La Famosa Hosts Final Pop-Up on Aug 1st

Joancarlo Parkhurst holds La Famosa’s last pop-up before it opens in the Navy Yard. Credit: General Design Co.

Before it officially opens in the Navy Yard later this year (fingers crossed!), Chef Joancarlo Parkhurst’s all-day Puerto Rican eatery, La Famosa, will hold its final pop-up, in partnership with local distiller Cotton & Reed (1330 5th Street, NE).

On Saturday, August 1st, starting at 6pm, diners will get a taste of some of the items that may grace La Famosa’s menu, all inspired by Parkhurst’s memories of cooking and eating with his grandmother as a young boy. While the restaurant’s “fine-casual” concept will provide the look and feel of an upscale casual restaurant without the formality and full-service experience, the pop-up will be a simple outdoor table with takeaway temptations.

La Famosa’s Bolitas de Queso. Credit: General Design Co.

Here’s the menu:

  • Bolitas de Queso: fried cheese balls served with guava sauce $7.50
  • Assorted Pastelillos: fried turnovers (*a Puerto Rican version of an empanada):
    • Beef Picadillo: $6.00
    • Crab: $10.00 *made with local Blue crab
    • Vegetarian Picadillo: $6.00 *made with Beyond Beef
  • Bacalaito/Salt Cod Fritter served with crema verde $8.00

La Famosa will also serve vibrant cocktails — we’re especially looking forward to the rum-forward featured classics. At the pop-up, don’t miss out on the tropical-inspired Guava Smash cocktail made with Cotton & Reed Mellow Gold rum, fresh guava, mint-infused simple syrup, fresh mint leaves and a hint of allspice!

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