Poi Dog Philly's Chris Vacca and Kiki Aranita are coming in from the cold - joining the parade of food truckers' opening brick-and-mortar stores.
The two, who'd been operating on wheels for four years, announced on Facebook that Poi Dog Philly would set up on South 21st Street in early 2017. From the look of the photo, they have leased the former storefront occuped by chicken specialist Rotisseur (102 S. 21st St.), which closed last summer.
Poi Dog Philly's concept is Hawaiian-inspired snacks.
On Saturday, Dec. 10, from noon to 4 p.m., they will preview dishes at ITV on East Passyunk Avenue for the new menu. ITV's bar will serve during the pop up.
Items will include:
• Pork belly adobo with atchara
• Mochi nori fried chicken with togarashi-yuzu mayo
• Spicy ahi poke
• Purple yam and pancetta gaugee
• An assortment of bibingkas and butter mochi