Top Chefs Take on “Cool Ranch,” Fried Bologna, and Other Junk Food Classics

The Future of Junk Food Pop Up comes to L.A.

The Future of Junk Food, a popular series of pop-up dinners run by Boston chef Samuel Monsour, is landing in L.A. for the first time thanks to some help from local talent.

Monsour, who recently moved to L.A. to expand on his pop-up concept, aims to change the way diners see junk food in America by reimagining fast-food favorites in a new way.  On October 26, he’s partnering with private-chef marketplace Kitchensurfing to host a dinner at Zoe Nathan and Josh Loeb’s Santa Monica restaurant Huckleberry. As for the menu, Jeremy Fox of Rustic Canyon will be serving his version a fried bologna sandwich, TV chef Marcel Vigneron will take on crudo, Thi and Nguyen Tran of Starry Kitchen will serve a Vietnamese crepe cup, and Erwin Tjahyadi of Komodo will create a “wild card” course. The seven-course menu will also include dishes created by Monsour and his team, including an ancho chile “cool ranch” gordita, plus cocktails by Devon Espinosa of The Church Key.

The dinner costs $125, with an included donation to L.A. Kitchen’s culinary & advocacy training program. Click here for more event information and tickets.