Filipino pop-ups, grasshopper tacos, a haunted Goat, and more food news and events

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Yana Gilbuena (left) and Julia Pham prepping in Phams kitchen.
  • Michael Gebert
  • Yana Gilbuena (left) and Julia Pham prepping in Pham's kitchen

Remember when I wrote about this Filipino dinner, and then a chef who helped with it, Julia Pham, was in last year's People Issue? Well, Pham's Relish Underground Dining will be collaborating with AC Boral of So Good & Delicious on "a 6-course Southern comfort food and Southern Rap journey" on Friday, October 24. Click either of those links for more info.

In other food news and events . . .

• Journalist Saralynn Pablo of Filipino Kitchen, who was also at that Filipino dinner, tips us off to Rice & Shine, a pop-up collaboration between AC Boral and popular Pinoy restaurant Isla Pilipina, on Monday, October 27. Get info here.

• The Northman, the new cider-focused bar from the team behind Fountainhead and others, will host pop-up dinners with cider pairings tonight and tomorrow night with food by chef Cleetus Friedman. Tickets for the multicourse meals are $90.

• I'll have more about this later in the week, but Fat Rice has been adding Portuguese wines to its menu with the help of wine buyer Craig Perman, and they'll kick off a series of special wine dinners on Sunday, October 26, featuring Joao Roseira, owner/winemaker of Quinta do Infantado in Douro, Portugal. It will be a six-course menu with wine pairings, stories, and education about one of the underappreciated wine countries. Tickets are $160.

• Like whiskey? Want to get to know it better? On Sunday, October 26, from noon to 2 PM, author and whiskey expert Dave Broom appears at Sable Kitchen & Bar, where he'll be signing copies of The World Atlas of Whiskey, Second Edition. Broom will guide guests through the global flavors of eight whiskey tastings; following the tasting, guests will enjoy brunch and the floor will be open for an informal Q&A and book signing. Tickets are $120 per person, which includes brunch, taxes, gratuity, and a copy of the book.

• And at 7 PM on October 26, another book, Heritage by chef Sean Brock of Husk, McCrady's etc in Charleston, will be the subject of a barbecue at Publican Quality Meats, with Brock and Paul Kahan manning the grill and cooking favorite reinterpreted southern dishes from the book. Dinner will be $65, wine and beer included; signed copies of the book will be available for purchase.

• Saturday, November 1, Little Goat Diner will host its first haunted house, featuring "frights, laughs, and in true goat fashion: drinks and light snacks." Every 15 minutes beginning at at 6:30 PM, groups of no more than six people, age 21 and up, will be admitted. Tickets are $25.

Takito Kitchen, whose spinoff Bar Takito was just reviewed in the Reader, will have its first annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration October 31 through November 2, including a "milagro punch" (if it's any good, it's a milagro!) and a special Day of the Dead taco plate featuring featuring grilled veal heart, hibiscus tortilla, pickled squash, arugula, purple cayenne hot sauce, and chapulines. What are chapulines? I'm glad you asked that!

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