Operating out of Foolish Things Coffee, et al., a James Beard Best New Restaurant semifinalist, will soon be your new favorite pop-up restaurant. et al. is a collective of talented chefs, working together to liven up Tulsa’s food scene with delicious, made-from-scratch meals and equitable business practices in the food and beverage industry.
The tiny but mighty team is currently running five different food concepts, or what we would call “flavor exhibitions.” Bischix, a biscuit sandwich concept menu, features – you guessed it – a variety of different biscuit sandwiches that change with each iteration of the event, along with a small offering of cocktails and beers. Compaignon is the collective’s delectable French food and wine program and an overall celebration of community. Pickles at the Barbeque is a six-course, Southern, flavor-packed food party that uses produce at its peak freshness to ensure you’re chowing down on the best meal possible. Japanese Breakfast, served every Sunday, is a set menu of eight Japanese breakfast staples. The Butter Bar is a dessert pop-up that features seasonally inspired small bites. Finally, Dumpling Night happens every Wednesday and features Japanese fried chicken, milk tea and of course, hand-folded dumplings.
Yes, the food is obviously incredible. However, their care for staff – including full profit distribution and equal pay among workers, for example – makes the group an entirely different kind of admirable. With the collective’s emphasis on maintaining a happy and healthy team, creating delicious food and fostering community through the meals they make … why wouldn’t you want to eat at et al.?