Two recurring Filipino pop-ups from rising chefs are coming in October

If you wanted Filipino cuisine ten years ago, you pretty much had to go to places like Manila Mart in Beltsville, Maryland or Fort Washington Kabayan Filipino-American Restaurant.

That changed in 2015, then Little patch in Mount Pleasant and Bad Saint in Columbia Heights opened and became two of the first Filipino restaurants in the district. The latter – a sleek place that draws epic lines – earned numerous awards, including No. 2 “Best New Restaurant” in the United States from Enjoy your meal and a James Beard Award for Chef Tom Cunanan, who has since gone and plans to open his own Filipino restaurant.

These days, those in the mood for a taste of the Southeast Asian archipelago have plenty of options: Left on the dock, Kuya Ja’s Lechon -mave in Rockville, Game Sports Pub in Adams Morgan, and Pogiboy inde Blocks madhal in the center. Now a few recurring pop-ups aim to delight fans of Filipino food:

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