Chef Justin Holt is locally famous for his late-night pop-up dinners that center around steaming bowls of freshly-made ramen. At his last pop-up in December, Holt added charcoal-grilled skewers to the menu, and now it looks as if the Lucia sous chef will expand on his "late night izakaya" concept.
On Sunday, March 6, Holt will post up at Industry Alley’s Sunday Soiree, a monthly pop-up dinner that hosts chefs from across Dallas-Fort Worth for casual and creative dinners, a perfect fit for Holt’s occasional ramen concept. There, Holt will bring his konro to grill up chicken yakitori skewers and a brand new option – "Battleship curry," a dish commonly served on Japanese naval ships.
If you can’t afford dinner at Lucia, these pop-up dinners are a budget-friendly way to experience Holt’s creative cuisine. Per usual, ramen will be $10 per bowl, curry $5 per bowl, and skewers just $2 each. Barman Charlie Papaceno and the rest of Industry Alley’s staff will also curate a special cocktail menu of "interactive, Izakaya-style" cocktails to pair with your ramen and skewers.
The Sunday Soiree Pop-Up kicks off on Sunday, March 6 at 8 p.m., and will last until the last noodle is slurped. Be prepared to get there early, though – Holt’s dinners are notorious for selling out within the first hour.