Pop-up dining events have become the norm around Metro Detroit, but Tuesday’s event at Brooklyn Street Local in Corktown has a storytelling twist.

Four women who own Detroit-based food businesses are collaborating for an intimate four-course dinner. Each entree will be presented with a story on the background and history of the dish.

Edrique Gouida of the upcoming New Orleans-style restaurant Gabriel Hall is joined by Brittiany Peeler and Le’Genevieve Squires of Relish Catering, Viana Rickett of Simple Goodness and Lauren Daniels of Sumptuous Spirits. Each will present a signature dish and talk about family history or culture associated with it.

“I’m so inspired by these ladies and their drive, passion, integrity, selflessness and community focus,” said Gouida in a release announcing the event.

Diners can expect smoked leg of lamb with mint chimichurri, crispy cauliflower, maque choux (a corn dish) with grilled Gulf shrimp and a stone fruit cobbler with house-made vanilla bean ice cream. Each course is paired with a wine or cocktail.

The dinners are 6 and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and are expected to last two hours each. Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased via; search for “collaborative pop-up.”

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Collaborative Pop-Up

with Gabriel Hall, Relish Catering, Simple Goodness and Sumptuous Spirits

6 and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday

Brooklyn Street Local

1266 Michigan, Detroit

$60 per person


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