Nonstaurants

The NYT Discovers Nonstaurants

Twentysomethings enjoy the
Twentysomethings enjoy the “downscale” dining at Mission Street Food. Photo: Theo Rigby/NYT

The Chron took until December to come around, and today the Times sits up and takes notice of the whole pop-up restaurant (we prefer nonstaurant) trend. Stars of the show are Mission Street Food (though they neglect to mention MSF’s upcoming co-op venture), Saison, Pal’s Takeaway, Radio Africa & Kitchen at Coffee Bar, and EAT at 111 Minna whose chef, Tommy Halvorson, gives good pullquote: “Instead of crying because the bank won’t give me $2 million to open a restaurant, this is a way I can do it.”

At Pop-Up Restaurants, Chefs Take Chances With Little Risk [NYT]
Earlier: Mission Street Food Seeks Many, Many Investors [Grub Street]
Soon You May Be Eating Foie Aboard a ‘57 Greyhound Bus [Grub Street]

The NYT Discovers Nonstaurants