This Year, the Rub with Love Shack Will Stay Open Through Winter

And host monthly popups.

By Christopher Werner October 25, 2011

Rotisserie chickens at Rub with Love Shack.

Tom Douglas’s Rub with Love Shack opted to sideline operations last winter, but this year the rotisserie counter will keep at it year-round, thanks in part to a new series of popup dinners.

The theme will rotate with each monthly feast, and the first one takes place this coming Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30. The focus: American Roots BBQ. Reservations aren’t necessary; rather the idea is to just “walk up and get your plate of food,” says TD marketing manager Katie Okumura. Making up the menu is an $8 barbecue plate served with cornbread, braised greens, and boiled peanuts. You get to choose from several sauces, and you can also order a la carte.

The popups will each highlight a different flavor from Douglas’s line of rubs. Future dates and themes include Chinatown on November 30; South Africa on December 28; on January 25, Tokyo in the Market; and for the February 29 dinner, East India.

The offerings will also grace the happy hour menu at neighboring Seatown for a month following the popup. As for the day-to-day offerings at Rub with Love, it will continue to carry several rotisserie meats (half and whole chickens, porchetta-style pork loin, roasted turkey) and made-to-order lunch sandwiches.

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