Spork shuttered late last year, but partner Neil Jorgensen reopened the doors with a completely new concept – temporarily.
The restaurant is now serving up an array of rice bowls and smaller snacks under the name Rice Broker.
The menu could expand, but for now, there are four bowls to choose from: pork and ginger meatballs, crispy chicken, tofu with eggplant and a sashimi bowl. Prices range from $9.50 to $14.75. There are also a couple of snacks (pickled daikon and carrots and soy beans and spinach) and plenty of really good Japanese beers as well.
The rice bowls are really big and very filling. I tried the crispy chicken and it was some of the best chicken I have had in awhile. The outer skin was like a perfect tonkatsu and the meat was juicy and perfectly cooked. It came with a nice broth and shaved brussels sprouts as well.
It is still unknown exactly how long the pop-up will last as the building is slated for demolition. For now, they will be open for dinner from Wednesday-Sunday at 6 p.m.
They would prefer cash payments as there is a $1 service fee for credit card charges.
Photo Credit: Rice Broker