Toast the End of Summer With a Fiesta at the Viaduct Rail Park

Featuring a Mexican-inspired menu and boozy sno-cones from chef Jason Chichonski.

Patrons gather at the 2016 PHS pop-up garden at 10th and Hamilton Streets in Philadelphia’s Callowhill District. PHS built the pop-up garden to bring awareness to the planned Rail Park. (Lindsay Lazarski/WHYY)

We all know that Labor Day weekend is the unofficial end of the season. But the second-last weekend of summer is still deep in day-drinking, fun-having balmy weather mode, as far as we’re concerned.

And Ela chef-owner Jason Chichonski is here to help you squeeze that last bit of sunny, carefree fun out of August with his End of Summer Fiesta at the Viaduct Rail Park on Sunday, August 27th.

Chichonski — who took care of the food for last year’s PHS pop-up beer garden at the Rail Park along with Maison 208 chef-owner Sylva Senat — is serving up his spin on guac, tacos, and churros. Drinks include large-format bottled cocktails, craft beer, and wine, plus fresh fruit sno-cones that can be spiked with your choice of spirits. There will be games like corn hole and Battleship beer pong, too, with music from DJ Get Up.

The party goes down at 10th and Hamilton Streets from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. It’s free and open to the public, and food and drink are cash only. Check out the full menu below.

End of Summer Fiesta
Viaduct Rail Park
Sunday, August 27th

Garden guacamole
heirloom tomato, roasted corn, black truffle, green onion, masa corn chips
Chorizo corn dogs
smoked red chili aioli
Watermelon ceviche
cucumber & yuzu salt

Pork Carnitas
salsa verde, kimchi, and queso fresco
Grilled Adobo Chicken
mole mayo and charred onion salsa
Cauliflower al pastor

Churros S’mores

Bottled Cocktails
Rum, lime, mint, soda
La Paloma
Tequila, grapefruit, lime

Draft Beers
Corona Light
Allagash Saison
Lagunitas IPA
Sierra Nevada Otra Vez

White wine & peach basil
Vodka gimlet

Wine & Sparkling
Sparkling Rosé
Bonnet Rosé
Chardonnay Oak Vineyards
Merlot Oak Vineyards

Boozy fresh fruit sno-cones
Regular or spiked with vodka, rum or tequila
Passion fruit, strawberry lychee, sour mango

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