Thursday, June 30, 2011

Little Baby's Ice Cream | Friday at 7pm

We are super excited about our friends at Little Baby's coming to the garden this Friday July 8th from 7pm till whenever.  Also, Dapper Dog will be out around dusk, so come get a belly full of the good stuff!

Little Baby’s produces handmade ice cream for open-minded, convivial Philadelphians. We offer a rotating menu of surprising and unusual flavors, including non-dairy options, crafted in small batches for your enjoyment.
We hand dip our ice cream from a multimedia, totally custom tricycle, which features a singular approach to design and service. Our mobile accessibility lets us be where you are while transporting you to a place you would rather be. Little Baby’s recognizes ice cream as a universal catalyst for joyful diversion and rallying a stoked local community.
Everything you can think of is true.

Our ice cream menu includes:
    •    Earl Grey Sriracha
    •    Coffee Toffee
    •    Blueberry Ginger
    •    Birch Beer Vanilla Bean
    •    Balsamic Banana
    •    Cardamom Caramel
    •    Grilled Peach + Mint

and many, many more…
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Dan Schwartz Acoustic Show!!

Dan Schwartz of Good Old War
Hosted By Garden Variety and La Copine 

900 N. Second Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Saturday, July 23 · 7:30pm - 10:30pm
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Fresh off his GOOD OLD WAR tour with ALISON KRAUSS (!!!!!!!) Dan Schwartz will be stopping by our favorite city garden to play us some songs. many super special secret guests will join dan in song... definitely an event YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!

join us for a night under the stars, with most delicious food provided by LA COPINE (of the famed La Copine BRUNCH TRUCK!). bring your own beer/booze/blankets/chairs and friends!

woo hoo!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Get Your Dapper Dogs Tonight at 8!

Thursday night special - Dapper Dog will be here at 8. Here is their menu.

Dapper Dog Menu

Hot Dogs & Sandwiches
Plain hot dog
Chicago Dog:
Topped with chopped onions, tomatoes, yellow mustard, peppers, and a pickle spear
Coney Island Express:
Topped with chili, banana peppers, and shredded cheddar cheese
Jersey Special:
Topped with grilled potatoes, peppers, onions, and American cheese
The Dolce Vita:
Topped with tomato sauce, pepperoni, sharp provolone, and parmesan
The Moe Green:(seasonal)
Topped with asparagus, sharp provolone and parmesan
The Mack:
Macaroni and cheese
Veggie Sandwich:
A mix of grilled greens and onions piled high in a roll (cheese optional)

This Sunday - feather hair extensions in the garden!

If you've been seeing those feathery, beautiful extentions flying about in folks' hair in Philadelphia as of late, and want to know where you can indulge for yourself, Lina Luv has the solution!  If you're looking to Luv-Up your hair for the summatime, she will be installing Feather Hair Extentions at Garden Variety on Sunday mornings for our Brunch with La Copine!  $30 for the first bundle (1 color/striped feather and 2 filler feathers), $25 for each additional.  They last for months, and can be blow-dryed, flat-ironed, and curled.  Come get em while they're hot because soon they will not be available for over a year or more!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Reflecting on the last few months.

We have been so busy the last few months, that there is barely time to think about things that are happening on a deeper level. But today I found myself relfecting today on what has become Garden Variety.

The hard work, creativity, and enthusiasm of so many people are at the core of what is being created here. But right now, serendipity, and destiny are two words that are top of mind. Simply put, everything seems to be falling into place.

Let me give you one example. Frosty, Sadie, and I were hanging in the garden last Wednesday and two guys drive up saying, "What do you got going on here? We just tried to set up a farm stand at a market in Fishtown and it was dead". So Leiper Valley farms from Media, PA sets up shop on the corner of 2nd and Poplar, and now we are talking about sourcing our produce for La Copine from them. They are also planning to sell their produce here on a weekly basis.

There are so many other weird things that have happened. And reminders everyday that all these people are coming together to create something that is "bigger than itself".

Funky Burritos Add More Flavor at Garden Variety

We have a new addition to the family! Joseph Bernstein and the PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC team are serving up some creative burritos in the Garden. I will post a full menu soon, but you can learn more here. Inpiration from Korea, India, and beyond!

Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this week from 7-2 AM.

More Great Press!

We have another great article about La Copine and Garden Variety - this time from the local blog "Flying Kite".

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

THE Sunday hang. Reggae Brunch at GV. Today was amazing...crazy turnout, I love this city

Thanks Lost At E Minor


It is great to have a blog we love say nice things about us!
"I’m obsessed with the La Copine Brunch Truck. This place offers gourmet, and I mean GOURMET, breakfast and lunch food (extremely reasonably priced, I might add) out of a cute truck in Northern Liberties. To top it off, there’s picnic seating, with tents in the case of rain."

Friday, June 3, 2011

Food and fun for the next three days!

Things are in full swing in the garden. We are buzzing around today in preparation for the big party tonight. Stop by between 7-10 for as cocktail and to check out the new yoga studio.
La Copine brunch truck is open Saturday and Sunday 11-4. Reviews are coming in and they are good, very good. Come dine with us under the empress tree before everyone finds out!

We also have a super top secret food cart addition this weekend. If you would like to be our guinea pig, come to the soft opening between 7-2am tomorrow (Saturday). Ok I will give you one hint: FLOUR TORTILLA!

The Dapper Dog dudes will be slinging high class hot dogs tonight from 7-2am and Saturday from 9-2am.

Thank you to everyone that has supported our new projects. We couldn't do it without you.


Heidi and Frosty

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sculpere Opening Tomorrow (6.3)!

Make sure to swing through Garden Variety on your First Friday rounds. It is the official opening party for Sculpere Yoga and Pilates studio, which will be occupying the old Arbol Cafe space.

Starting at 7pm, there will be drinks and music provided by DJ Frosty and Deep C. There will also be other suprises during the night -including a fire spinning performance.

Hope to see you all there!