To celebrate five years at its Broadmoor headquarters, social innovation incubator Propeller (4035 Washington Ave., 504-322-3282; www.gopropeller.org
) is throwing a pop-up party April 27.
“In the past years (the event) has been a graduation ceremony, but this year is really a celebration of all the entrepreneurs that have come through our (program),” said Catherine Gans, Propeller’s communications manager, who added that roughly 100 new ventures have been launched since its inception.
The Propeller Pop event aims to promote and foster new business ventures in the restaurant world. This year’s event features 12 up-and-coming pop-ups, including several newcomers. The list includes the Filipino-focused Manila Village from Milkfish proprietors Dean Lambert and Cristina Quackenbush, Port City Pantry, Nola Foodsmiths, House of Dumpling, The Old Portage, Local Acres, Sparklehorse and Black Swan Food Experience.
A few pop-ups are coming off stints at St. Roch Market, including Koreole, PDR and Donna Maloney’s The Sweet Spot.
Some of the menu items include bulgogi
po-boy sliders (Koreole), popcorn rice rolls with vegetables, pickled ginger, turmeric aioli and wasabi micro greens (Local Acres), pork shoulder with garlic-chili vinaigrette and cracklings (Sparklehorse) and charred eggplant with crispy rice, vegetables and roasted pepper sauce (PDR).
Attendees can sample a drink by Kevin Augustine of Cochon Butcher featuring Mister Katz rock and rye whiskey, peach soda, bitters and Pop Rocks. There will also be artwork displayed by artist Brennan Steele, music by DJ Otto Orellana, a raffle and other activities.
The event runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door and include all food and drink.
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