Chubby Vegetarian Pop-up Restaurant this Saturday


Grilled watermelon salad with goat cheese, tomatoes, and honey-lime vinaigrette - JUSTIN FOX BURKS
  • Justin Fox Burks
  • Grilled watermelon salad with goat cheese, tomatoes, and honey-lime vinaigrette

Exciting news for our friends Amy Lawrence and Justin Fox Burks of The Chubby Vegetarian On Saturday, July 11th, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., it's the Chubby Vegetarian Pop-up Restaurant at Iris Etc. at 62 S. Cooper. 

The event is the first of what may become a series, according Shawn Mitchell, who is chef at Iris Etc., the catering arm of the Kelly English's various culinary ventures.   

Mitchell says there has long been talk about collaborating with Lawrence and Burks, plus such an event would showcase the Iris Etc. space.

At Saturday's pop-up, the space will be set up with mingling in mind. There will be a long farm table, some high-tops, and outdoor seating. Mitchell envisions diners eating standing up as well, with the pop-up having a street food event vibe. 

"It's going to be a fun, busy Saturday," Mitchell says. 

The all-vegetarian menu will be small plates, and features dishes such as andouille eggplant poboys, cabbage kimchi dumplings, and carrot corndogs. High Cotton will provide the beer. 


A five-course Delta Sol wine dinner has been set for July 21st. Mitchell says if things go well they hope to have three or four more events in August. 

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