Ninja themed pop-up restaurant coming to downtown Fresno this weekend

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Get ready for your taste buds to dive into some ninja-themed street food! A ninja themed pop-up restaurant is coming to downtown Fresno. 

On Saturday, December 8th Tioga-Sequoia Brewing will be hosting the second annual Hella Ninja pop-up event. Last year the event drew over 1,000 people to downtown Fresno. 

Organizers say it’s a ninja-themed paradise with a one-of-a-kind food menu.

The one-day pop-up event was organized by Sam Hansen. He’s the creative mind behind the Tupac-themed Powamekka Cafe, Fresno’s popular Taco Truck Throwdown and the Fresno Grizzlies viral food sensations The Frankenslice and The Chickle. 

Food items include a raclette-style cheese wheel. It’s a wheel of cheese melted by infrared heat and placed on top of food dishes.

“We’ve all seen it on Facebook,” Hansen says. “The difference with ours is that the person who is going to be serving it is in a Shogun outfit, scraping the cheese onto a sandwich using a samurai sword.”

Other menu items include the Ninja Elote Bowl, complete with wasabi mayo, sesame sauce, and Japanese spice blend and nunchuck churros.

Several local food trucks will also be on site serving ninja-themed food.

And don’t forget to try the drinks; brewed exclusively for the event by Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Co. will be a Hella Ninja rice beer, along with in-house brewed saki. The event will also feature a pop-up “Saki Bomb Bar”, a throwing-star range, art displays and a Wu-Tang Clan tribute.

The event runs from 3:30 to 11 p.m. Admission is free and the event is open to all ages. 

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April 29 2021 12:00 am

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