by Jesse Hirsch
Last Friday, Swan’s Market seemed to have shrugged off its longtime curse, if only for a night. In the midst of bitter winds and rain, die-hard diners packed Cosecha’s wooden tables for a night of pop-up meets brick-and-mortar.
Against one wall was ever-industrious Tina Tamale, serving up several varieties of her eponymous items; chorizo and Cajun chicken sausage sandwiches from Taylor’s; and Korean-spiced pulled pork sandwiches from Chef Peter Jackson (Toast, Boucherie Artisanal Meats). Next to Tina, Maricela Yee of Little Shop Artisan Box sold tea, chocolate, and coconut jam from her monthly subscription boxes. On the back wall, soon-to-open Periscope Cellars (operating on a special-events permit for the time being) doled out wine by the glass or the bottle, as well as a weather-appropriate hot mulled wine. And Cosecha held it down on the other side with a special menu of carne adovada and tacos made with homemade flour tortillas.
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