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Monday, July 30, 2018
Philly's best hot dogs? Start with these six spots | FYI Philly
It's the dog days of summer so we dive into the best hot dog spots around the city.

This week on FYI Philly, it's the dog days of summer. We dive into Philadelphia Magazine's list of best hotdogs. Then check out pies that are fried, and pies that are super-sized. We're summer day tripping down the shore and up the northeast extension for music and family fun. Plus, we go backstage for Cirque du Soleil's mind-blowing show. FYI Philly airs Saturdays at 7 p.m. and encores Sundays at midnight.


ENTER TO WIN: Musikfest Ticket Giveaway

It's the dog days of summer so we dive into the best hot dog spots around the city.

Philadelphia Magazine's List of Best Hotdogs

It's the dog days of summer so Philadelphia Magazine has put together a list of the best places to get hot dogs in the city.

Destination Dogs | Facebook

1111 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107


Fox and Son | Facebook

51 N 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107


Miller's Twist | Facebook

51 N 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107


Poi Dog | Facebook

100.5 South 21st Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103


Loco Pez | Facebook

2401 E Norris Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125


APJ Texas Wieners

47 N 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107


It's pie time! Alicia Vitarelli tries pies that are fried and pies that are super-sized!

Made In Philly: Fried Pies and Mega Pizza Pies

It's pie time! Alicia Vitarelli tries pies that are fried and pies that are super-sized!

David's Southern Fried Pies | Facebook

8601 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19136


MoJu's Family Pizzeria | Facebook

2501 E. Westmoreland Street, Philadelphia, PA 19136


Ever hear of a bugsuem? It's exactly what it sounds like, a museum of bugs


Summer is prime shore time, but sometimes you need a break from the sun and sand or something to do on a rainy day. So how about a Bugseum?

Insectropolis | Facebook

1761 Rte. 9 (Lakewood Road), Tom's River, NJ 08755


A trip down the shore should always include a visit to a local farmers market.

Jersey Farmers Markets

Summertime is fresh time. Karen Rogers scopes out some favorite Jersey fresh farmer's markets down at the shore.

Brigantine Farmer's Market | Facebook

Haneman Park

between 15th and 16th on Revere Blvd., Brigantine N.J. 08203

Saturdays, 8 a.m.-12 noon; Through Saturday, Sept. 1

West Cape May Farmer's Market | Facebook

Tuesdays, 3pm - 7:30pm; Through Tuesday, Aug. 29

"Backyard Park": West Cape May Borough Hall

732 Broadway, West Cape May, N.J. 08204

Margate Farmer's Market | Facebook

Parking Lot at Corner of Monroe & Amherst Ave

9700 Amherst Avenue, Margate City, N.J. 08402

Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.-noon; Through Thursday, Aug. 30

Gina Gannon and dietitian Natalie Filippone show you a Chicken burger with pesto and Caprese pasta that will wow the family or your date.

Alessi Grilling

Gina Gannon goes In the kitchen with Alessi Foods and Acme's registered dietician Natalie Filippone for some summer recipes on the grill.

In the Kitchen with Alessi

Recipes: Chicken burgers with pesto | Caprese pasta

Melissa Magee goes backstage for Cirque Du Soleil's mind-blowing show.

Volta by Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil is in town! Melissa Magee takes us under the Big Top for a performance that will blow your mind.

Volta by Cirque du Soleil

Under the Big Top, Greater Philadelphia Expo Center (In town through Aug. 19)

100 Station Avebue, Oaks, PA 19456

The Crayola Experience is a place that takes you well beyond the crayon and a sheet of paper.

Crayola Experience

Alicia Vitarelli shows us what's new at the Crayola Experience in Easton.

Crayola Experience | Easton | Facebook | IG: @VisitCrayola

30 Centre Square, Easton, PA 18042


Take your Parents to Play Day

Discover Lehigh Valley, Aug. 1

Artist from all around the world are set to descend upon Bethlehem for one of the nation's most unique outdoor festivals.


395 artists from all around the world are descending upon Bethlehem for Musikfest, the largest non-gated music festival in the country.

Musikfest (Aug. 3-12) | Facebook

ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks

101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015


Get lost in Isaiah Zagar's Magic Garden masterpiece. Karen Rogers reports during Action News at 7 a.m. on July 29, 2018.

FYI Loves the Arts: Magic Gardens

Philadelphia artist Isaiah Zagar is known for his colorful mosaics all around the city, but his masterpiece is Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, and it just may be the coolest spot for happy hour.

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens | Facebook | Events

1020 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147


Shelter Me: Monster Milers. David Murphy reports during Action News at 9 a.m. on July 28, 2018.

Shelter Me: Monster Milers

Dogs pent up in a shelter all day can be super hyper. But a program called Monster Milers is making them more adoptable.

The Monster Milers | Facebook

Fun Run and Happy Hour - Aug. 1 6-9 p.m.

Good Dog | Facebook

224 S 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102



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