You can now buy picnic baskets for one of the year’s most original fundraisers. The Waller Creek Pop-up Picnic, which raises money for the Waller Creek Conservancy, takes place April 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Palm Park. The baskets, which range from $50 (Baby Greens) to $125 (Clark’s) feature meals for two, and some even feature bottles of wine and sake. June’s will also be on hand to sell champagne and wine.
An example of a basket, the $100 offering from Kemuri, which comes with a bottle of sake, smoked salmon over rice with furikake and nori; smoked spam musubi with sweet daikon pickles; Okinawa purple potato salad with pickled mustard, Mexican marigold; and Ol Skool salad: baby greens, carrot ginger miso dressing; pork and cabbage yakisoba noodles; assorted housemade pickles; shiso tamagoyaki omelet; and a yuzu shortbread cookie.
Other participating restaurants include the following: Blue Dahlia Bistro, The Brewer’s Table, Bullfight, Café No Sé, Central Standard, Clark’s, Easy Tiger, Goodall’s Kitchen, Home Slice, June’s, Kemuri Tatsu-Ya, Kuneho, La Condesa, Lucy’s Fried Chicken, Noble Sandwiches, Olamaie, Patricia’s Table, Salt Lick BBQ, Sway, and Uchiko.
Each restaurant only has eight baskets for sale, and Franklin Barbecue and Justine’s have already sold out. If it rains on April 8,