Food Underground shines a spotlight on the back of the house

Photo by A Few Fishies

Photo by A Few Fishies

Star For a Day

by Alex Jones

After cooking at top restaurants in Tel Aviv and Philadelphia, chef Ari Miller struck out on his own with Food Underground, a pop-up event and private dinner party service. Book him for your next party, or attend a Cooks’ Canvas dinner, in which line cooks from the city’s hottest restaurants emerge from their unheralded place at the back of the house and take the spotlight. You also need to try one of his mouthwatering Frizwit grass-fed cheesesteak and (vegetarian) Sabih sandwich pop-ups. You’ll taste best-quality local ingredients prepared with inventiveness and care—and get the story behind the plate.