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2 New Pop-ups with Bento Kaiseki and Elevated Comfort Food; Dyne to Stop Operations

The feasts are coming from chefs Hiro Tawara and Patrick Frank.

Hiro Tawara
Hiro Tawara
Courtesy of Hiro Tawara

Sad news, pop-up fans: Dyne, the dining platform through which Eater passes along much of its local pop-up news, will soon be no more. Dyne will cease operations Tuesday, November 10, its team announced on Friday, explaining, "Although we love bringing you the bacon, we are unable to sustain an operational business from our small share of the proceeds."

To send them out in style, get into the following pair of Dyne feasts while you can.

Bento Kaiseki with Wine: Tuesday, October 27

Chef Hiro Tawara (WA'S Kitchen) is back with more kaiseki, this time in a bento box. $65 gets you nine traditional Japanese courses paired with wine, including Kinki no Nitsuke (rockfish simmered in soy sauce), Salmon Yuan Dengakuyaki (grilled salmon with caramelized miso and yuzu), and Nasu to kabocha no Nimono (nimono stew with Japanese eggplant and kabocha squash). Winemakers from Eight Bells will be pouring and discussing five different wines, challenging attendees to find the perfect pairing for the kaiseki flavors and textures.

The dinner will be at Eight Bells at 6:30 p.m. Check out the full menu and grab a seat on Dyne, but hustle: there are only a few seats left.

Uptown Comfort: Monday, November 9

Chef Patrick Frank (Cochon Catering) is serving up five courses of elevated childhood favorites at his upcoming pop-up at Kraken Congee. "This isn't your mom's cooking," he stresses; "think of this menu as a grown-up version of comfort food classics. Expect Beet Gnocchi with Rainbow Chard and Guanciale; Pan-roasted Black Cod on Seafood Mushroom Hash, Citrus and Herb Sauce and Beluga Lentils; and more for $45.

There is one seating at 6:30 p.m. Peruse the full offerings and reserve space here.

For both of the pop-ups above, prices do not include taxes and gratuity.

Kraken Congee

88 Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98104 Visit Website

Eight Bells Winery

6213 Roosevelt Way NE Ste B, Seattle, WA 98115 (206) 294-4131 Visit Website

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