Como’s, perhaps one of the most unexpected restaurant resurrections in recent memory, is preparing to undergo a big renovation. But before that revamp gets underway, Como’s new owners Peas & Carrots Hospitality will begin hosting a patio bar pop-up called FOMO’s next month.
The events will kick off on Friday, August 3 and are expected to continue throughout the summer from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The patio for FOMO’s (which is slang for fear of missing out) will be decked out in “quirky and vintage decor such as plastic-covered couches, rocking chairs, kiddie pools, and milk crates,” according to a release. FOMO’s pop-ups will also feature live music, outdoor games, cocktails, and beer. There are not currently any plans to serve food at the events.
Peas & Carrots Hospitality dropped more than $3 million this spring to buy up the 8,000-square-foot piece of Ferndale restaurant real estate this spring. The group owned by chef Zack Sklar, Jim Bellinson, and Josh Humphrey surprisingly decided to keep the name of the 66-year-old Italian dining fixture, which closed permanently due to ongoing food safety violations last year. The group plans to give the restaurant a fresh look through a full renovation and will serve a similar-but updated Italian-American menu with a focus on pizzas and craft beers. Como’s is expected to return in its new, rebooted form in 2019.
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