Yesterday, before my last sewing class, we popped in over at Zingerman’s Events on Fourth (in Kerrytown) for their Pop-In dinner. On the menu were Zingers in three different flavors: BBQ beef, BBQ chicken or Cuban pork. They were kind of like small sliders and they were served on a mini salted brioche bun. The brioche bun was really good, nice flavor and texture and I thought the salt was a nice touch especially on the chicken sandwich with the sweet BBQ sauce. There were two vegetarian options also available: pimento cheese on mini pumpernickel with a slice of tomato or portobello mushroom with garlic cheese on a mini salted brioche bun.
I had a BBQ chicken, Cuban pork, and the pimento cheese. Dave had the BBQ beef, Cuban pork, and the pimento cheese. The BBQ chicken was excellent, very tender and juicy, the BBQ sauce was sweet and smokey. Dave thought the same of the BBQ beef. The Cuban pork was also very tender and juicy. Dave thought it laced flavor, I thought mine had a nice bit of heat. We both really like the pimento cheese sandwich, the tomato added a really nice touch. They’re pimento cheese if really good, excellent cheddar flavor and really creamy. Wish I had some right now…
One side dish also came with the sandwiches, I had the coleslaw and Dave had the molasses baked beans. Fruit was also an option. I don’t know why I got the coleslaw, I’ve had Zingerman’s coleslaw before as it’s a main component of my favorite sandwich at the deli, #13 (corned beef, Russian dressing, and coleslaw, no cheese, on rye), but it was still good. The baked beans were excellent, nice and sweet with a great smokey taste. Three mini sandwiches and the side was $10.
We both ordered a glass of the white sangria, which was nice and had a bit of fizz to it. They also had other beer and wine to choose from in addition to pop and a limited menu of cocktails. The sangria was $6 for a generous glass.
Dessert was available, but we didn’t order it, but here’s what it was: a brownie sundae made with a Zingerman’s Bakehouse magic brownie with Zingerman’s Creamery vanilla gelato and your choice of chocolate or raspberry sauce plus whipped cream. The dessert was $4.50.
The space was nice, with exposed brick walls and a bar in the center. It would be a nice location for a company holiday party or a small wedding reception. I’m looking forward to any future Pop-Ins at Zingerman’s.