The town of McCloud experienced its first pop-up restaurant when Sandy Borden, Kyody Coffee, the Outdoor Store and McCloud Fire Department volunteers put on Tio’s Tacos, a one-night dinner, Saturday evening at the Kyody Coffee in the McCloud Mercantile.
This sold out event featured tacos and tostadas with all the trimmings and a Mexican dessert. One hundred percent of the beer and wine sales went to the McCloud Volunteer Fire Department.
A pop-up restaurant, according to a Facebook post by Sandy Borden, is a one-night-only dinner held someone's home, a park, in the woods or any of many other possible locations.
Butcher paper was used to cover the tables, and crayons were offered for picture-drawing entertainment.
Along with local supporters, fire fighters from out of the area came to support their comrades. Nate Girard, fire captain with the city of Berkeley, brought his family for dinner and to show support for McCloud’s volunteers. “We came to support the local fire department,” he said. “I started as a volunteer fire fighter. I think it is important to support the volunteers who give so much of their time.”
Sitting at a table with his wife and friends, Napa Fire Department Battalion Chief Ted Peterson said, “We support the emergency services in McCloud, that is why we are here.”
His wife, Janice Peterson, said, “We are excited about McCloud’s first pop-up restaurant. We are hoping that we will see more of these pop-ups here in the future.”