The Filipino Pop-Ups Continue With Bad Saint at Crane & Turtle

Snag tickets to the five-course tasting today.

Upcoming Filipino restaurant Bad Saint pops up at Crane & Turtle this weekend. Photograph by Sam Vasfi.

The Filipino food craze continues with a pop-up of the upcoming Bad Saint restaurant at Petworth’s Crane & Turtle on Saturday, January 10, and Sunday, January 11. Limited tickets are available starting Monday at noon, and given the lines chef Tom Cunanan drew at the last preview, you may want to speed-dial for reservations.

The $60 set dinner is meant to be an “intermediate-level workshop” in Filipino cuisine, according to co-owners Genevieve Villamora and Nick Pimentel. Both an “omnivore’s menu” and a vegetarian version will highlight less common ingredients and dishes. More information on how to score reservations, taken by phone this Monday through Wednesday from noon to 3, is available on the event site.

Though Bad Saint will be the first Filipino restaurant in the District when it opens this winter, it isn’t the only place to try the increasingly popular cuisine. Bistro 7107 in Crystal City has won fans with its sisig and other dishes, and there’s always Restaurant Eve‘s January-long Filipino tasting menu, which changes daily.

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Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.