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NYC restaurant pop-ups to visit this summer

Summer is the season of pop-ups. From Broadway to Rockaway Beach, from the shores of Coney Island to the Gowanus Canal, you can find temporary outdoor restaurants and food halls serving up fare for every taste bud.

Beyond Broadway Bites, Penn Plates and Pig Beach, restaurants are also getting in on the pop-up action with special collaborations and menu items for the summer season.

Just don't delay -- these destinations and menus have an expiration date.

Broadway Bites

The seasonal market from UrbanSpace is back, providing
Photo Credit: Ethan Covey

The seasonal market from UrbanSpace is back, providing a plethora of food options for midtown workers and tourists alike. Nearly 30 vendors are packed into Greeley Square offering a variety of cuisines, including Mexican tacos and churros from Taco Bono, shaved ice from NOLA Sno Balls, lobster rolls from Red Hook Lobster Pound and, for dessert, treats from Momofuku Milk Bar and Macaron Parlour. Now through July 26, daily from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; 33rd Street and Broadway, urbanspacenyc.com

Penn Plates

Heres another option for Penn Station-area workers. Penn
Photo Credit: UrbanSpace

Heres another option for Penn Station-area workers. Penn Plates is the latest outdoor food hall from UrbanSpace. Vendors include Robertas, Arancini Bros., Melt Ice Cream Sandwiches, Uma Temakeria, Calexico and Black Iron Burger. Now through Nov. 15, daily from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; One Penn Plaza, pedestrian plaza between Seventh and Eighth avenues, entrances on 33rd and 34th streets, urbanspacenyc.com

Swan Dive/Pig Beach

This seasonal bar/barbecue spot opened earlier this month,
Photo Credit: Twitter / PigBeachNYC

This seasonal bar/barbecue spot opened earlier this month, serving up brews and beef on the Gowanus Canal. At Swan Dive, the bar portion of the open-air space, find reasonably priced cocktails ($10 and under), uber-local beers and wine on tap. Then grab some grub at Pig Beach, helmed by Shane McBride (Balthazar), Ed McFarland (Ed's Lobster) and Matt Abdoo (Del Posto) and serving up baby back ribs, pork shoulder, a brisket burger and more. Now through Oct. 31, Tuesday-Thursday from 3-11 p.m., Friday-Saturday from noon-midnight, Sunday from noon-10 p.m.; 480 Union St., Gowanus, swandive.nyc, pigbeachnyc.com

Smorgasburg outposts

The foodie destination has built a following in
Photo Credit: Seaport Smorgasburg

The foodie destination has built a following in Williamsburg and Brooklyn Bridge Park, and its only growing. Recent additions have brought Smorgasburg regulars and bars to the Seaport; Coney Island, which expands to daily operations this weekend; Central Park Summerstage, where it operates a concession stand during the outdoor concert series; and, starting July 11, Queens, with more than two dozen vendors at a combo outdoor lot and indoor building in Long Island City. Seaport Smorgasburg, now through October, daily from 11 a.m.-8 p.m., 19 Fulton St.; Coney Smorgasburg, now through Labor Day, daily as of June 22 from 11 a.m.-8 p.m., 1320 Bowery St.; Central Park Summerstage, now through September at all events, Rumsey Playfield, 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue; Smorgasburg Queens, starting July 11, Saturdays from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. through the summer, 43-29 Crescent St., Long Island City, brooklynflea.com

Huertas

The Spanish eatery is breaking out its off-menu
Photo Credit: Sydney Kramer

The Spanish eatery is breaking out its off-menu Basque Dogs as well as slushies for the summer, available for order through the restaurants window. Dogs and slushies are $6 each, or $10 for any combo. June 20 through Labor Day, Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; 107 First Ave., huertasnyc.com

Dassara Ramen & AquaBoil PopUp

Ramen shop Dassara Brooklyn Ramen and seafood purveyor
Photo Credit: Facebook / Dassara Ramen

Ramen shop Dassara Brooklyn Ramen and seafood purveyor Aqua Best are joining forces for this special summertime collaboration. The new AquaBoil section of Dassaras menu features Japanese/Creole-inspired seafood boil dishes and sides like Coney Island Buns with deep fried clam belly, Asian slaw and yuzu aioli. Now through Labor Day, closed Tuesdays; 271 Smith St., Carroll Gardens, 718-643-0781, dassara.com

Kings of Kobe at Pounds & Ounces

Kings of Kobe is operating a take-away pop-up
Photo Credit: Twitter / Kings of Kobe

Kings of Kobe is operating a take-away pop-up hot dog stand at Pounds and Ounces Chelsea location during lunchtime. Choose from the Classic K or a selection of rotating specials for $6.50 each. Now through Labor Day, Monday-Friday from noon-3:30 p.m., 160 Eighth Ave. (order through the window at the front of the restaurant overlooking Eighth Avenue), kingsofkobe.com

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