When Desi Danganan announced the closure of his Mission collective and coffee shop The Summit at the end of last year, he alluded to the fact that he wasn't done with the location. Today, first signs of its future life are revealed as Danganan sends word chef Tim Luym's WoW (Windows on Wheels) pan-Asian food concept will host a limited three-day pop up at 780 Valencia. Remember Luym, the esteemed one-time chef at Poleng Lounge, went on to open Attic in San Mateo and continues to keep a toehold in San Francisco with WoW food trucks at Off the Grid.
This Thursday through Saturday, Luym's pop-up will offer "bun" (round rice) noodle bowls, broken rice plates, "cup o' pho ga," and a made-to-order spring roll bar from 11 a.m. onwards. Also, a throwback: the long life garlic noodles that made Bauer swoon at Poleng. Then on Friday night, an added bonus tasting of a limited number of Luym's Nepalese dumplings will start at 8 p.m. Saturday morning plays host to a silog brunch, with silog tacos, and Filipino takes on benedict and croque-monsieur. They'll also throw Poleng's crispy adobo wings and pulled pork adobo into the rotation. More details on all of this can be had on Twitter and Facebook.
After brunch on Saturday, The Summit will host a big bass party, then go dark for the indeterminate future. Danganan isn't ready to come out with further detail yet. But what do we know? With Rice Broker, Nombe's new ramen, Ken Ken, Izakaya Yuzuki, Wo-Hing and House 530 now up-and-running, and Namu Gaji on the way—there's a serious Asian invasion of the highest order going on in the Mission right now. Hopefully, Tim Luym's creations will be a significant part of the movement going forward.
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