5 Metro Detroit Food Pop-Ups to Check Out This Winter

Mix up your dining routine with these can’t-miss events
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Gravy/Burger is at Batch Brewing Co. every Wednesday in December. // Photograph courtesy of Brooklyn Street Local

Gravy/Burger at Batch Brewing Co.

Brooklyn Street Local co-founder Jason Yates is embarking on a new food venture called Gravy/Burger. Brooklyn Street Local and Gravy/Burger will be popping up at Corktown neighbor Batch Brewing Co. from 5-9 p.m. Wednesdays throughout December. Burgers, naturally, make up most of the menu with offerings like cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, chopped cheese or mushroom chopped cheese sandwiches, and the eponymous Gravyburger: an open-faced patty on sourdough, roasted sweet potato, fried onions, pea pesto, and gravy. And yes, poutine is on the menu. Through the end of December. Batch Brewing Co., 1400 Porter St., Detroit; facebook.com/brooklynstreetlocal 

Khana at FrameBar

Maryam Khan and Carlos Parisi of Khana will bring their Pakistani- and Desi-inspired fusion fare to FrameBar in Hazel Park. Dishes like Pakistani “Fish + Chips” (masala rub with seasoned naan “chips”) and Lamb Spare Rib with Chimichutney are among the casual small plates as well as Khana’s staples such as Butter Chicken Nachos and Fried Butter Chicken Sandoori. Reservations are available or walk in to snag a seat at the bar or in the heated patio. Jan. 5- Feb. 6. FrameBar, 23839 John R Road, Hazel Park; joebar.com

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Camp Birdy is serving up glamping boxes in a festive setup. // Photograph courtesy of San Morello

Camp Birdy at San Morello

Who says glamping is just for warm weather? Cozy up in a private chalet at San Morello’s Camp Birdy seasonal pop-up. The downtown glamping experience in partnership with The Fields of Michigan offers private glamping boxes with booking fees starting at $135 per person. The prix fixe menu includes a warm focaccia board, whipped butternut squash, black truffle fondue, Guinness-braised short ribs, parmesan fries, and cookies. Camp Birdy also offers the option to add a tableside Champagne sabering lesson. San Morello, 1400 Woodward Ave., Detroit; sanmorello.com/campbirdy

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Val’s Pizza is at FrameBar from Feb. 9-March 6. // Photograph by Dorothy Hernandez

Val’s Pizza at FrameBar

This traveling pizzeria pop-up makes its signature pies on site with its own wood-fired oven, which is a Herculean task in the dead of winter. But those missing their Val’s Pizza fix can find the pop-up and its thin-crust Neapolitan pies at Frame this winter. The popular pepperoni with honey is on the menu along with a roasted radish pizza with brown butter, pesto, and lemon ricotta. Round out your meal with a chicory salad and cannoli ice cream. Make a reservation, post up at the bar or heated patio, or pick up your pizza to-go. Feb. 9-March 6. FrameBar, 23839 John R Road, Hazel Park; joebar.com

Taste of Marrakech at Baobab Fare

Take a trip to Morocco with Taste of Marrakech. The special one-night-only menu includes harira, a traditional Moroccan soup with tomatoes, lentils, and chickpeas; chicken bastilla, a savory and sweet pie with shredded chicken and a touch of orange blossom water; your choice of couscous with beef or lamb tagine; and basboussa, a semolina cake, for dessert. Tickets are $55 and can be purchased online. Jan. 24. Baobab Fare, 6568 Woodward Ave., #Suite 100; Detroit; eventbrite.com