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Discuss Blackness in America Over Dinner at South Philly Barbacoa

Plus, Shiprock Navajo tacos return to Loco Pez and Martha hosts an apple-themed dinner

Chef Tunde Wey
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As Philly's dining scene develops further and further, pop-ups are becoming more and more of a regularity. To keep you updated and in-the-know, check here for round-ups of some of the most compelling pop-up events happening throughout the city.

KENSINGTON — On Sunday, November 20, Martha in Kensington will be hosting a regional four-course apple-themed dinner led by Ben Wenk of Three Springs Fruit Farms and Vincent Finazzo of Riverwards Produce. Martha chef Tim Kirkland will prepare an all-vegan menu highlighting the flavors and utility of each varietal. Dinner starts at 6 p.m.

SOUTH PHILLY Tunde Wey, a politically-charged Nigerian chef currently touring the country with a traveling pop-up dinner series called Blackness in America, will be stopping in Philadelphia on November 21 at South Philly Barbacoa to converse about exactly that: what it means to be black in America.

The dinner will start as a conversation between the chef and a guest black community member, then expand to the dinner guests. The meal starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $55 for four courses. Reserve your spot here.

FISHTOWN — On Tuesday, November 22, starting at 5 p.m., the team behind the Shiprock Navajo taco pop-up is getting back together for a one-night event at Fishtown’s taqueria hot-spot Loco Pez. The trio behind it — Marcos Espinoza (Fidel Gastro and Side Project Jerky creator), Hawk Krall (cartoonist) and Lucio Palazzo (Loco Pez’s chef) — will be doling out the monstrous deep-fried Navajo Nation frybread (primer here) till they sell out. Get there early.

South Philly Barbacoa

1140 South 9th Street, , PA 19147 (215) 694-3797 Visit Website


2113 East York Street, , PA 19125 (215) 867-8881 Visit Website

Loco Pez

700 South 20th Street, , PA 19146 (215) 644-8080 Visit Website