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Two Upcoming Ballard Pop-ups: Paul Staley’s Global Marco Polo and the Filipino Lahi Seattle

Both are in Demo (formerly Bloom) the last weekend in May.

The Lahi Seattle crew: Justin Legaspi, Irbille Donia, JP Yost
The Lahi Seattle crew: Justin Legaspi, Irbille Donia, JP Yost


In chef Paul Staley's third pop-up, Marco Polo, he's going global, serving up six courses that span three continents on Friday, May 29. Expect Seared Grapes with Halloumi, Ginger Braised Water Buffalo, Crème Brulee and more in a $50 menu that's sourced locally and inspired by the 13th century, says Staley. There will be seatings at both 6:00 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. on Friday, May 29, at Ballard's Demo. Dyne has the full menu and tickets available here.


After a six month hiatusLahi Seattle is back with a four-course modern Filipino pop-up Sunday, May 31, at Demo in Ballard.  This will be the third pop-up for Lahi team Irbille Donia (chef/proprietor), Justin Legaspi (chef de cuisine), and JP Yost (sous chef); Donia was also a co-founder of the Kraken Congee pop-up, which opened a storefront in Pioneer Square last month. The main goal of this newest Lahi pop-up is to raise funds for the crew to take a food research trip to the Philippines, and eventually open a brick and mortar in Seattle.

The last evening of May, $40 gets you Sukang Melokoton at Dilis (a Filipino fruit salad with pickled peaches and crispy anchovies), Kare Kare saka Atcharang Melon (traditional oxtail stew cooked with peanut butter and served with fried, fermented shrimp), and more. There are seatings at both 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and two specialty cocktails made from Filipino coconut liquor also available for purchase. Check out the full menu and pick up tickets here.

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