This Is Not A Pop Up: Dan Moody at Scoops Westside

I was lucky enough to spend this past Sunday afternoon with a gaggle of great chefs while moderating a panel on pop-ups at the Dwell on Design event. Among them was San Diego’s Relate chef and LudoBites sous chef Dan Moody. Post panel, Moody hinted that something was in the works with Matt Kang (mattatouille to most of us) over at Scoops Westside, and today he fills us in on all the sugar-dusted details. From 7:30 – 11 p.m. on July 6, Moody will turn the Palms branch of the artisanal the ice-cream phenomenon into Dessert Hour, a one-night only dessert café.

“This is not a pop-up,” insists Moody. “Relate is my pop-up; this is a one-night food event, and it’s a different business model than a pop-up.”

Sure, why not? The regular Scoops ice-cream menu will be available during Dessert Hour, in addition to four original desserts by Moody including the cheesecake he served at last year’s Test Kitchen as well as what he calls “Banana Bread Pudding a la Bourbon Pecan Pie.” Sweeter even than the dishes is the $5 price tag attached to each.

Both Kang and Moody imply that this could be the first of many Dessert Hours to come. Fingers crossed.

…and on a separate note, will someone in San Diego puh-leeze let Dan host his Relate pop-up at their restaurant? During the panel, he moaned that nobody’s willing to turn over the keys. For shame, San Diego. What would Ron Burgundy think?

Scoops Westside
3400 Overland Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034