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Upscale dining pop-ups at Coachella? Quick, book a seat with this app

Coachella's VIP festival-goers can book a spot at Roy Choi's Pot and other pop-up dining spots with new app

Coachella fans with VIP passes will have new on-site dining choices this year -- and an easy way to get a seat at the table.

The mobile app Reserve, which debuted in October, is taking reservations for meals at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, scheduled for April 10-12 and April 17-19.

You can snap up a prix-fixe menu at L.A.-based pop-ups for $50 per person at Roy Choi's Korean-themed Pot, French-centric Terrine, American fare at the Scratch Bar or the vegan Gadarene Swine.

Here's how it works: You must make a reservation in advance. Download the app, then select the weekend you want to go and time you want to eat.

If the times don't work out, the app will suggest alternatives. Don't take too long to make up your mind or you may get shut out.

Once you confirm your meal with a tap, dinner is on -- no transferring or canceling allowed. You'll be charged Uber-style by the app, which adds an 18% tip and Reserve's $5 "concierge fee."

Those with a standard festival ticket can sign up for a dinner served by Outstanding in the Field. It costs $225 per person and includes unlimited wine, beer and cocktails as well as access to the VIP Rose Garden.

Info: Download the free Reserve app at iTunes or Google Play.

 

 

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