Steve Chu

I’m not sure how he did this, but he did. Steve Chu of Ekiben has pulled together some of the best food minds in Baltimore — all of whom have mentored the young chef and food entrepreneur — for a week-long series of lunch and dinner pop-ups at his wildly popular spot in Fell’s Point. See you at Ekiben this week, peoples!

Monday 03/12 Dinner
4:30 PM – 10 PM
Chef Julian Marucci of Tagliata


Steamed bun with Pork Belly, spicy giardiniera, XO sauce
Steamed bun with Crispy Cauliflower, Chili, Basil, Almonds, Truffle Honey
Steamed Bun with Veal Tongue, Lettuce, Anchovy Sauce, Pickled Onions
Pork Meatballs braised in Spicy Red Sauce, Parmesan Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese, Crispy Kale on Bun

Wednesday 03/14 Lunch
11 AM – 3:30 PM
Ben Lefenfeld of La Cuchara


Agedashi Tofu, Jamon Iberico Jus, Bonito Flakes, Scallion, Bottarga
Membrillo, Shishito, Manchego Cheese, Serrano Ham on a bun
The End Bird- Curry Fried Chicken, Calabrian Chili, Honey, Crispy Shallots, Dijon Aioli, Burnt Garlic, Marcona Almonds, Cilantro, Pickles. On Rice or Bun
Crispy Egg Noodles, Red Sauce, Onsen Egg, Braised Kale, Crispy Shrimp

Thursday 03/15 Lunch
11 AM – 3:30 PM

Papa Chu of Jumbo Seafood

Papa Chu

Fresh Taiwanese Sausage
Zhong Zi- Sticky Rice, Pork Belly, Sausage, Shrimp, Shiitake Mushrooms wrapped in bamboo leaves
Kao Fu (Vegan)- Braised Seitan with Shiitake
Mushrooms, Winter Bamboo
Cucumber Salad- Crispy Cucumber, Garlic, Chili
Crispy Eggplant Rice Bowl with Tea Egg

Friday 3/16 Dinner
Nick Schauman of The Local Oyster 

Nick The Local Oyster

Crab Salad Steam Bun – jumbo lumbo crab with avocado and tomato, topped with sweet soy, sesame seed, panko, scallion and cilantro
Fried Oyster Steam Bun – breaded Skinny Dippers, Asian slaw, topped with sweet wasabi mayo, chili flakes, scallion, sesame seed, lime
Hot Shrimp Bowl – 6 grilled tail-on shrimp, rice, Asian slaw, fried snow peas with lime, scallion, sesame seed, cilantro
Cold Noodles – Cantonese Egg Noodles, shrimp salad, sesame tahini broth, pickled veggies

And…Kamayan Dinner Popup @ La Cuchara 3/17 Dinner