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The problem with so many pop-ups? They’re gone before most people get the chance to try them. Fortunately, this fall’s crop of temporary eateries is sticking around at least through October. Chef Erik Bruner-Yang has extended the “residency” and test kitchen for his forthcoming food-meets-fashion market Maketto. Meanwhile, a temporary beer garden from ChurchKey and a wine bar from the founder of Chez Le Commis promise sips that won’t immediately slip away.
Vin de Chez at the Lot at Union Kitchen
3rd and L streets NE
Drinking: Mostly French and Italian wines with at least three reds and whites by the glass, plus a large selection of bottles
Eating: Small plates from Chez Le Commis supper club chef Tom Madrecki. Larger shareable dishes—like whole octopus for four—are available by advance request.
Vibe: Chic outdoor dinner party
When: Sept. 29 and Oct. 20 from 2 to 10 p.m. (More to come in 2014.)
Getting In: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve seats. Walk-ups also welcome.
ChurchKey Beer Garden at District Flea
945 Florida Ave. NW
Drinking: Eight rotating beers picked by ChurchKey/Bluejacket beer director Greg Engert
Eating: Red Apron Butcher’s gourmet hot dogs from the Frank cart. Try the brat dog with bacon-braised kraut and hot mustard.
Vibe: A beer garden for the vintage and Etsy set
When: Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Oct. 12
Getting In: Just show up.
Maketto at Hanoi House
2005 14th St. NW
Drinking: Cocktails with some Asian twists, local and imported beers, house wine.
Eating: Prix-fixe menu of regional Asian dishes (plus some à la carte options via a dim sum cart) from Toki Underground chef Erik Bruner-Yang
Vibe: Street eating minus the street bustle
When: Mondays through Saturdays, beginning at 5 p.m., until Oct. 31
Getting In: Make a reservation online at hanoihousedc.com/reservations.
CORRECTION: Due to a reporting error, this post initially stated that one of the Vin De Chez dates is Oct. 30. It is actually Oct. 20.
Lot at Union Kitchen photo by Liz Bird. District Flea photo courtesy District Flea. Hanoi House photo by Jessica Sidman.