Touring Philly's immersive outdoor and thriving vegan scene

This weekend on FYI Philly, it's the last gasp before fall. So we're rounding up six ways to get outside and enjoy what's left of summer, with fun in the sun for kids and adults.

Then, we tour new spots for craft beer and some brews of a different kind. We've got the scoop on a ginormous fruit we've been eyeing up in our grocery store and tips from a top chef on how to tackle it. (*Hint: It tastes like meat!) Plus, from falafel to vegan scrapple and hummus, we've got a raft of tasty meatless eats.

FYI Philly airs Saturdays at 7 p.m. and encores Sundays at midnight. Here are the details on this week's features:

SIX WAYS TO ENJOY THE OUTDOORS
It's time to say goodbye to July, which means summer will be over before you know it. Here's our six-pack roundup of ways to enjoy Philly's outdoor fun.

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Our 6 pack roundup of ways to get outside and enjoy.

BALCONY BAR AT THE KIMMEL (SHOW HOST)
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
300 S Broad Street, Philadelphia
215-893-1999

FISHTOWN HOPS | FACEBOOK | IG | TWITTER
1001 N. Delaware Ave, Philadelphia
877-477-3715

CIRA GREEN | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | IG
129 South 30th Street, Philadelphia

THE OVAL | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | IG
2451 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia
(215) 607-3477

SWEAT & SIP | FACEBOOK
TWITTER | IG

39th and Walnut Street, Philadelphia
215.662.0105

YAPPY HOUR | FACEBOOK | TWITTER
433 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19106
(215) 923-2267

BYOD BRUNCH (BRING YOUR OWN DOG)
SQUARE 1682 | FACEBOOK

121 S. 17th Street, Philadelphia
215.563.5008
One dollar from each BYOD menu item sold will be donated to Pennsylvania SPCA. All donations will be matched by Tito's handmade vodka!

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There's a bevy of new brew pubs...both in the city and the burbs.

NEW BREW PUBS ARE POPPING UP IN THE CITY
URBAN VILLAGE BREWING COMPANY | FACEBOOK
Fresh brewed beer plus comfort food equals a night out at any of these three new brew houses in the area. Jeannette Reyes crafts the story on local brewers now serving beer at their own restaurants.
1001 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia
267-687-1961

ROY PITZ BARREL HOUSE | FACEBOOK
990 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 995-6792

BOROUGH BREWHOUSE BY NESHAMINY CREEK BREWING CO. | FACEBOOK
208 York Rd, Jenkintown
(267) 636-5858

NESHAMINY CREEK BREWING COMPANY

33RD STREET HOSPITALITY

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If you're on the hunt for some meatless eats, we've got lots of options.

PHILLY'S VEGAN SCENE
On the hunt for some meatless eats? We've got three options to feed your need!

GOLDIE FALAFEL | INSTAGRAM
1526 Sansom Street, Philadelphia
267.239.0777

VEGAN SCRAPPLE | Sweet Lana's Russian Pepper USA
Artisan Exchange
208 Carter Drive, Suite 13B, West Chester
610.888.7527

LUHV VEGAN BISTRO | FACEBOOK
101 N. York Road, Hatboro
(215) 444-9002

WIZ KID (WHOLE FOODS PHILLY) | FACEBOOK
2001 Pennsylvania Ave, Philadelphia
Coming Soon!
124 S 19th Street, Philadelphia

VEDGE | FACEBOOK
1221 Locust St., Philadelphia
(215) 320-7500

V STREET | FACEBOOK
126 S 19th Street, Philadelphia
215.278.7943

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Ali Gorman tackles a super-sized fruit we've been eyeing up in the grocery store.

TASTE THE GIANT FLAVOR OF JACK FRUIT
Ever seen that super-sized jack fruit in your grocery store and thought, "where do you start?" Ali Gorman got some tips from the city's most famous vegan chef.

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Hummus lovers rejoice, two new spots are serving up the chickpea spread in true Israeli style.

BRAND NEW HUMMUS SPOTS
Hummus is happening! With two new Center City spots serving up the chickpea spread in true Israeli style.

HUMMUSOLOGY | FACEBOOK
1112 Locust St, Philadelphia
(215) 592-6505

HEY HUMMUS | FACEBOOK
2101 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
(267) 606-6942
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Check out some new bars in King of Prussia.

GRAB A DRINK AT KOP
Ducis Rodgers shows us a couple new spots to get your brew on in King of Prussia; one with a wall of beer another with coffee on tap.

DAVIO'S GALLERIA BAKERY CAFE | FACEBOOK
150 Main Street, King of Prussia
(484) 751-5168

YARD HOUSE KING OF PRUSSIA | FACEBOOK
160 N Gulph Road, King of Prussia
(610) 265-3584

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We found some air conditioned activities the whole family can enjoy.

AIR CONDITIONED SUMMER FUN
Looking for ways to cool off during these dog days? We found some air conditioned activities the whole family can enjoy!

FRANKLIN INSTITUTE ISLAND & INTERGALACTIC ESCAPE ROOMS
271 North 21st Street, Philadelphia

THE PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART: WILD EXHIBITION & ART SPLASH
WILD | ART SPLASH
Main Building
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

ADVENTURE AQUARIUM | FACEBOOK
1 Riverside Drive, Camden, N.J.
844-474-FISH (3474)

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AC Moore now has a new flagship on South Broad.

CRAFTING AND DIY'NG AT A.C. MOORE
The Avenue of the Arts is a fitting spot for the king of crafting and DIY. Alicia Vitarelli meets the family behind A.C. Moore, a business that opened 32 years ago in Moorestown, New Jersey, and now has a new flagship store in Center City.

A.C. MOORE ARTS & CRAFTS | Facebook
100 S. Broad Street, Suite 100, Philadelphia
(215) 278-8028

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The Oscar-winning La La Land is coming to the Mann complete with a live orchestra.

FYI LOVES THE ARTS: 'LA LA LAND' AT THE MANN

THE MANN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
5201 Parkside Avenue | Fairmount Park - Philadelphia
August 17 at 7:30 p.m.
The Arts in Philly | Mann Center calendar
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There's a special push to find homes for longtime pups at the PSPCA.

SHELTER ME: PENNSYLVANIA PSPCA
PSPCA Long Timers, thru Aug. 4, the adoption fee for long-timers will be $19.50, discounted from the usual $75!
PSPCA Philadelphia Headquarters | FACEBOOK
350 E. Erie Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134
(215) 426-6300
Fishtown Center
1546 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19125
(215) 309-6851
Central Penn. Center
2801 Bloom Rd, Danville, PA 17821
(570) 275-0340


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