GEORGETOWN—Spain has come to Georgetown via new weekly pop-up Bodegón, which is setting up in Two Tartes Cafe on Airport Way each Friday night through the summer. Per The Stranger, chef Chris Lally cooked at the legendary Chez Panisse for over five years, and brings the same passion for local ingredients to Bodegón. The name roughly translates to "tavern" or "pub", and the pop-up is inspired by the time Lally and his wife Erin (who manages the front of the house) spent in Spain during their honeymoon and afterward. Angela Garbes was charmed by Lally's salad of shaved celery and fennel, braised octopus, paella for two, and more. Find Bodegón at Two Tartes each Friday night from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.
PIKE PLACE—Palace Kitchen's Matt Broussard is bringing Tex Mex back to Pike Place Market Tuesday, May 26, with a second Padre Island pop-up. Named for Broussard's hometown (the world's longest barrier island located off the Gulf of Mexico at the southernmost tip of Texas), Padre Island will again feature the "bright, loud" flavors of Broussard's childhood, but this round will be a more social dining experience.
$46 gets you a seat at a communal table in view of the open kitchen and four courses of modern Tex Mex, plus a surprise dessert from Sweet Lo Ice Cream's Lauren Wilson. Expect 13-hour smoked Rain Shadow brisket, mole rojo with pork cheek, and Broussard's personal favorite: the onion two ways. Sparkling Topo Chico mineral water is gratis with dinner, or BYOB if you prefer. Doors open at 7 p.m. in Pike Place Atrium; check out the full menu and order tickets through Dyne here.