Family favorites, new gourmet spots and unique twists on Philly classics

This weekend on FYI Philly, we'll show you some local artisans who've built a business on family heirloom recipes and take you to some spots putting their own spin on Philly classics. Then it's off to a local restaurant named one a top 100 wine bar! Plus, we meet a man making marvelous homemade marmalades and goat yoga.

FYI Philly airs Saturday at a special 10 p.m. time after the ArenaBowl and encores Sunday at midnight. Here are the details on this week's features:

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We savor some new dining options in the city and on the waterfront in Ridley.

NEW FLAVOR TAKING OVER THE REGION
New restaurants are popping up everywhere. Alicia Vitarelli checks out a spot with the city's only retractable roof, one with approachable duck and a new waterfront location.

MAISON 208 | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM
208 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 999-1020

STRINGERS WATERFRONT, RIDLEY MARINA | FACEBOOK
401 South Swarthmore Avenue, Ridley Park, PA 19078
(484) 540-7868

BLUE DUCK ON BROAD | FACEBOOK
220 S Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
(267) 455-0378

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Jeannette Reyes visits a spot just named by Wine Enthusiast as one of the Top 100 wine restaurants in the entire country.

S. PHILLY'S TOWNSEND HITS THE TOP 100 FOR WINE BARS
Wine Enthusiast has named Townsend on East Passyunk Avenue as one of the Top 100 wine restaurants in the entire country! Jeannette Reyes takes a look at what makes it so special.

TOWNSEND RESTAURANT | FACEBOOK
1623 East Passyunk Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19148
267-639-3203

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A tasty treat known as a fennome is made the old-fashioned way.

HEIRZOOM BRINGS OLD-SCHOOL HUNGARIAN FARE TO READING TERMINAL
A local woman is keeping a treasured family recipe alive for future generations. Karen Rogers shows us what makes the Hungarian fennome so phenomenal.

HEIRZOOM BAKERY | ONLINE STORE
Reading Terminal Market's Center Court Sundays (Starts Sept. 3)
856-889-9235

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Many of the Artisan Exchange's entrepreneurs have built their businesses on heirloom family recipes.

BUSINESSES BUILT ON HEIRLOOM FAMILY RECIPES
Artisan Exchange, an incubator for artisan food makers in West Chester, is bustling with small businesses, many built on family heirloom recipes. Melissa Magee takes us on a taste tour. NOTE: The indoor Artisan market is open year-round, Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2p.m.

ARTISAN EXCHANGE | FACEBOOK
208 Carter Drive, Suite 13B, West Chester, PA 19382
610.888.7527

MASALA MEALS | FACEBOOK | RECIPE GALLERY

REBECCA'S DUMPLINGS


BRENDA'MORE
To order: 201.396.5068 or email Brenda_Read@hotmail.com

MACDOUGALL'S IRISH VICTORY CAKES | FACEBOOK

HAIGIS FINE FOODS | FACEBOOK

5056 West Chester Pike, Edgemont, PA 19028
(484) 347-7873

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There are a few local shops putting their own spin on the Philly classics.

NEW TWISTS ON CLASSIC PHILLY SANDWICHES
Chris Sowers gets a taste of some local shops offering appealing flavors that are just a little outside the norm.

THE WIT OR WITOWSKI
GAUL & CO. MALT HOUSE: | FACEBOOK

3133 Gaul St., Philadelphia, PA 19134
(215) 423-7878

THE ZEP
EVE'S LUNCH

320 E Johnson Hwy., Norristown, PA 19401
(610) 277-6600

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Old City's cobblestone streets will be transformed into a mecca for dining & entertainment.

OLD CITY FEST IS COMING!
Old City Fest arrives in Philly's historical district on Sunday, Oct. 8th. Jeannette Reyes shows us what's on tap in the fourth annual celebration of art, culture, food and history set among America's most historic square mile.
OLD CITY FEST | FACEBOOK

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Here are two fun things to do for your next trip down the shore. One old and one new.

SOME OLD AND SOME NEW DOWN THE SHORE
Fall is a good time to go to the Jersey Shore. The weather is still gorgeous and with crowds thinning, there's more beach and boards for you! So Karen Rogers has two fun suggestions for your trip: One old favorite and one new coming attraction.

LOU DOGS | FACEBOOK | TWITTER
23 38th Street, Sea Isle City, N.J. 08243
609-263-dogs (3647)

STEEL PIER OBSERVATION WHEEL | FACEBOOK
1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N.J. 08401
(609) 345-4893

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A local man is turning fresh fruits into some of the world's best marmalades

GREGORY BENJAMIN'S FINE JAMS AND PRESERVES
Tamala Edwards meets a man turning fresh fruits into some of the world's most marvelous marmalades and preserves.

PRESERVES & MARMALADES | LOCATIONS | FACEBOOK
(973) 951-9433

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Opera Philadelphia is setting the stage for its first ever season opening festival.

FYI LOVES THE ARTS: OPERA PHILADELPHIA FESTIVAL
The city will be transformed into a giant stage for Opera Philadelphia's first season-opening festival, dubbed O17 - 12 days, seven opera performances and three world premieres!

THE ARTS IN PHILLY | OPERA FESTIVAL 017 | FACEBOOK

September 14-25

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Find your zen with some barnyard friends.

GOAT YOGA HAS ARRIVED AND IT'S HERE TO NAMASTE!
Want to find your zen with some barnyard friends? We're not kidding, goat yoga is becoming a real thing!

WATER AND ROCK STUDIO | FACEBOOK
8109 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118
(215) 360-3085

Goat Yoga: Saturdays at Mountain Pride Farm
869 Woodbine Lane, Quakertown, Pennsylvania 18951
(215) 804-1075
MOUNTAIN PRIDE FARM

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This week we stop by Philadelphia's first cat café.

SHELTER ME
Philly's first cat café offers kitties with mats and a chance to work out with some adoptable felines.

LE CAT CAFE
2713 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130
(267) 800-7877

GREEN STREET RESCUE | FACEBOOK
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