To ring in the New Year SFMOMA is jumping on one of 2011's hottest local food trends with a sure-to-be-tasty pop-up resto. Mark your calendars for Friday, January 6, when SFMOMA's ground-level Schwab Room will transform into a pop-up eatery serving Vietnamese grub from locally loved Rice Paper Scissors, along with SFMOMA's current tenants, Blue Bottle Coffee and Caffè Museo, who will be selling special treats.
The one-day-only "neighborhood lunch break room" is a riff on the current Sharon Lockhard "Lunch Break" exhibit, which takes a deeper look at workers' mundane-yet-fascinating lunch-break culture, featuring photography, film, and writing.
In addition to chowing down on Rice Paper Scissors' banh mi specials (tomato sardine, pork belly, and vegetarian smoked "duck"), you'll have a few more delectable options: Blue Bottle is creating a caramel corn with peanuts, brandy, and maple syrup, Caffè Museo will have yummy to-go lunches for folks in a hurry, and Lockhart herself will say hi to visitors via Skype while the museum's staff will give out free copies of The Lunch Break Times and tickets to two of Lockhart's fiicks that will screen at the museum the following week. So...who's ready to cheat on their New Year's diet a little early?
When: Friday, January 6, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: SFMOMA, The Schwab Room, Ground Level, 151 Third Street (at Mission Street); 415-357-4035.
Photo: Via Rice Paper Scissors