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Pop-up suggestion for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Northern Orange County

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I've never tried a pop up. I'll be in the Los Angeles area the last weekend of this month. What can people suggest would be nice for $40 or less per person? One of my anticipated dining partners does not like spicy food.
Free or cheap corkage is a plus, but not mandatory.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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  1. Might help us if you can clarify your definition of a "pop up" (or Pop-up - you spelled it two different ways in the same post!). I've only seen it used in one other post.

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    1. re: Joani Macaroni

      Sorry, I've been reading about it. I thought it was fairly common term.
      http://www.npr.org/templates/story/st...
      So LudoBites would have been an example of a pop up restaurant.

      1. re: SteveTimko

        Thanks for the link. It was rather testy but I finally got it to go through.
        Pop-up - Very interesting concept. A restaurant chef and crew that come in and do special menus just for a short run of time, then close down and re-appear somewhere else with possibly/probably new menus, etc. in a new venue.

        This will make the IRS folks crazy trying to keep track of them. Love it!

    2. Check out Taste Kitchen. Prices change with each different chef.
      http://testkitchenla.com/

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      1. re: wienermobile

        Test Kitchen, not Taste Kitchen... (link is correct)