FYI Philly: Great gift and dining options for Mother's Day

This week on FYI Philly ....

Mother's Day is fast-approaching! We've got some great gift ideas and new dining options for you to celebrate with the special mom(s) in your life.

We take you to a third generation family bakery run by a husband and wife. For inspiration, we meet a couple juggling six kids and six restaurants! Plus, as Jamie Apody welcomes baby No. 3, she checks out a place that's perfect for the whole family.

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

Open and wrap-up shooting location
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

West Fairmount Park, Lansdowne Dr. and Horticultural Dr., Philadelphia
(215) 878-5097
Mother's Day Tea Ceremony (1-2, 2:30-3:30 p.m.)
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Alicia checks out two new Center City dining options, both of which got a thumbs up from Philly Mag food critic Jason Sheehan.

Center City adds some new flavor
Alicia Vitarelli visits two new center city restaurants bringing something fresh to the city. Res Ipsa is an all-day café with Sicilian style dishes while Veda serves up modern Indian bistro fares.
Res Ipsa
2218 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
267-519-0329
Facebook: Res Ipsa | Instagram: @resipsaphilly

Veda: Modern Indian Bistro
1920 Chestnut St, Philadelphia
267-519-2001

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Melissa Magee gets the info on the first All Star Craft Beer and wine festival at Citizen's Bank Park.

Beer and wine fest at the ballpark
It's a whole new experience at the ballpark. Melissa Magee previews the inaugural All Star Craft Beer & Wine Festival at Citizens Bank Park coming up on May 20th.
The All Star Craft Beer and Wine Festival
Citizens Bank Park
1 Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia
Saturday May 20, 2017, 3-7 p.m.

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So how about some flowers for Mother's Day. You can buy a bouquet or for a personal touch, create your own.

Flowers in full bloom for mom
With Mother's Day fast-approaching, we visit a Mount Airy florist for a look at some beautiful bouquets and some DIY tips for creating our own!
Abundant Blooms
6633 and 6513 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia
215.913.2774

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Here is your chance to win tickets to Dirty Dancing live in Philadelphia.

Dirty Dancing Sweepstakes
Dirty Dancing: Merriam Theater, May 16-21
250 S Broad St, Philadelphia
Win (2) tickets to see Dirty Dancing live

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A Philly company wants to collect your heartfelt thoughts and use them to spread joy to someone special.

Spread a little love with these jars
You can't keep the lid on love. Little Love Jar is a company that helps collect special notes into a jar and then delivers that jar to a special someone. Heartfelt words that make great gifts for any occasion!
Little Love Jars
https://www.facebook.com/littlelovejar/
Twitter: @LittleLoveJar | Instagram: @little_love_jar

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In Pottstown there's a Salt Cave where you can escape from a hectic day and into an ancient place of healing and relaxation.

Salt Cave Therapy
Spa treatments are always a solid choice but for something a little different, we headed to Pottstown -- home to a Himalayan Salt Cave where you can escape from a hectic day and into an ancient place of healing and relaxation.
Himalayan Salt and Wellness Cave
1494 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown
(610) 310-3884
https://www.facebook.com/HimalayanSaltnWellness/

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A South Jersey bakery stays true to the scratch made recipes that have been in the family for decades.

Summit Cakery serves up family sweets
Karen Rogers takes us to a South Jersey bakery now being run by the third generation and staying true to the scratch-made recipes that have been in the family for decades.
Summit Cakery and Café
1006 Mantua Pike, Woodbury Heights (N.J.)
(856) 848-7082
https://www.facebook.com/SummitCakeryCafe

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A South Philly couple, who just welcomed babies five and six, are getting set to open restaurant No. 6.

Slice Pizza & P'unk Burger Family
Alicia Vitarelli takes us inside the life of a growing South Philadelphia family that's growing its restaurant empire. A husband and wife who just welcomed babies five and six (twins!)
and are getting set to open restaurant No. 6!
http://www.slicepa.com/
https://www.facebook.com/slicepa#!/slicepa

Italian Market
1180 South 10th Street, Philadelphia
215.463.0868

Rittenhouse
1740 Sansom Street, Philadelphia
215.557.9299

Fishtown
431 E. Girard Ave, Philadelphia
215.425.1555

Sewell
Tower Square Shopping Center
137 Egg Harbor Rd, Washington Twp, (N.J.)
856.302.5099

P'unk Burger
1823 Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia
215-468-7865
https://www.facebook.com/Punk-Burger-804095742963510/

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Jamie Apody found a perfect place for the whole family to have fun, a new trampoline park opened by former Eagles wide receiver Jason Avant.

Take a leap at Jason Avant's trampoline park
As Jamie Apody prepared to welcome her third child, she found a perfect place for the family to have fun. A new trampoline park opened by former Eagles wide receiver Jason Avant!
Launch Trampoline Park
1500 Almonesson Rd, Deptford Township (N.J.)
(856) 302-6080
https://www.facebook.com/LaunchDeptford/

CHOP Daisy Days 31-Day Challenge
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Donate or enter the challenge: 31-day challenge
https://www.facebook.com/ChildrensHospitalofPhiladelphia

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We visit a farm by the sea that's fast becoming a favorite spot in West Cape May.

Cape May Beach Plum Fest
Beach Plum Farm is a destination down the shore but not necessarily for the beach. Melissa Magee heads to West Cape May in search of true farm-to-table experience.
Beach Plum Farm
Spring Dinners on Friday nights.
Spring Festival at the Farm on Saturdays.
140 Stevens St, Cape May (N.J.)
(609) 602-0128
https://www.facebook.com/BeachPlumFarmCapeMay

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The Chamber Orchestra is closing its season with a very special concert, with music inspired by paintings at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Loves the Arts: Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
Pictures at an Exhibition
May 14, 2:30 PM | May 15, 7:30 PM
The Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater
300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia
215-893-1709
Show info, tickets
Twitter: @TheArtsInPhilly

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)
116th Annual Student Exhibition
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
128 North Broad Street, Philadelphia
Preview Party: May 11, 4-9 p.m.
Galleries of the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
Exhibition: May 12-June 4

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In this week's Shelter Me segment, Matt O'Donnell meets some of the PSPCA's lovable pets seeking a forever home.


Shelter Me with PSPCA
PSPCA
350 E. Erie Ave., Philadelphia
(215) 426-6300
https://www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaSPCA
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