by Brandon Fox
Pop-ups are a low-stakes way to get into the restaurant game, and for diners, it’s almost always a win/win. Chefs are out to impress and ticket holders are usually discerning eaters.
The latest is called A Southern Thing and will focus on all the things we have around here that we love the most. RVA Pop-Up Kitchens chef Gerald “T.J.” Hicks — executive sous chef at McCormack's Big Whisky Grill and previously of Lemaire and Six Burner — will offer a four-course dinner, plus paired wines from the Charlottesville area at Gallery 5. He’ll whip up some chilled sweet corn consommé, sorghum molasses-glazed barbecued spiced pork belly and other riffs on Southern classics.
The food, wine, art and music will all happen on June 18 from 7 to 11p.m. Sound like something you might like to do? You’d better hop to it. Tickets are limited to 50, and the cost is $55. Follow this link for ticket information and more details.