Dallas chef Misti Norris has assembled a long list of fans since opening her award-winning restaurant, Petra and The Beast in 2018. Among the many adorers, you can count Esquire, D Magazine, and Food & Wine (all awarding "Best Of..." titles) as well as the James Beard Foundation, which recognized Norris as a semifinalist in both the Best Chef Texas and Best New Restaurant categories. Maybe you've heard of 'em?

It seems a chef in motion must remain in motion and, ever the creative, Norris has launched a new restaurant concept, RAINBOWCAT. Influenced by comic books, street snacks, and nerd culture (her words, not ours) the restaurant doesn't have a permanent brick-and-mortar yet. However, you can explore its new menu at a one-night-only pop-up at Midnight Rambler on Tuesday, January 25. 

 “RAINBOWCAT is as fanatical about food as we are about cocktails," says Gabe Sanchez, Midnight Rambler’s award-winning bartender. “As we’ve expanded into more partnerships and programming, this was a natural extension. They're funky, we're funky. It's a good match." 

The premise is simple—eat delicious RAINBOWCAT food and drink delicious Midnight Rambler cocktails—but we'll give you a little insider info on ordering and such. You definitely want order your food in advance. Walk-ins are welcome, but the only way to make sure you get first dibs is ordering online ahead of time. Peruse the menu below and then order here.  

Available from 6PM-Midnight, the pop-up’s menu includes murdered out noodles with black curry and shio-pickled egg. There's also the perfect drunk food fave, a Porchetta "McMuffin" with on a housemade English muffin topped with braised greens, an American cheese single, and fried farm egg.  

For the night, Gabe will be pouring up a RAINBOWCAT-themed tiki cocktail, alongside the winter menu. 


Blacked Out Cup O' Noodles $16
burnt onion egg noodles, black curry, smoked maitake bologna meatballs, shio-pickled egg

Porchetta "McMuffin" $16
housemade english muffin, porchetta, braised greens, American cheese single, fried farm egg

White Bean Dip $9
whipped white beans, chili crunch, crackling

Oh Gnnochi Didn't $14
oversized ricotta gnocchi with italian sausage, preserved tomato, parmesan mornay 

Choco Peanut Butter Chunk Sammie $10
chocolate peanut butter-filled cookie sandwich, whipped salted potato 

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The Details: RAINBOWCAT x Midnight Rambler Pop-Up. Tuesday, January 25, 6PM-Midnight at Midnight Rambler, 1530 Main Street. Valet at The Joule.

Food pre-order strongly encouraged. Place your orders here until Tuesday, January 25 at 9AM. Questions? Go right to the source and email