Chefs Red Garcia and Santiago Cardenas are doing a Filipino pop-up called Kalye in honor of Philippines Independence Day. Petworth food incubator Eats Place is hosting it from 6p.m. to 11p.m on June 12 and June 13. Reservations are encouraged but walk-ins are also welcome.
The a la carte street food menu (below) is not for the faint of heart. They'll offer adidas (sous vide chicken feet), betamax (grilled pork blood), balut (fertilized duck egg), walkman (barbequed pork ears). Grilled pork skewers, mushrooms, and other dishes will also be available.
The Drinkubator (the bar at Eats Place) will serve a special selection of drinks to complement the menu like Guapo Apo (vodka, cane syrup and citrus topped with shaved ice and tropical fruit puree) and Manila Punch. Filipino beers like Red Horse and San Miguel Light will also be available.
Filipino food was difficult to find in D.C. until recently. Three forthcoming Filipino-influenced restaurants were announced in March. In April, Urban Heights also opened in Bethesda with several Filipino dishes on the menu.