Spring has arrived in Philadelphia and the city’s top restaurant pop-up experience is covered in blossoms, buds and beautiful blooms.
Craftsman Row Saloon, at 112 S. 8th Street launches its first Blooming Garden Pop-Up Experience starting Tuesday, March 21st, through the end of the summer. Craftsman Row Saloon has transforms the space from ceiling to floor and wall to wall with a floral inspired hidden garden filled features lush greens, vibrant colors, pastel blooms, floral inspired foods, themed cocktails, and yes, an over-the-top Strawberry Garden milkshake.
“The Mardi Gras decorations from February have been entirely replaced by thousands of flowers, boxwood, and some trees and vines compliment the feel and transport you to a blooming garden,” said Co-Owner George Tsiouris. “The floor to ceiling transformation continues both inside the dining room and outside. It is something we have wanted to do for a long time. The nice weather, the early spring buds across the city and the return of the Philadelphia Flower Show inside motivated us to pull the trigger and create our own special garden themed experience. We can’t wait to host everyone for the spring and summer!”
The new floral-inspired dining experience exudes a new and exciting vibe, as the restaurant and bar blossoms into an immersive indoor garden atmosphere. Savor a new over-the-top milkshake, imaginative cocktails and enticing dishes, all crafted with the unique theme.
Over-the Top Themed Milkshake:
Strawberry Garden Milkshake – local bassetts strawberry ice cream layered with cake, topped with whipped cream, edible cake moss, bloom of herbs, edible flowers.
Floral-forward Themed Foods:
Petaling Crispy Chicken Sandwich -egg custard bougatsa buns, fried chicken breast, bacon, honey-sriracha, powdered sugar, rose petals, thyme
Herbed Mac and Cheese – 4 cheese classic, rosemary
French Fries Bouquet – fries, avocado ranch, chives and rosemary sprigs
Budding Shrimp Pasta – spaghetti, shrimp, white wine sauce, herbs, edible flowers
Field Burger – 2 smashed patties, american and blue cheese, strawberry balsamic glaze, basil, spring mix, martins potato roll
Chilling grilled cheese – 3-cheese variety, country bread, ham , lavender olive tapenade
Hidden Garden Themed Cocktails:
Blossoming Tequila Espresso Martini – jagermeister cold brew, kahlua, tequila, rosewater, fresh rose
Spring Forward Mango Margarita – tequila, tajin, lime, carnation
Sun Sipping WMC Mojito – rum, watermelon, mint, cucumber
Hibiscus Old Fashioned – whiskey, hibiscus water, bitters
Revival Pineapple Rum Punch – light and spiced rum, orange, pineapple, blackberry, grenadine, charred pineapple, mint,
Lavender Field of Dreams – gin, lemon, tonic, petals, candied lavender dust
Sparkling Coconut Spritz – coconut, peach, vodka, candied lime
All of the above will be available on the full larger menu of comfort food staples with all of Craftsman Row Saloon’s other dishes that include Dorito coated mozzarella sticks, award-winning burgers, and fiery buffalo mac-n-cheese loaded fries. As the perfect pairing with the shakes, the owners recommend also trying Donut Fried Chicken with glazed, bacon, american, maple syrup, and the Mac Daddy Burger with smashed patties that are smothered and dripping with mac and cheese on a martin’s potato roll.
Craftsman Row Saloon is open this spring and summer from Tuesday 4:00pm to 10:00pm, Wednesday 4:00pm to 11:00pm, Thursday 4:00pm to 11:00pm, Friday 12:00pm to 11:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm to 11:00pm, and Sunday 12:00pm to 9:00pm.
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