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Beantown Pastrami Pop-Up at Bone Up Brewing Company

Beantown Pastrami Pop Up at Bone Up Brewing Company | by Lillian Lee

We came for the pastrami but stayed a bit longer for the beer and a mean game of Exploding Kittens.

Beantown Pastrami Pop Up at Bone Up Brewing Company | by Lillian Lee

Beantown Pastrami with cheese and a side of potato salad, $14.

The Mister spotted a pastrami pop-up at the Bone Up Brewing Company, a brewery he’s been meaning to try so we decided to check it out.

The pastrami sandwich was good but…it needed a heartier bread. For $14, please give me good bread because if you don’t, I feel kinda let down even if the innards are amazing.

The beer however was delicious. The Mister chose Wasted Life because he loves IPAs and I chose the Black Witow which was billed as a light dark beer. Pretty tasty.

Beantown Pastrami Pop Up at Bone Up Brewing Company | by Lillian Lee

Playing a mean game of Exploding Kittens.

Since the group sitting next to us were playing Cards Against Humanity, we decided to pick up a game Exploding Kittens. Mixed in with all the board games, there was also an arcade and pinball machine.

It’s a nice cozy spot so it can fill up pretty quickly. The people are super nice and welcoming. There are snacks for sale – a lot of Skinny Popcorn being eaten – but if that isn’t enough for you, you can either bring your own food or have food delivered.

It was a good thing we went during a wonky hour – around 2:30 – because by the time we left, there was a pretty long line.


Bone Up Brewing Company
38 Norman St
Everett, MA 02149

Oisa Ramen Pop-Up at bisq in Inman Square

Oisa Ramen Pop-Up at bisq in Inman Square

It had snowed and rained the day before. But give it 24 hours because the following day it was so nice and warm. We were ready to bust loose from the apartment and the Mister found out about a ramen pop-up at bisq in Inman Square.

So, we decided to give it a go.

Oisa Ramen Pop-Up at bisq in Inman Square

Started off with the featured sake – Junmai Ginjo from Kikusui brewery.

Was it too early to drink? No. Plus, it was the featured drink. The bottle backed that up because it was the hugest bottle of sake I’d ever seen. And the sake itself? So super smooth.

Oisa Ramen Pop-Up at bisq in Inman Square

Chashu Chili Dog

For a starter, we chose the Chashu Chili dog, which was loaded with cilantro and scallions. I made a mess after eating it but there was no other way other than to go all in – lipstick on and all. It was pretty tasty, but I would’ve loved it more had the dog been griddled for little while longer. I need my dogs to have blistered skin.

Oisa Ramen Pop-Up at bisq in Inman Square

“Wicked” Shio Ramen

I ordered the “Wicked” Shio ramen. With a base of vegetable and lobster broth, I was expecting something more sweet with a deeper flavor. Unfortunately, I didn’t get that. However, the Mister appreciated the light touch a lot – so much so that we switched bowls…thank goodness.

Oisa Ramen Pop-Up at bisq in Inman Square

Smokey Shoyu ramen

The Mister originally ordered the Smokey Shoyu ramen. The pork literally fell apart as soon as it came in contact with the chopstick. That has never happened. Is that good? Bad? I don’t know.

I liked the flavor of this soup more because it was deeper…seasoned and salty. Again, I’m so glad that the Mister and I ended up liking each other’s dishes.

As you can see, we live by the mantra of never ordering the same dish when dining – unless it’s the Kafka salad from Falafel King.

Oisa Ramen Pop-Up at bisq in Inman Square

All-in-all it was a fun time, but…just between you and me? Santouka is way more delicious. I didn’t want to say it, but I have to say it.

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