Now that Riot Feast has wrapped up, what’s going on with the Saved by The Bell pop-up space in Wicker Park? Next week it’ll shift gears from punk rock to hip-hop, partnering with Fake Shore Drive, the blog that helped launch the careers of superstars like Chance The Rapper, Chief Keef, and Vic Mensa. The three-day pop-up celebrates the blog’s 10th birthday and goes from Tuesday, Oct. 10 to Thursday, Oct. 12 at the former Max space at 1941 W. North Ave.
The blog owners approached the Saved by the Max team of Steve Harris, Derek Berry, and Zack Eastman with the idea. It’ll serve some of the dishes from the last two pop-ups including “Chicago hot” popcorn chicken (sport pepper hot sauce, pickles), a corn dog (a battered Thuringer sausage from The Radler), a veggie dog, and togarashi-spiced popcorn. Chef Brian Fisher (Entente) is a big hip-hop fan and will pitch in when he can.
Fake Shore Drive founder Andrew Barber already made the announcement on Wednesday. Tuesday night will feature DJ sets from The Cool Kids’ Chuck Inglish, Smoko Ono, and someguynamedty. RSVPs to that night are already gone. RSVPs for Oct. 11 and Oct. 12 haven’t been released yet. Check the website for availability.
Opening up a pop up bar/restaurant next week: Fake Shore Dive. 3 nights ONLY.— Andrew Barber (@fakeshoredrive) October 4, 2017
October 10, 11 & 12.
1941 W. North Ave.
Crews are already working hard to convert the space. The latest pop-up is only three nights and organizers didn’t say anything about how they will use the space in the future. Meanwhile, the Saved by the Max pop-up in LA inches closer to an opening. That at least ensures Mario Lopez (Slater) will be fed.