The summer of 2016 will mark the third year of PHS pop-up gardens on South Street West.
While we aren’t getting the pop-up garden back at 9th and Wharton, the crew that ran last year’s Passyunk Square garden will be bringing food and drinks “reflecting South Philadelphia’s culinary diversity” to the garden at 1438 South Street. The food and drink will be from Stephen Simons and David Frank, who own South Philly’s Cantina, Triangle Tavern and the soon-to-open Royal Sushi & Izakaya.
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The Khyber Pass Pub folks will be behind the craft beers, cocktails, and a menu reflecting South Philadelphia’s culinary diversity (sweet potato summer rolls with chipotle-hoisin sauce, Italian charcuterie and cheese with roasted olives, artichoke salad, pickled mushrooms and fig toast, bacon guacamole, fire-toasted salsa and spicy corn chips). There also will be events with visiting brewers. Among the features will be a Botanical Bar, “Margarita Mondays” with Mexican foods; “Brewsday Tuesdays,” highlighting breweries, special releases, chef collaborations, and live music and games; “South Street Gulps” on Wednesdays, featuring sangria, Hendricks Gin and Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktails, and craft drafts.
You’ll be able to check out the garden from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. from Monday through Thursday, 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday. The official opening for the pop-up is on June 1, but expect to see a soft opening for the garden the week before. You’ll then be able to enjoy this outdoor space until September 30.