Sponsored post: Enjoy a five-course Latin fusion meal paired with wine on Thursday, March 7, at the new pop-up dining spot at 1307 Chicago Ave. in Evanston.

Evanston natives Eric Singer from Lucky Platter and Craig Golden from The Space invited Chef Lucero Martinez of Lucero Catering to host this pop up dinner.

The menu features:

  • Ricotta Stuffed Ancho Chile – Veggie Papa Rellena – Eggplant Rolls
  • Lamb Pops drizzed with Green Mole – Pernil Ravioli with spicy Vodka Sauce
  • Spinach Salad with Avocado and Hibiscus
  • Bisteca Ranchero with Tenderloin Medallions – Cilantro Rice
  • Mexican Coffee – Mango & Berry Desert

One seating only at 7 p.m. for just 18 diners. Price $65 per person. Reservations required by Wednesday, March 6. RSVP now at

The distinct flavor of our Latin Caribbean comes alive in Lucero’s kitchen. The meals are prepared traditionally with fresh ingredients enhanced by the islands’ spices and herbs. Lucero has selected in her menu the most popular regional meals encompassing every island’s style, culture and cooking techniques.

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  1. Sounds great

    Is that the old bagel art space? The article says "the new pop up dining spot" is this a one off event or is this space gong to be hosting these things on a regular basis?

    1. Yes

      Yes, it's the space that used to be the home of Bagel Art, before it moved to Dempster Street.

      And yes, the plan is to have more pop-up dining events in the space.

      — Bill

  2. Pop up inspections

    I fully understand how the Pop up fad works when it is an art  gallery or special clothing rack sale.  What I would like to understand is how the city assures safe food preparation.   I know that annually restaurants have inspectors come in and evaluate refrigeration, bathrooms, kitchen cleanliness.   Will an inspector pre-screen these Pop-Up dining experiences?  WIll the owners be assessed fees for each inspection?   Fun good food is a wonderful thing, as long as it is safe.

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