Anybody hoping for a rerun of Bo Maisano’s pop-ups will have to table those expectations, at least for now. The seasoned Seattle cook has taken the position of executive chef at the coming-soon Kickin’ Boot Whiskey Kitchen.
In early May Maisano organized a series of noodle-focused dinners, dubbed Bo Ramen, at Geraldine’s Counter and Skelly and the Bean. Their success was notable, and allowed Maisano the opportunity to tread new territory. "It’s a breath of fresh air," Maisano said then of his newfound focus. But with Kickin’ Boot, Maisano returns to a near-and-dear cuisine.
"It’s back to some home cooking for me," says the New Orleanian.
So, are future pop-ups off the table? "They were very successful and I will definitely be returning to them when the time comes," promises Maisano. "Right now I’ve got my hands full."