The Bay Area is about to get a ambience of Chicago favorite (and Eater Chicago 38 member) Honey Butter Fried Chicken. From Thursday, Nov 9 by Sunday, Nov 12, food smoothness use Caviar will send Honey Butter orders all over a East Bay from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Food will also be accessible for collect adult from a internal source: Forage Kitchen in Oakland, a food incubator space where Caviar has set adult a commissary kitchen for this and other pop-up purposes.
Honey Butter’s signature, as a name suggests, is boiled duck served with a “big ol’ dollop of sugar butter.” Chefs/co-owners Christine Cikowski and Joshua Kulp started their business as a repast club, expanding in 2013 to a section and trebuchet location. Honey Butter also delivers by Caviar in Chicago, where it’s one of a city’s many renouned restaurants for Caviar delivery. The whole smoothness menu, including sides like pimento mac and cheese and waffle fries, is here.
The Oakland Honey Butter pop-up is only a latest in a array of cross-city smoothness experiments from Caviar. SF souvlaki materialisation Souvla, that operates 3 locations in a city, was a initial to use to use Forage Kitchen space underneath a auspices of Caviar, contrast a waters on a other side of a brook during a bustling four-day run in August. After that, Caviar gave Souvla a shot delivering to NYC diners final month. The formula exceeded expectations: Souvla sole out in 15 minutes, and a SF group had to overnight “emergency pitas” to NY.
“This is a good approach for restaurants to exam new markets,” Katie Dally, a orator for Caviar owners Square, told Eater SF by email. She praises Forage Kitchen’s smashing space that’s “highly available for both diners and couriers,” and hints that Caviar could rest on identical hubs for some-more experiments in SF and other cities.
Souvla doesn’t have evident skeleton for an extended NY stay, though for others with enlargement aspirations, it’s a approach to start building a patron base. SF’s 4505 Burgers BBQ, for example, has committed to an Oakland expansion, though their space has been behind until subsequent spring. To get things going, they started delivering to Oakland by Caviar final month.