FYI Philly: Flavors of the world and burger-mania

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

This week on FYI Philly, we're taking you on a culinary trip around the globe -- from old world Italian to Venezuelan street food and even a kung fu cooking club! Plus, we hit a suburban spot with all-day offerings for all appetites, and give a nod to the classic American sandwich with a six pack of burgers to put on your bucket list. And Broadway's coming to Broad Street! We head to New York for a look at the best date night shows and great girls night out options playing soon in Philadelphia!

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

A taste of Venezuela

There's a brand new Venezuelan spot on 4th Street just off South that's putting a South American spin on Philly's growing food scene, with a cozy spot popping with vibrant colors. Melissa Magee gets a taste of their celebration of Latin street food.


524 S 4th Street (just north of South Street)

Philadelphia, PA 19147

(267) 928-4584

Kung fu + cooking

The Han Dynasty includes eight restaurants locations, and now the chef and entrepreneur is teaching his customers how to create their own Asian cuisine. Karen Rogers gets a lesson at Han's Kung Fu Cooking Club. The Kung Fu Cooking Club is on the last Monday of the month at 7 p.m. The classes are free, but you do have to register.

Han Dynasty (multiple locations)
Kung Fu Cooking Club (last Monday of the month)

123 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA

(215) 922-1888

Made in Philly: Carlinos Market

If you haven't heard of Carlino's in Ardmore, it is a gem definitely worth seeking out. Alicia Vitarelli takes us on a taste tour of a place serving up Old World Italian specialties handmade right here in Philly.

Carlinos's: Makers & Purveyors of Artisan Food

2616 E. County Line Rd

Ardmore, PA 19003


West Chester

128 West Market St.

West Chester, PA 19382


Burgers, burgers, burgers

Melissa Magee rounds up a six-pack of city stops to grab a tasty burger. The list includes everything from spicy sauces to hand crafted cheese to vegan options.

Good Dog Bar

224 S. 15th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102


Rex 1516

1516 South Street

Philadelphia, PA 19146


South Philly Taproom

1509 Mifflin Street

Philadelphia, PA 19145

(215) 271-7787

Revolutions at Penn Treaty

1009 Canal Street

Philadelphia, PA 19123


Sketch Burger
413 E Girard Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19125

(215) 634-3466

Memphis Taproom

2331 East Cumberland Street

Philadelphia, PA 19125


Not your typical backyard feast

For a taste of new American, Erin O'Hearn headed to a new spot in Conshohocken: Jasper's Backyard, where you can dine in or out, and they specialize in all-day offerings for all appetites.

Jasper's Backyard

101 E 7th Ave

Conshohocken, Pa 19428


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New distillery alert

Philadelphia Distilling has settled in a new home in Fishtown. Erin O'Hearn takes us for a tour of the expanded space.

Philadelphia Distilling

25 E. Allen Street

Philadelphia, pa 19123


A cup of joe from some bros

Philadelphia's Rival Brothers Coffee has just opened a new café, a place where you can indulge in a cup of their locally roasted brew while noshing on a host of Philly favorites. Alicia Vitarelli checks out the new place in a very old space.

Rival Bros. Rittenhouse (The Touraine Bldg.)

1528 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Fitler Square

2400 Lombard Street

Philadelphia, PA 19146

Great date night and girl's night out shows

If you haven't heard, Hamilton is coming to Philadelphia during the 2018-19 season, and the only way to guarantee seats is to subscribe now for the upcoming season. This week, Karen Rogers checks out some great shows heading our way, whether you're hitting the town with your favorite fella or spending a night out with your best girlfriends.

Broadway Philadelphia 2017-18 Season Packages

To subscribe by phone: 215-893-1955, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Love Arts

Philadelphia Orchestra

Yannick and Trifonov: Reunited, April 4-9

Rachmaninoff Festival, April 27-29

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts' Verizon Hall

Philadelphia, PA 19102


Shelter Me

PAWS: Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society

2900 Grays Ferry Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19146

Ph: 215-298-9680 ext. 0

100 N. 2nd Street (at Arch)

Philadelphia, PA 19106

Ph: 215-298-9680 ext. 30

1810 Grant Avenue (at Bustleton)

Philadelphia, PA 19115

Ph: 215-545-9600

10th Anniversary Party

PAWS 10th Anniversary Party at La Peg at Fringe Arts
Thursday, April 6th, 7-11pm

140 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106

(215) 375-7744