6 Metro Detroit Pop-Ups to Help You Celebrate Spring

It’s time to leave the house and try some new fresh flavors
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Mina’s Liberian/Lebanese Pop-Up: Amina Marhaba blends her Liberian and Lebanese roots into flavorful and approachable dishes based on family recipes. This month, Marhaba will open with a simple tabbouleh salad before diving into richly spiced dishes such as couscous with lamb stew and mloukhieh (jute leaves cooked with chicken and red palm oil). Most dishes offer a vegetarian option. April 30. $30. Brooklyn St. Local, 1266 Michigan Ave, Detroit; 313-262-6547; eventbrite.com

Katoi Residency at Frame: While his Corktown location undergoes renovations after a fire gutted the restaurant in February, chef Brad Greenhill will create rotating menus weekly inside of Joe Bar, the new Hazel Park watering hole. Guests can expect elevated Thai dishes and crowd favorites, such as the spicy papaya salad, red snapper, glazed short ribs, and coconut ice cream. Through April. $75. Frame, 23839 John R. Rd #2, Hazel Park; 248-291-5771; framehazelpark.com

Satoshi Ramen x Dr. Sushi at PJ’s Lager House: The two pop-up concepts will feature a simple menu of “Ramen and more” this month, including fried snacks, comfort food, and sushi that “come straight from the soul.” The Doctor will also defend his title at a sponsored ping pong tournament starting at 8 p.m. April 25. $3-12. PJ’s Lager House, 1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-961-4668; pjslagerhouse.com

PlaceInvaders: This national pop-up event returns to Detroit to set up shop at a sprawling loft space in Corktown. Chef Brandon Zarb of Imperial and Public House will also be returning with a blend of Southern U.S. cuisine with Vietnamese flavors and techniques. Five brunch and dinner services are available, including an Easter brunch and benefit dinner for nonprofit Write a House. April 14-16. $110+. Placeinvaders.com

Sarap: Chef Aaron Egan teams up with chef Jake Williams and Dorothy Hernandez (managing editor of Hour Detroit) for a Jewish-Filipino menu inspired by the 1,200 Jews who fled to the Philippines during World War II. Five courses draw from traditional Jewish recipes and Filipino ingredients, like a borscht made with coconut milk, sprouts, and cilantro oil, or the adobo schnitzel with ube spaetzle, gribnes, and a coconut beurre blanc. April 24. $50. Eastern Market, 2934 Russell St., Detroit; 248-325-8153; sarapdetroit.com

Moroccan Pop-Up Dinner: Chef Layla of Taste of Marrakech is bringing Moroccan hospitality to Antietam in Detroit. This month’s menu features a blend of traditional Moroccan dishes like harira, a rich and earthy soup, and family recipes, such as a seasoned chicken slow cooked with apricots, fig, and pineapple. Chef Layla will finish the night with traditional Moroccan green tea and sweets. April 17.  $32.64. Antietam, 1428 Gratiot, Detroit; 571-331-6267; eventbrite.com

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