Martha’s Vineyard Pop Up Shop Comes to the Bowery

fish and roseMost of us have heard of the pop up clothing shop – but a pop up restaurant is certainly in a class by itself. That’s what Chris Fischer and the Beach Plum restaurant crew have just taken on in New York City.  They arrived at their Kenmare Street location on December 9th in the morning and were tasked with having the place, Fish and Rose, ready for their first customer by evening. This site near the Bowery will only be there until December 30th, and will only be open for dinner.

The group only committed one month ahead of time to the project. Chris said that the biggest hurdle was that the NYC location is 300 miles from home and there were communications and transportation issues at times. Their location, on Martha’s Vineyard, means that they are going to be shipping food south for the duration of their stay in NY.

As Kathryn Arffa, who was in charge of logistics, said “We know that if we put our minds to something, we will get it done.”

Another hurdle is that the 10 Kenmare space doesn’t have gas, so there is no cooking range. Certainly, coming to the pop up restaurant will be quite an experience!