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Food and Drink Pop-Up Planned for Cherry Blossom Viewing at Fairmount Park

Marilyn Johnson

Parks Pop-Up, a temporary pop-up with food and drink, will be located outside the Fairmount Horticulture Center Arboretum (100 N. Horticultural Drive in Philadelphia) starting on Saturday, April 2nd through Sunday, April 10th for the cherry blossom viewing.

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Fairmount Park Pop-Up for Cherry Blossom ViewingProvided by Parks on Tap

Patrons are invited to enjoy fresh food, local beers on tap, specialty-themed cocktails, and more, set in an outdoor environment with comfortable chairs and clean restrooms. Parks Pop-Up will be the perfect addition to the “The Sakura Concert Series of the Shofuso Cherry Blossom Festival of Philadelphia” by the Japanese American Society of Greater Philadelphia occurring the April 8-10th, which will feature a weekend-long, non-ticketed, open to public concert series exploring the intersections of Japanese and African American culture through three days of musical performances by multi-ethnic Hip Hop, Jazz, and Percussion musicians.

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Shofuso Japanese House and Garden in Fairmount Park Philadelphia.Courtesy of Japanese American Society of Greater Philadelphia

Hours and days for Parks Pop-Up outside the Horticulture Center will be Saturday, April 2nd and Sunday, April 3rd from Noon to 7 PM; Wednesday, April 6th and Thursday, April 7th from 4 PM to 9 PM; Friday, April 8th, 4 PM to 11 PM; Saturday, April 9th Noon to 11 PM; and Sunday, April 10th from Noon to 8 PM.

Admission is free. The beer garden portion of the Cherry Blossom Festival and Viewing is 21+ to enter with proper I.D. Children, families, and anyone under 21 are welcome to participate accompanied by a legal guardian who has legal identification. Well-behaved dogs are welcome and must always be on a leash. Food and drink are pay-as-you-go with first-come, first-served seating, and required digital sign-in.

FCM Hospitality will present a full menu of food and drink favorites plus new selections that contain a nod to the celebrated Cherry Blossoms. The locally-made and sourced fare include signature BBQ dishes from Craft Hall, 901 N. Delaware Ave, with a variety of vegetarian and gluten-free options. Specialty-themed draft cocktails and locally made brews from Mainstay Independent Brewing Company will be available. Credit cards are preferred.

Selections from the food and drink menus include the following highlights:

Food:

  • Warm Soft Pretzel with Spicy Maple Mustard (V) $4
  • Burrata Cheese with Pesto, Prosciutto, Sesame Crackers $11
  • Hummus with Edamame, Mint, Spring Onion, Togarashi, Pita Chips (V) $9
    (sub cucumber and celery for pita - GF
  • Arugula Salad with Dried Cherries, Roasted Squash, Aged Gouda, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Pretzel Crouton (VG) $11
  • Soba Noodle Salad with Snow Peas, Shaved Hearts of Palm, Shiitake Mushrooms, Ginger-Soy Vinaigrette (V) $12
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich with Coleslaw, B&B Pickles, Brioche Bun $14
  • Hot Roast Beef Sandwich - BBQ Eye of Round, Horseradish-Miso Sauce,  White Soy Pickled Onion, Seeded Long Roll $15
  • Turkey Hoagie - Smoked Turkey Breast, Lancaster Colby, Shaved Iceberg, Cherry Pepper Relish, Seeded Long Roll $12
  • Veggie Wrap - Hummus, Roasted Peppers, Broccoli, Red Onion, Flour Tortilla (V) $12
  • Kid’s Hot Dog -All Beef Hot Dog, Martin’s Potato Bun $5
  • Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie $3

Cocktails ($10):

  • Hibiscus Lemonade - Vodka, Hibiscus, Fresh Lemonade
  • Hanami Punch -Tequila, Soju, St. Germain, Green Tea, Lemon Juice

Draft Beer Selections ($7)

  • Mainstay Poplar Pils
  • Mainstay Bowline IPA
  • Parks Pale Ale
  • King Laird Weiss
  • Heartbeat Porter
  • Constitution Lager
  • Downeast Cider

Canned Beer Selections ($7)

  • Bud Light Seltzer
  • Coastal Rose Spritz
  • 2SP Sunfest Shandy
  • Parks Pale Ale
  • Bowline IPA

Wine $9

  • Rose

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

  • Lemonade $3
  • Water $3
  • Red Bull $6

Marilyn Johnson is a freelance food and travel writer covering the food and drink scene of Philadelphia, South Jersey, and the greater Mid-Atlantic area. Food news: phillygrub@gmail.com. Travel tips: phillygrubtrips@gmail.com.

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Marilyn Johnson is a Philadelphia area-based food and travel writer focusing on food & drink in the Mid-Atlantic region. Email phillygrub@gmail.com for Philly area news; phillygrubtrips@gmail.com for travel tips and opportunities.

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