Philly's best pierogies, mac n' cheese and hoagies

This weekend on FYI Philly, it's time to make your restaurant bucket list.

From macaroni and cheese to hoagies, bakeries to pierogis, it's Philadelphia Magazine's picks for the best the city has to offer. Plus we're brushing up our DIY skills to get ready for the Philly Home + Garden Show.

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Philadelphia Magazine has released its list of the city's 50 best restaurants. Jeannette Reyes checks out the Top-10 finishers.


Philadelphia Magazine's 50 Best Restaurants-Top 10
Philadelphia Magazine has released its list of the city's 50 best restaurants. Jeannette Reyes checks out the Top-10 finishers. Click here for the full list: Philadelphia Magazine 50 Best Restaurants in 2019

The Hungry Pigeon
743 S. 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
215-278-2736

Palizzi Social Club
1408 S. 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Serpico
604 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
215-925-3001

Laurel
1617 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148
215-271-8299

Vernick Food & Drink
2031 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
267-639-6644

Zahav
237 St. James Place, Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-625-8800

Vetri Cucina
1312 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-732-3478

Friday Saturday Sunday
261 S. 21st Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-546-4232

Res Ipsa
2218 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
267-519-0329

Suraya
1528 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153
215-302-1900

Philly Cooks at 2300 Arena
Weds, Feb. 6, 6:30-9 p.m.
2300 South Swanson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148
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The hoagie is the city's signature lunch sandwich, so Philly Mag has created what they call The Ultimate hoagie guide.


Philadelphia Magazine's Ultimate Hoagie Guide
Philadelphia may be known for Cheesesteaks and roast pork, but the hoagie is the city's signature lunch sandwich. So Philadelphia Magazine created what THE ULTIMATE hoagie guide. Ultimate Hoagie Guide

Paesanos
148 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Carmen
Reading Terminal Market: 12th & Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA
215-592-7799

Di Bruno Bros,
1730 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Dew's Deli
1710 S 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Saad's Halal
4500 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139-4587

Martha
E York St & Martha Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125
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Here a list of some of the best spots to get Pierogis.


Philadelphia Magazine's Picks for Best Pierogies
Love pierogis? Here are Philadelphia Magazine's picks for the best spots in the city to get those scrumptious stuffed dumplings. Best Pierogies

Crime & Punishment Brewing Co. | Facebook
2711 Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130
215-235-2739


The Pierogie Kitchen | Facebook
648 Roxborough Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128
215-483-5301

Memphis Taproom | Facebook
2331 E Cumberland Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125
215-425-4460

New Wave Cafe
2620 E. Allegheny Ave (Allegheny Ave & Richmond St), Philadelphia, PA 19134
215-634-3224

Polish Dinner House | Facebook
2706 E. Allegheny Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19134
267-596-7727


Mom Mom's Kitchen | Facebook
2551 Orthodox Street, Philadelphia, PA 19137
215-613-7781
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When it comes to comfort food, it's hard to top a piping hot bowl of Mac n Cheese.


Philadelphia Magazine's List of Great Spots for Mac N' Cheese
When it comes to comfort food, it's hard to top a piping hot bowl of Mac n Cheese, especially when it's scratch made. Here are Philadelphia Magazine's picks for best spots to indulge. Best Mac N' cheese

Memphis Taproom | Facebook
2331 E Cumberland Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125
215-425-4460

Twisted Tail | Facebook
509 S 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
215-558-2471

Miss Tootsie's
1312 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
215-731-9045

Mike's BBQ | Facebook
1703 S 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148
267-831-2040

Mac Mart | Facebook
104 S 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-444-6144

Parc | Facebook
227 S 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-545-2262

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Following every great meal there should be a great ending.


Philadelphia Magazine's Best Bakeries
Looking for good spots for sweet endings? Philadelphia Magazine put together the ultimate guide to Philadelphia Bakeries. Guide to bakeries Parc

Cake Life Bake Shop | Facebook
1306 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125
215-278-2580

Philly Style Bagels | Facebook
1451 E. Columbia Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125

The Kettle Black | Facebook
631 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

ICI Macarons & Café | Facebook
230 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-608-8938

J'aime French Bakery
212 S. 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
267-928-3172

Georgian Bread
10865 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19116
215-677-4323

Swiss Haus Bakery
35 S. 19th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-563-0759
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In this week's 6 Minute Meal, Alicia Vitarelli has the recipe for Misconduct Tavern's award-winning beef and mushroom burger.


6 Minute Meal_Pumpkin BYO Scallop Crudo
Alicia Vitarelli heads to Pumpkin BYOB on South Street for a Scallop Crudo recipe you can make at home in just 6 minutes, no cooking required.

Scallop Crudo with Salsa Verde
Serves two people

4 ounces scallops (4 each), quartered
Chef Tip: Pumpkin Chef/Owner Ian Moroney gets his scallops from Barnegat Bay and says to look for fish caught on day boats (boats that return with their loads daily) so that you know it's fresh.
Fresh fish of any kind, he says, should smell like nothing at all or smell like the ocean in the best kind of way. If it's not fresh, the chef says don't buy it.

Salsa Verde, yields one cup
Add to a bowl:
6 tomatillo, grated on a cheese grater
1 tsp salt
Chef Tip: You'll want to add a good amount of salt to this dish, as the acid in the tomatillos needs the salt to bring up the flavors
lime juice to taste
1 serrano chile, sliced thin
Chef Tip: Serranos are on the spicier side. You can use a chile that matches your heat tolerance. Chile flakes will also do the trick.
1/2 cup cilantro leaves, chopped (save some leaves for garnish) OPTIONAL*

Mix ingredients in bowl then add your scallops and mix gently but thoroughly

Then add grilled corn
Chef Tip: Grilling makes the corn sweeter and can be done ahead of time. Any time you have corn that's not quite as sweet as you'd like it to be, just grill it for a short time.
2 each scallion, chopped
Chef Tip: You can use anything in the onion family. The chef uses pickled onions
Avocado
Pumpkin seeds
Chef TIp: If you want to try something different, the chef also added Mexican cucamelons, tiny little cucumbers that look like miniature watermelons and have a slightly sour taste.
Cilantro leaves
Chef TIp: The chef used Nasturtium leaves torn up. You can substitute with cilantro leaves, which are much more accessible

Pumpkin BYOB | Facebook
1713 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146
215-545-4448

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At the Philly Home & Garden Show, you can learn how to make all kinds of cool crafts for the home at the Make It Take It workshops.


Philly Home + Garden Show: Make It Take It
The Philly Home + Garden Show is coming to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks and the Make It Take it Room is one of the most popular features. Melissa Magee gets crafting.



Philly Home & Garden Show | Facebook
Feb. 15-17
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks
Oaks, PA
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Laugh out loud with Chicago's The Second City improv act. Karen Rogers reports during Action News at 7 a.m. on January 20, 2019.



FYI Loves the Arts: The Second City
We could all use a little more laughter in our life, and The Second City improv troupe is delivering with a show based on a theme we can all relate to.

The Kimmel Center Presents Second City Tour: It's Not You, It's Me
Jan. 30-Feb. 2
The Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater
300 S Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
The Arts in Philly | Show tickets | Twitter | Facebook
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Shelter Me: Providence Animal Center. Ali Gorman reports during Action News at 9 a.m. on January 19, 2019.


Shelter Me
In this episode of Shelter Me, 6abc's Ali Gorman takes a tour of Providence Animal Center's newest digs for the dogs set to open at the end of January.

Providence Animal Center | Facebook
555 Sandy Bank Road, Media, PA 19063
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