Los Angeles magazine reports that former Son of a Gun and Animal chef, Miles Thompson, is bringing his Vagrancy Project into public view, with a pop-up overtaking Echo Park’s Allston Yacht Club. Starting June 11 and recurring twice-a-night every Monday and Tuesday through August (with a few vacation days thrown in when Thompson will not be there), the chef will prepare a $70 five-course pre-fixe, following up on the themed pop-ups he ran from his own apartment that Squid Ink enthusiastically raved about in March. What’s different this time around?
Rather than offer a pay-as-you-wish concept, as the chef previously did, Thompson will charge diners’ credit cards $88 in advance, with extra options of a $50 drink-pairing and random refills payable post-repast. Thompson plans to build on this “Phase 2” of the Vagrancy Project with a brick-and-mortar restaurant named Cottage once funds are raised for its opening. Reservations for tables at this new stage of The Vagrancy Project can be made via email. If you’re wondering what to expect, Thompson’s inspired dishes can be revisited through the chef’s Tumblr.