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

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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.)

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


Facebook: Res Ipsa | Instagram: @resipsaphilly

Veda: Modern Indian Bistro

1920 Chestnut St, Philadelphia


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.

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


Dirty Dancing Sweepstakes

Dirty Dancing: Merriam Theater, May 16-21

250 S Broad St, Philadelphia

Win (2) tickets to see Dirty Dancing live

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

Twitter: @LittleLoveJar | Instagram: @little_love_jar

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

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

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!!/slicepa

Italian Market

1180 South 10th Street, Philadelphia



1740 Sansom Street, Philadelphia



431 E. Girard Ave, Philadelphia


Tower Square Shopping Center

137 Egg Harbor Rd, Washington Twp, (N.J.)


P'unk Burger

1823 Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia


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

CHOP Daisy Days 31-Day Challenge

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Donate or enter the challenge: 31-day challenge

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

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


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

Shelter Me with PSPCA


350 E. Erie Ave., Philadelphia

(215) 426-6300