Wildly popular vegan outfit Street Beet is heading to 3rd Street Bar this fall with six weeks of pop-ups. Partners Nina Paletta and Meghan Shaw plan to post up inside the Cass Corridor bar three nights a week with their sensational fast food pop-up Kentucky Fake Chicken.
Beginning Friday, November 15 and running through Sunday, December 22, Shaw and Paletta will serve vegan and gluten-free Kentucky Fake Chicken items from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The menu will feature options like fake chicken sandwiches with pickles and aioli on a brioche bun, mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy, cashew macaroni and cheez, and fake chicken buckets with ranch or barbecue dipping sauce. Street Beet’s team tells Eater the menu will flip to a Fakesgiving holiday special running from Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 1.
Street Beet gained a cult following for its vegan comfort food pop-ups, which draw massive lines. In July 2018, Shaw and Paletta served their first fast food-inspired menu, Vegan Taco Hell, and eventually spun the series off into other pop-ups including Kentucky Fake Chicken, McDaddy’s, Lil Babies, and Trendy’s. Street Beet also recently collaborated with Bon Bon Bon on a line of vegan chocolate bonbons.
Last month, the partners were named finalists in the Comerica Hatch Detroit 2019 small business grant competition. While they didn’t win the coveted $100,000 grand prize, Street Beet is still aiming to open a full fledge restaurant in the future. The partners launched an IndieGoGo campaign on Thursday, October 31 with the goal of raising $75,000 towards a vegan, gluten-free comfort food restaurant.
Take a peek at Street Beet’s Kentucky Fake Chicken menu below.