FYI Philly May 2, Show Information

FYI Philly airs Saturday nights at 7:00 on 6abc, and on Sunday evenings after Action News at 11.
May 6, 2009 9:45:13 AM PDT
Hats off to this Main Line milliner if she can find the perfect chapeau for Karen ! It's the restaurant everyone runs to for Mother's Day, now they're sharing their secret for the perfect breakfast in bed! And looking for dining out deals. Philly Mag has a list you won't want to miss, plus, their tips on getting ready for the beach on a budget! It's an FYI for you, this Saturday @ 7 pm and Sunday @ 11:35 pm! FYI UPDATE! Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festival
Rescheduled to Sun. May 17th 11am - 5pm


Lithe Method (fitness)
Owner: Lauren Boggi
Rittenhouse, Northern Liberties & Ardmore

Planet Fitness
* $10 monthly membership - limited time offer
multiple locations in the region

Jean Madeline Aveda Institute
* discount spa treatments performed by students
40th & Chestnut - Philadelphia

Hatmaker Jen McGowan
Jackie's Hat Box

Sunday brunch at Lacroix is an institution! Take your mother there for Mother's Day and enjoy the ultimate holiday meal. Enjoy the beautiful atmosphere overlooking delightful Rittenhouse Square all while dining on a there is a jaw-dropping array of exquisite hors d'oeuvres and amazing treats that stretch from the hostess stand deep into the kitchen, where chefs man carving stations and slice delicious meats that melt off of the bone. The brunch buffet at Lacroix is more that anyone can ask for. Don't forget Executive Pastry Chef Fred Ortega's buffet of exquisite mini-desserts.

Lacroix Restaurant
210 W Rittenhouse Sq
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 790-2533
To sign up for the Philadelphia Magazine Restaurant Club

Modo Mio
161 W. Girard Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Mothers Day Brunch at Lacroix
Sunday May 10, 2009
$75.00 per person


Cardamom Pancakes, Smoked Strawberry Jam

For the Pancakes

2c AP flour
1 ½ c Milk
½ c Sugar
¼ Vegetable oil
1tbsp Baking powder
4 Eggs
1tbs Ground Cardamom
1tsp Fresh grated ginger
1tsp Sea salt


Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl. In a separate bowl break up the eggs and add the milk, sugar oil ginger and cardamom. Gently pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and incorporate until just brought together, lumps are fine. (Don't over mix or you will develop gluten in the flour and make tougher pancakes!)

For the Smoked Strawberry Jam

2 c strawberries
1 c sugar
1/4c water
1 orange zest and juice only
1 Lime juice only


Remove the stems from the strawberries and cut them into ¼. Place them on a perforated tray and smoke in a cold smoker for two hours with hickory or apple wood chips. Take the smoked strawberries and place them in as pot with the sugar, water, the orange zest and juice, and lime juice, cook over medium heat for 15 min or until the strawberries have broken down and gave up their liquid. Remove from heat and reserve

To Finish and Serve

Warm a cast iron or non stick pan over medium high heat. Pour just enough vegetable in the bottom of the pan to coat and start spooning your pancakes on to whatever size you would like, be sure to leave enough space in between the pancakes so they don't touch each other. When small bubbles start to come up to the tops of the batter, flip the pancakes and cook for 45 seconds- 1 minute. Take the pancakes from the pan and place right on serving plate, top with warm smoked strawberry Jam and enjoy


If you don't have access to a smoker you can skip that step and just add, ½ tsp liquid smoke to the strawberries while they cook or you can skip the smoke all together and the resulting jam will still be delicious!, Many people don't realize how easy and in expensive it is to make your own pan cakes from home without using the box, but its easy

Cardamom is a spice pod native to India; it has a refreshing floral flavor with eucalyptus back notes. It is becoming more and more popular in this country and can start to be found in higher end grocery stores and Indian Markets

'BURBS and 'HOODS: Chestnut Hill -

Places mentioned were:



Caleb Meyer Studio

Bone Appetit

Zipf's Candies

Eye Candy

Rollers Express-o

Roller's Flying Fish


Artisans on the Avenue

Kilian's Hardware

Chestnut Hill Farmer's Market

Jonathan Best

Campbell's Place


Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festival
Sun. May 17th 11am - 5pm