Erik Black (Osteria Mozza) and Joe Marcos (Pizzeria Mozza) are behind the Ugly Drum pastrami pop-up at Mendocino Farms (735. S. Figueroa Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90071). Mendocino chef/partner Judy Han, tried their smoked meats at a recent event and became a fan, She invited the guys to use her Mendocino kitchen until they found a space other than Black’s garage.
The pop-up, named after ugly drum smokers Black built to smoke the meats, has dinner that costs $25. You get 12-hour pecan wood-smoked Texas-style brisket pastrami, chicken-Thai chili sausages, cheddar and jalapeño hot dogs, unspecified craft beer, a bunch of sides, and coconut cheesecake and Kalamansi lemon ice box pie by Creme Caramel.Full menu and tickets here; March 5; 7;35 pm; S. Figueroa Ave., Los Angeles, 90071