The next popup from the realm of Tom Douglas happens December 13.

The popup dinners continue at Tom Douglas’s Ting Momo restaurant. Last month’s Filipino feast by Cuoco line cook Herschell Taghap went off so well that the restaurant mini-empire is planning to make these one-off dinners a regular thing. Each month a different employee within Douglas’s 12-restaurant realm will create and execute a popup meal, says Douglas rep Amy Richardson: “Could be a line cook, could be an office geek, a server, a bartender, or a head chef.” Themes will vary from highly casual to downright fancy.

On December 13, Serious Pie cook Devarshi Patel (who also works at Prosser Farms, run by Douglas’s wife Jackie Cross) will cook the street food of India at his Chaats of Bombay dinner ($20 per person). And here’s something that piques the interest: Tom Douglas Restaurants executive chef and James Beard winner Eric Tanaka is planning a popup dedicated to “all things balls.” This could presumably involve spherical foodstuffs, though Richardson said certain delicate parts of a bull, sheep or other animal will indeed be featured. Either way that event is a must for fans of both stellar cooking and juvenile puns (in other words, me).

Most meals have some sort of personal or family connection. Other dinners planned for the early months of 2012 include a cadre of female staffers doing a Southern dinner dubbed “Charm School” and Cuoco line cook Jesse Elliot hosting a dinner with his mother around Mother’s Day. TDR corporate chef Chris Schwartz will do a dinner, but Richardson says the theme is top secret until further notice.

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