Bumper Crops Sprout Up at the Rachael Ray Garden; Work Gets Underway at Alla Spina


East Passyunk Ave.: The Rachael Ray garden is bursting with a bumper crop of herbs, greens and vegetables. Stop by Friday night, ask for Andrew Emma and grab some freshly picked goods. A more formal harvest party is slated for Friday, September 30. [Grub Street]
NoLibs: Standard Tap kicks off Sausage Fest today, with a special menu of tubed meats and 20 oz beer steins for the price of pints. The sausage and beer deals will offered all week. [Foobooz]
Headhouse Square: Latin Farmer won’t be rolling up to the Headhouse farmers market this weekend. The truck’s experiencing “complications” and is temporarily out of commission. [Latin Farmer/Twitter]
Center City: The old Italian Bistro on Broad Street is being transformed into a dining hall for University of the Arts students, but it’s looking like it will be a while until it’s complete. [Naked Philly]
WashWest: This weekend, Kanella’s Konstantinos Pitsillides is bringing back his $35 Meze Sundays prix fixe, a veritable orgy of Cypriot small plates. [Meal Ticket]
North Broad: Work has begun on Alla Spina, Marc Vetri’s Italian gastropub that’s going in next to Stephen Starr’s in progress and still to be named seafood/oyster bar at the former Wilkie auto dealership. [Marc Vetri/Twitter]