The era of nonstaurants and pop-ups is truly in full swing, and not just in our fair city — L.A.’s Test Kitchen and LudoBites are high-profile examples, and in N.Y. even the Beard Foundation is getting in on the pop-up action. Today we bring you news of a couple new entries on the local scene, filling gaps in our cuisine array, guerrilla style. First we have Wise Sons Deli, which started at Off the Grid and now has a Saturday residency, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Jackie’s Café (105 Valencia at McCoppin). Look for corned beef and pastrami sandwiches, as well as bialys piled with smoked salmon, caper cream cheese, and red onion.
Also, Eater tells us about Rice Paper Scissors, a new Vietnamese street food concern from Valerie Luu of Little Knock and Katie Kwan of Kitchen Sidecar. The concept is hard-to-find Vietnamese foods snail pho, duck confit green papaya salad, chacuterie banh mi, as well as some classic imperial rolls. They’ll be popping up on Thursday, March 31 and if you’re interested you should check Little Knock’s Twitter that morning.
Wise Sons Pop-Up Deli [Bay Area Bites/KQED]
Rice Paper Scissors Starts “Saigon-Style” Street Pop-Ups [Eater]