Good News: That Pop-Up Garden we told you that the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society was working on with Avram Hornik’s 4 Corners Management, University of the Arts, and Groundswell Design Group in the vacant lot across form the Kimmel Center on Broad Street is up and running as of yesterday. As in years past, the space will be open to the public on weekdays beginning at 11 a.m. Inside they can stroll the grounds, and enjoy the Eden-esque lush greenery, trees and flowers that have been planted. But if you’re looking for a frosty beer and a taste of George Sabatino’s picinic-y fare, you’ll have to wait another week. The food and drink concessions won’t begin until Wednesday, May 29.
When they do, Sabatino’s menu will have sandwiches, like slow-roasted pork belly with mustard slaw, brisket with horseradish aioli, and vegan-chorizo sloppy Joes. Fresh fruit, salads and hummus will also be available, according to uwishunu. And a bar fashioned from a discarded shipping container will serve beers from Victory, Yards and Philadelphia Brewing company, as well as sangria and root beer. What’s more, when the food and drink service starts up the Pop-Up Garden will be open until 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 5-10 p.m.; 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; and 10 p.m. on Sundays. The season runs through October.