Mr. Pollo Chef Launches a New Italian Pop-Up Several Doors Down

Roxy's a dessert/smoothie spot where the pop-up happens.
Roxy's a dessert/smoothie spot where the pop-up happens.Photo: Luis C./Yelp

Ambitious young chef Manny Torres Gimenez of Mr. Pollo fame has just expanded his pop-up operation a few doors with a second, pasta-focused affair at Roxy’s Cafe (2847 Mission at 24th). As Chowhounder Dude Swenson reports, the Roxy’s deal is four courses for a ridicuous $20, and one example menu was a butternut squash soup, followed by a salad, and two handmade pastas: a bolognese pasta, and pumpkin ravioli in brown butter sauce. The expansion makes sense given Gimenez’s resume — he was previously on the line at Quince and SPQR. Gimenez remains at Mr. Pollo as well, and is dividing his time between the two. [Chow via Scoop]