you’re gonna want to head to Taqueria Nueve on Monday, September 25th for a bit of shandy fun. Five bartenders will pair up with five restaurants to create variations of Portland’s best shandy.
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Disco Dining Club

Los Angeles, California
Mark your calendar for October 7th if you’re into disco, booze and fab dining. The next event is a daytime soiree celebrating school recess and all things nostalgia.
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Club 33

Anaheim, California
The only thing at Disneyland you haven’t heard about, Club 33 celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Located fittingly in New Orleans Square, this exclusive members-only club offers an incredible experience where you’d least expect it.
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Long Table

Bradenton, Florida
Six courses by six different chefs are served at a long table surrounded by large-scale public artworks at this pop-up dinner series in Florida. Taking place in the downtown transit station of Bradenton on October 15th, this culinary adventure is an urban lover’s dream.
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Brooklyn, New York
A pop-up supper club for queer women, trans and non-binary people, Babetown celebrates life, food and babes. These ladies host events all over Brooklyn, so tune in to their socials and follow along for their next big hoorah.
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McKittrick Hotel

New York, New York
Head to McKittrick Hotel to catch a viewing of Sleep No More and follow it up with a dinner on the roof at Gallow Green. Located in the heart of Chelsea, this is one of those iconic New York experiences you won’t want to miss.
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É by Jose Andres

Las Vegas, Nevada
If you should find yourself rolling around Vegas with a crew of eight, a stop at É is a must. This Spanish spot pumps out delicious paellas and tapas in a room that’s moody and dramatic.
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