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Wheeler del Torro strikes again

 

If you've been keeping track of chef Wheeler del Torro, you know the guy is a machine. Last month, we saw Fillet of Soul, then his Dining in the Dark dinners. Well, now it's a new month, and del Torro is ringing it in with Barrio, an ode to Afro-Cuban street food, popping up March 8. And yes, expect some vegan surprises.

Instead of sitting on Twitter and refreshing every few minutes to find tickets, all you've got to do is shoot an email to barriopopup@gmail.com, and the location will be disclosed to you if you're lucky enough to snag a spot. And, get this: potential guests may be asked to fill out a quick survey, to ensure a diverse crowd of diners. Time to bust out that shining personality!

Plus, this time around, Neptune Oyster's exec chef, Michael Serpa (himself a bit of an expert on Havana cooking), teams up with del Torro in an effort to infuse a bit of Cuban charm into your plate.

The inspiration behind Barrio, according to del Torro, is to "[encourage] people to explore different parts of their personalities." We can tell you one thing; every single part of our personalities loves eating. That's what he means, right?

Trust us, you don't want to miss this one. 

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