Best Of 2020

Best Kitchen Pop-Up Offering Up-and-Coming Chefs a “Pot to Piss In”: Forty Thieves

Best Kitchen Pop-Up Offering Up-and-Coming Chefs a “Pot to Piss In”

Chef and restaurateur Daniel Wright (Senate, Abigail Street, Pontiac) opened up the kitchen at his Over-the-Rhine Middle Eastern street food spot Forty Thieves this fall to aspiring chefs, cooks and bakers. Once a week — on Sundays — he welcomed in the new talent as part of a residency program so they could hone their craft while serving their food to his customers (and theirs). According to a Facebook post announcing the event series, Wright said that all residents would receive 100 percent of their profits made from the pop-ups; the only thing Forty Thieves asked is that they treat the kitchen as if it was their own. “A handful of people believed in us when we were getting started and didn’t have a pot to piss in, and we want to help a new generation get to where they’re going,” Wright wrote in the post. Past residents have included Pata Roja Taqueria, Bigee Talls and Han.Thee.Chef. Forty Thieves/Holiday Spirits, 1538 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, fortythievesgang.com.