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Parks on Tap Returns With Two New Locations Outside Fairmount Horticulture Center Arboretum

Parks on Tap Returns With Two New Locations Outside Fairmount Horticulture Center Arboretum

Parks on Tap Returns With Two New Locations Outside Fairmount Horticulture Center Arboretum

FCM Hospitality announces that Parks on Tap is back for its sixth season with socially distanced blooms, bites and beers just in time for the Cherry Blossoms! Philadelphia’s traveling outdoor beer garden that gives back to city parks will pop-up at two locations outside the Fairmount Horticulture Center Arboretum (100 N. Horticultural Drive) starting on Saturday, April 3rd through on Sunday, April 25th. As in years past, patrons are invited to enjoy fresh food, beers on tap, wine and more set in an outdoor environment with comfortable chairs and clean restrooms. New for this year, Parks on Tap will partner with the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia to present the Shofuso Cherry Blossom Viewing. This new campaign includes three weeks of prime Cherry Blossom viewing, socially distanced activities, virtual programming, and new Japanese-inspired fare. Parks on Tap will also feature products from Two Local’s Brewing,

Philadelphia’s first Black-owned brewery, and will offer three weeks of free live performances to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month. Hours and days for Parks on Tap outside the Horticulture Center will be Wednesday to Thursday, from 4:00pm to 10:00pm, Friday from 4:00pm to 11:00pm, Saturday from Noon to 11:00pm, and Sunday, from Noon to 10:00pm. Admission is free. Food and drink are pay-as-you-go. Reservations are required, with walk-up reservations being offered if space permits. Masks and social distancing are required.

“FCM Hospitality is proud to bring back Parks on Tap for the 2021 season,” said FCM Hospitality Owner Avram Hornik. “We are excited to partner with the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia for a special three week campaign entitled Shofuso Cherry Blossom Viewing that showcases Fairmount Park during the most beautiful time of year. Our special relationship with JASGP goes back to 2017 when the two organizations worked together to present Parks on Tap at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden. Last year, with the pandemic hitting at the start of the season, many Philadelphia residents missed these stunning flowers. We are grateful for the opportunity to work together and find a socially distanced way to celebrate the return of one of our city’s great natural treasures.”

For 2021, FCM Hospitality announces the return of one of Philadelphia’s most beloved summertime traditions. Parks on Tap is back for the season starting on Saturday, April 3rd at Noon outside Fairmount Horticulture Center (100 N. Horticultural Drive). For the first time ever, guests can enjoy two adjacent locations, each over an acre, located between the Fairmount Horticulture Center and the Centennial Arboretum. The set-up for the beer garden outside the Horticulture Center will be self-contained within roped boundaries, providing its own power, bathrooms, food and drink trucks, seating, shade and lights. This means more money can be raised for park improvements and future programming.

HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES

Due to the global pandemic, Parks on Tap will follow all state and city safety guidelines and will adjust as necessary should health guidance change. Safety measures include:

–       Masks required for all guests and staff, except when seated at a table
–       Social distancing markers posted throughout the garden and its outside area
–       Guests’ information collected for contact tracing purposes
–       Sanitizing spray and/or wipes available throughout the site
–       Tables have a maximum table size of 6 guests.
–       Symptom and temperature checks ensure staff are safely able to work.
–       Additional cleaning and sanitation completed prior to opening, after closing and throughout the day

FOOD AND DRINK

FCM Hospitality will present a full menu of food and drink favorites – plus new selections that contain a nod to the Japanese cuisine and the celebrated Cherry Blossoms. For food, look for locally-made and sourced fare that includes signature BBQ dishes from Craft Hall, and breads and pastries from Lost Bread Co. From the bar, look for locally made selections from Mainstay Independent Brewing Company, including their Love Your Park Ale which additionally benefits Philly parks. New for 2021, FCM Hospitality is proud to feature canned beer selections from Two Locals, Philadelphia’s first Black-owned brewery. Credit cards are preferred. Selections from the food and drink menus include the following highlights:

Snacks:
Chicken Skewers $9 – Soy Glazed Chicken Thigh
Chilled Soba Noodle Salad  $11 (VG) – Local Greens, Ramp Vinaigrette, Peanut, Shiitake
Jalapeno Popper Dip $6 (GF, VG) – Cream Cheese, Cheddar, Jalapeno, Corn Tortilla Chips

Sandwiches:
Pulled Pork $11 – Slaw, B&B Pickles, Lost Bread Co. Seeded Milk Bun
Hoagie $13 – Salami, Lebanon Bologna, Capicola, Provolone, Fennel Vinaigrette
Eggplant Sloppy Joe $12 (VG) – Cheddar,  Crispy Onion, Lost Bread Co. Seeded Milk Bun
Brisket  $16 – Pickled Jalapeno Aioli, Napa Cabbage, Lost Bread Co. Seeded Milk Bun
All Beef Hot Dog $8 with potato chips
Pulled Pork Sliders $8 with potato chips

Platters:
Brisket $20 – Black Pepper Rub, Sliced Milk Bread, Coleslaw, Pickles
Pulled Pork $15 – Mopped and Pulled, Sliced Milk Bread, Coleslaw, Pickles)

Desserts:
Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies (VG) $6
Cherry Blossom Custard (VG) $6

Drinks:
Blueberry Lemonade $10.00
Cherry Blossom Breeze $10.00
Love Your Park Pale $7.00
Bowline IPA $7.00
Constitution Lager $7.00
Two Locals Prolific – Hazy IPA $9.00
Two Locals Nubian Brown Ale $9.00
Downeast Cider Downeast $6.00
Povero Rose, Rose Wine, $8.00
Fresh House Lemonade $4.00

All credit cards and cash are accepted for food and drink. Reservations are required to join Parks on Tap (with walk-up reservation permitted if occupancy permits). Reservations can be made in advance by visiting parksontap.com.

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