Black Radish's Cuban kitchen pop-up will take place at Courtney's Custom Catering & Cafe on Wednesday, Sept. 21—located at 6428 N Florida Ave. inside the former Grounds Food Cafe in Seminole Heights—and offer an exclusive menu of Cactus Hat oyster mushroom "asado," black beans and rice, plant-based picadillo and vaca frita, and jackfruit-topped “pork” tostones.
If you can’t make next Wednesday’s pop-up in Seminole Heights, then you can still get a taste of Black Radish's Havana Hunnies—its take on a plant-based Cuban sammy—at both locations in V.M. Ybor and downtown St. Pete, open Friday-Monday each week.
Vegan mocktails on Wednesday's menu include the “Cuba Libre” with non-alcoholic (NA) spiced rum, cola and lime and NA mojito complete with spiced rum, mint, lime, simple syrup and soda water. Desserts range from plantain cheese crumble cakes to traditional guava y queso pastries (to go along with your cafe con leche, of course.)
Next week's pop-up runs from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. and requires an RSVP reservation by texting (813) 467-6496 (please include name, party size, date and time.) Black Radish sources a lot of its vegan goods locally, so expect a few ingredients featured in its upcoming event to be from other Tampa Bay-based small businesses.
Black Radish co-owner Tina Sanchez tells Creative Loafing Tampa Bay that more Cuban-themed pop-ups and collaborations are in the works, so head to @blackradishgrocer on Instagram for the latest updates.
Courtney Weil of Courtney's Custom Catering and Cafe took over the former Ground Foods space just a few months ago, and now offers both catering and dine-in services in Seminole Heights. Its large American menu is sprinkled with Latin, Asian and Italian influences, as popular offerings include stacked charcuterie spreads, chicken and waffles with candied bacon and Spanish-stuffed steak.