New Filipino Restaurant coming to 11th Street, Bad Saint, Popping up at Crane & Turtle this Saturday and Sunday

828 Upshur Street, NW

Update: Sold out in 2 1/2 hours but they’ll be adding names to our wait list between 12:00 and 1:00pm at (202) 670-4409.

From an email:

“On Saturday, January 10 and Sunday, January 11 from 5:30-9:30pm, Bad Saint will host a dinner pop-up at Crane & Turtle in Petworth. Bad Saint, a Filipino American neighborhood eatery opening in Columbia Heights, will offer a 5-course menu of food from throughout the Philippine archipelago.

The menu will take diners beyond lumpia, pancit, and other gateway dishes, delving deeper into the Malay, Chinese, and Spanish roots of the cuisine. If our November pop-up was an introductory primer on Filipino food, these two nights will comprise an intermediate level workshop, highlighting lesser-known ingredients and regional preparations.

The dinner will be $60 per person, including tax and gratuity. Guests can choose one of two options: an omnivore’s menu or a vegetarian menu.

A limited number of seats are available. Tickets must be reserved and paid for in advance.

Ticket reservations will be taken at (202) 670-4409 on the days and times listed below until tickets are sold out:

Monday, January 5 – Wednesday, January 7
Daily – 12:00-3:00pm

Crane & Turtle is located at 828 Upshur Street, NW.

Bad Saint will be opening on 11th Street, NW in Columbia Heights this winter.”

7 Comment

  • So is this going to be a Filipino counterpart to the overpriced branch of Mandalay that crashed and burned on 9th?

  • justinbc

    I went to the pop-up they did at Dolcezza and it was uninspiring at best. On paper, much of it sounded really good, but the execution was really poor and the flavors were generically bland and a few things actually quite unappetizing. Hopefully once they get their own space things will improve.

  • Count me in. Really excited about this! I trust these guys to deliver as they always do.

  • epric002

    very excited about this 🙂

  • All I can think of is Anthony Bourdain visiting the Phillipines on No Reservations saying that it had the worst cuisine of ANY place he had been to. And he’s been a lot of places.

    • Oh you mean the episode where Anthony Bourdain ranked the Philippines number one in his “Hierarchy of Pork” and called Sisig a “divine mosaic of pig parts,” and hailed it as “one of the world’s best beer-drinking dishes” he has ever had???? Or are you talking about the episode he mentioned that the lechon in Cebu was the best whole roasted pig dish he’s had? Watch it again.

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