FYI Philly: Access granted to new restaurants

This week on FYI Philly, we pull up a chair at some new Center City restaurants, round up some favorite brunch spots, and grant viewers exclusive access to a modern member's only social club. We're also celebrating women's history month by highlighting some female-owned businesses and the latest in spring fashion for the ladies (and the fellas). Finally, we give our regards to Broadway Philadelphia with a look at the shows coming to the local stage and how you can score tickets to Hamilton.

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

Introducing James and Friday Saturday Sunday
James
1835 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
(267) 324-5005
Email: info@hamesphiladelphia.com
http://jamesphiladelphia.com/
https://www.facebook.com/jamesphiladelphia

Friday Saturday Sunday
261 S 21st St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 546-4232
http://fridaysaturdaysunday.com/
https://www.facebook.com/FriSatSunday
Two new restaurants are bringing an upscale experience to their respective neighborhood's bar scene. Melissa Magee takes us inside James in Logan Square and Friday Saturday Sunday in Rittenhouse.

Come on in: Palizzi Social Club
Filippo Palizzi Social Club

1408 S 12th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
http://palizzisocial.com/
In South Philly, a new member's only social club has opened -- a century-old club resurrected by the family of a South Philly chef. There is a strict no-cameras allowed rule, but Alicia Vitarelli and the FYI crew were granted VIP access to roam around.

Break for brunch
Co Op Restaurant at The Study Hotel
20 S 33rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 387-1400
Email: info@studyhotels.com
http://www.thestudyatuniversitycity.com/
http://www.thestudyatuniversitycity.com/restaurants.html

On Point Bistro
1200 Point Breeze Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(267) 639-3318
https://www.onpointbistro.com/
https://www.facebook.com/onpointbistro/

Mission Taqueria
1516 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 383-1200
http://www.missiontaqueria.com/
https://www.facebook.com/MissionTaqueria/

Butcher Bar
2034 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-563-MEAT (6982)
Email: info@butcherbarphilly.com
http://www.butcherbarphilly.com/
https://www.facebook.com/butcherbarphl
Brunch is fast-becoming a Philadelphia favorite, and restaurants are responding by upping their game. Erin O'Hearn rounded up some newcomers bringing some flare to midday fare.

Made in Philly: A celebration of women-owned businesses
Mallow and Company
610-427-5256
https://www.mallowandcompany.com/
https://www.facebook.com/mallowandcompany/

iSwich
Email: info@iswichgourmet.com
http://www.iswichgourmet.com/
https://www.facebook.com/iswich?ref=hl

Sally B Munch Bars
sallyb@happymunching.com
646.431.0104
http://happymunching.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Sally-B-262447490460560/

Blake's Mother's Cookies
Email: BlakesMothersCookies@gmail.com
484.252.6517
https://www.facebook.com/4blakesmotherscookies/

Artisan Exchange
208 Carter Dr #13b
West Chester, PA 19382
(610) 719-0282
http://www.artisanexchange.net/
https://www.facebook.com/ArtisanExchangeWCPa/
March is, of course, women's history month. So we're closing it out by celebrating some female-owned businesses. We highlight four women all making a living crafting artisan foods.

Spring fashion tips
Joan Shepp
1811 Chestnut St
215-735-2666
https://www.joanshepp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/joan.shepp/

Commonwealth Proper
1839 Chestnut St, 2nd FL
267-319-1741
http://commonwealthproper.com/
https://www.facebook.com/commonwealthproper
Spring has officially sprung, and that means it's time to spring clean our wardrobe. For help with that, we turned to the fashion experts at Philadelphia Magazine, who gave us closet essentials for both guys and gals.

Love Arts
The Philly Pops Ella, Louis & All That Jazz (March 31-April 2nd)
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
300 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 670-2300
http://www.theartsinphilly.org/
The Philly Pops performs Ella, Louis & All That Jazz from March 31st-April 2nd. Karen Rogers has a preview.

Broadway Philadelphia: Why you should Subscribe
Kimmel Center events & tickets
Hamilton is coming to Broadway Philadelphia for the 2018-19 season. Karen Rogers tells us how to guarantee seats to the show and takes a look at the upcoming season presented by The Kimmel Center & The Shubert Organization.

Getting out for a good cause
Red Cross Red Ball (emceed by Karen Rogers)
Saturday, April 1st (8pm-midnight)
Lincoln Financial Field
One Lincoln Financial Field Way
Philadelphia, PA
http://www.redcross.org/local/pennsylvania/eastern-pennsylvania/red-ball

Dish it UP/Women Against Abuse (emceed by Melissa Magee)
Wednesday, March 29th (6 p.m.)
Cescaphe Event Group's Vie
600 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
http://www.womenagainstabuse.org/events/dish-it-up
Food tasting and fundraising; it's a beautiful combination. Two of our favorite charities are getting ready to throw parties with a purpose.

FYI loves the arts
African American Museum
701 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-574-0380
http://www.aampmuseum.org/
https://facebook.com/AAMPMuseum
Philadelphia's African-American Museum celebrates its 40th birthday this year. Alicia Vitarelli takes a look at the full slate of special events on tap, starting with two photography exhibitions.

Shelter Me
J & Co Rescue
http://jandcorescue.weebly.com/
https://www.facebook.com/jandcorescue/
In this week's shelter, we visit a local rescue dedicated to helping dogs from rough pasts.
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