Cook St. Paul is a traditional American breakfast and lunch diner that's a little bit Korean at its fringes. It has become ground zero for pop-ups, especially for cooks pushing the boundaries of Asian cuisine.
On Saturday, June 11, four of the best Asian-style pop-up outfits in town will mash up to bring you "Loco Duuk," cooking from Cook St. Paul, Dumpling, Lola Rosa, and Union Kitchen. That's Korean, Chinese and Asian-fusion, Filipino, and Hmong.
Food will be available for purchase, along with drinks and entertainment. Other neighborhood businesses will be getting in on the fun as well, with beer sampling at Sidhe Brewery. Port and Starboard Tattoo and Piercing will have a page of food-related art at a special rate that people can get while they wait to dine at Cook.
And, if your Korean eating affinities run really, really deep, listen up: Anyone who signs up to get the Cook St. Paul logo tattooed on their body at the nearby Port and Starboard Tattoo and Piercing that night will get one free meal a week at Cook St. Paul for a year. You gotta go big or go home. The tat has to be at least 3 inches by 3 inches.
Read more about Cook St. Paul pop-ups here.
Saturday, June 11
5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Cook St. Paul
1124 Payne Ave., St. Paul