The Cooking Gangster and The Wine Pimp Join Forces For Biergarten Pop-Up

Right back on his feet: Chef Joseph Mahon
Right back on his feet: Chef Joseph Mahon Photo:

A week ago, we learned that chef Joseph Mahon was the latest to join Bastide’s list of esteemed exiles (Bastide sniped back with its own nasty little take the next day) and today we learn that he’s already onto his next gig, a two-night pop-up at KTown’s Biergarten next Monday and Tuesday. The chef, who calls himself a “cooking gangster” is teaming up with self-described “wine pimp” David Haskell as Magnum Crew (Magnum Force would have been cooler), with options to pair sake, beer, and soju with Mahon’s plates, which include beef cheek confit and a take on the fried chicken that was good enough for us, if not “up with Bastide’s standard.” Groan! Check out the full menu below and make reservations at 323-466-4860.

Magnum Crew Pop-Up at Biergarten
206 N. Western Ave. Koreatown
Monday, December 13th and Tuesday, December 14th
$56 with option to add two more courses for $10


Carrot Curry Pudding

Coconut Soup with mussels, tapioca, cilantro, basil and pistou

Wild Mushrooms, White Soy, Sesame Rice Paper

Fried Chicken with bacon, radish, arugula, celery and buttermilk dressing

Confit Pork Cheeks with béarnaise mouse

Waffle Surprise

Reservations at 323-466-4860 or at