City dwellers in search of a backyard barbecue this Memorial Day weekend should report directly to Opa in Midtown Village.
This Saturday, May 24, Opa’s Drury Beer Garden rolls out an outdoor dining feast, Summer Soulva, a new monthly patio party featuring a spit-fire roasted whole animal.
A nod to the Greek heritage of the modern Greek restaurant’s co-owners George and Vasiliki Tsiouris, the festive backyard events will feature a different roast each week, starting with a whole lamb this Saturday.
Beginning at 3 p.m., the restaurant team will slowly spit-roast the whole lamb for hours. Once roasted, the lamb will be served up free of charge to Drury Beer Garden guests to celebrate the holiday.
If clouds threaten the backyard bash, the feast will move on indoors and continue.
More summertime roasts will follow this May event, too, with whole goat and pig to come.
Beyond the roast, the elevated modern Greek fare served inside at Opa and the snack-filled beer-garden menu are both available in the alfresco area, as well. Check right here for the complete menus.
To pair with the alfresco fare, the beer garden now stocks more craft brews than ever before, thanks to an expanded draft beer system that now delivers eight beers on tap.
Can’t make it to Drury Beer Garden on Saturday? No worries. Opa’s backyard is now open for lunch Monday through Friday beginning at noon, too.
Summer Souvla at Drury Beer Garden
When: Saturday, May 24, 3 p.m.
Where: 1311 Sansom Street
Cost: Pay as you go
More info: www.opaphiladelphia.com