Happy January everyone!
Can't believe it's already 2015! Well, a new year means all sorts of fun new projects and we're excited to share. Here are some dishes, projects and events we're working on these days:
- HOT DIGGITY DAWG! We are working with our upstate new york besties The Piggery (where Irene is working during her last year of school at Cornell) to provide you with the best pork & beef hot dogs in town (or so we humbly think:). Brad (pictured right) and Heather of the Piggery not only raise their own pastured pigs, but do just about everything in house to make absolutely amazing meat products. It's hard to find pasture-raised hot dogs and we're psyched to feature them! More info to the right....
- Pop Pop Pop-Ups! Coming January 19th is a one-time event at Mei Mei with our friend Chris Cronin, formerly of Washington Square Tavern and now of the upcoming Project 202.
- Getting ready for COCHON 555, the pork event of the year! We did family meal last year and are honored to be invited to compete this February 22nd. More info to come...
- #MEIMEIINSTAWIN! Are you a food porn fanatic on Instagram? We love it when people snap food photos at the truck and restaurant and we want to support your great work with food! Follow@meimeiboston on Instagram, snap a food photo in the month of January, then tag us and #meimeiinstawin and you could win a $50 gift certificate!
Love and pasture-raised pigs,
the Mei Mei team
Have we mentioned hot dogs yet? I think we have, maybe once or twice. Well,Boston Magazine and Eater are talking about them too, because they're freaking delicious!
Peter has come up up with some ridiculous sauces including a dijon cheddar bechamel and a radish relish with cumin, coriander and mustard seeds plus organic watermelon radishes from our friends at Red Fire Farm. Then as you know, spicy ketchup and soy aioli make everything more awesome...
We're also making housemade hot dog buns. Because why not? They're a twist on our housemade steam buns with Four Star Farms local flour and buttermilk. Yum.
Hot dogs will be available in the restaurant and on the food truck on Wednesdays in January! Come stop by and give em a try! We promise you won't regret it....
We are super pumped for our January 19th Overlooked Pop-upwith our buddy Chris and our friend Adria, pictured above. He's a badass chef who shares our commitment to sustainability and she's a local ceramicist who is making beautiful hand-thrown pottery for pop-up diners to take home!
Here's the deal: this seven-course meal paired with local craft booze will focus on thoughtfully prepared, under-utilized, super-local food. Think laying hens, seafood charcuterie, underappreciated winter vegetables, plus beer from Framingham's Jack's Abby brewers. A few more alcohol partners are in the works too, so don't miss out!
Tickets are available limited and only available HERE, so get ready to get stuffed with some delights you don't see on menus around here too often. Read more from Boston Magazine on this event and other cool stuff around town. We promise a night you won't forget!
January Truck Schedule
1/9 - Craft Beer and Chocolate for Charity at Somerville Armory to benefit the Greater Boston Food Bank
1/15 - Girl Scouts Cookie Creations at the Back Bay Events Center
1/19 - Overlooked Pop-Up at Mei Mei Restaurant!
1/29 - WBUR On Tap at the WBUR studio
January 2014 - Weekly Truck Schedule
MONDAY - NEW SPOT!
11:30am - 2:30pm: Northeastern University: Opera Place and Huntington Ave
11:30am-2:30pm: Stuart St. at Trinity Place by Copley Square
11:30am-2:30pm: Dewey Square
11:30am-2:30pm: BU East on Comm Ave by Morse Auditorium
11:30am-2:30pm: Dewey Square
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Brrr...winter is here! If you don't want to brave the cold, it's a perfect time to bring the truck to you! January is a great time for office catering (hire the truck to feed your whole company) or delivery. Check out our catering page or email firstname.lastname@example.org to have Mei Mei at your next event or celebration!
Check out our website for more details, we'll see you out there!