Philadelphia loves its pop-up and permanent beer gardens — and this year, you’ll have plenty of places to add to your beer-garden bucket list, including a few great spots in the suburbs. Here’s everything you need to know about the city’s full lineup of beer gardens for the 2017 season, from where you can go for outdoor drinking now to insider details on beer gardens opening in the coming weeks.
It’s almost Memorial Day — which means that outdoor summer movie series across the city are gearing up for cinematic fun under the stars.
La Peg at FringeArts has unveiled the schedule for 2017’s Louis Bluver Outdoor Movie Series, running from May 31st to August 30th.
Brigantessa has some fun stuff going on in the next week: A craft spirits night with Manatawny Still Works tomorrow and their monthly industry night, featuring Amis chef Brad Spence and Dock Street Brewery, on May 30th.
Jose Garces is a busy guy — he’s running a restaurant empire 14 locations strong in three states and D.C. and serves on the board of directors for his nonprofit Garces Foundation.
Improbably, the acclaimed chef has partnered with Mrs. T’s Pierogies for a limited edition pierogi dish that will be served up this summer at Froman’s, his burger and brat spot at Spruce Street Harbor Park.
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s pop-up garden at 15th and South is in full bloom, serving up cold drinks and tasty eats run by East Passyunk’s Cantina Los Caballitos seven nights a week.
But every other Thursday starting next week, PHS will host some of the city’s top chefs for a guest series at their flagship pop-up — and now, they’ve announced the lineup of heavy hitters who will be bringing their chops to the garden.
While rosé can no longer be considered trendy — that designation currently belongs to orange wine — pink wine has gained ground in the mainstream food and wine world (there’s even a new book about it). Beyond white zinfandel and low-quality varieties best left on the shelf, a world of crisp, dry, and delicious rosés awaits.
Bistrot La Minette chef-owner Peter Woolsey has built this month’s prix fixe special around dry rosés from France: He’s taken inspiration from his rugged, French, rosé-loving father-in-law for the restaurant’s Rosé in May nights on March 24 and 25.
King of Prussia now has its own Aussie-inflected coffee shop. Today, New York-based Bluestone Lane opened its third Philly-area location in the mall’s Savor King of Prussia expansion. And to celebrate, they’ve rolled out some new menu items.
Craving an extra-special cheesesteak? Good news: Marc Vetri is back at Pat’s King of Steaks for lunch this Thursday, May 25, putting his signature touch on the classic steak and raising money for a good cause.
Need more waffles and bellinis in your life? Then we have good news: Jose Garces’s all-day café-slash-Italian joint 24 has added weekend brunch service.