If you're a Public House regular, this isn't totally news, because you were probably at the first pop-up a few weeks ago for the launch of Good Golly Tamale. But if you aren't a regular, prepare to get really excited for the next few months -- proprietress Laura Sohn is launching a monthly series of pop-up Sunday suppers. And boy, do they look great.
First up is Joseph Bliffen. You probably know him as the man making you all the delicious burgers on the Hoof food truck, but Bliffen is more than just a master of the grill. He's worked in other restaurants in Knoxville, and, for a few years, in some of Brooklyn's finest establishments. Sohn says Bliffen's dinner will have "a focus on the food growing here right now, but presented with flavors both familiar and unique: from seasonal pickles to pig's head terrine to pork belly pastrami and Pho spiced shortribs." Everything is a la carte, and the full menu (which will be announced soon) will have a number of snacks, plates and bowls and sweets.
"You'll be able to enjoy a hearty fall dinner," Sohn says. Bliffen will be serving from 5 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 20.
If Oct. 20 is no good for you, keep your eyes peeled for information about November's pop-up with Karl McKim. He's one of the men who makes Foothills Milling Company so incredibly tasty, and he's got great things planned. Sohn is skipping December because of the holidays, but the pop-ups return in January with Nashville's Vivek Surti, who does the VEA Supper Club. Another Nashville chef who specializes in ramen is on the table for February but since it's not 100 percent confirmed, Sohn is holding off on the name for now.
Sohn says she's excited about the events and hopes they will "foster a community around the food of Knoxville and beyond." But, unlike the Good Golly Tamale pop-up, reservations are required. Sohn says she expects the events will book up quickly, so call them soon if you're interested.