FYI Philly: Access granted to new restaurants

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

This week on FYI Philly, we pull up a chair at some new Center City restaurants, round up some favorite brunch spots, and grant viewers exclusive access to a modern member's only social club. We're also celebrating women's history month by highlighting some female-owned businesses and the latest in spring fashion for the ladies (and the fellas). Finally, we give our regards to Broadway Philadelphia with a look at the shows coming to the local stage and how you can score tickets to Hamilton.

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

Introducing James and Friday Saturday Sunday


1835 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

(267) 324-5005


Friday Saturday Sunday

261 S 21st St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

(215) 546-4232

Two new restaurants are bringing an upscale experience to their respective neighborhood's bar scene. Melissa Magee takes us inside James in Logan Square and Friday Saturday Sunday in Rittenhouse.

Come on in: Palizzi Social Club
Filippo Palizzi Social Club

1408 S 12th St

Philadelphia, PA 19147

In South Philly, a new member's only social club has opened -- a century-old club resurrected by the family of a South Philly chef. There is a strict no-cameras allowed rule, but Alicia Vitarelli and the FYI crew were granted VIP access to roam around.

Break for brunch
Co Op Restaurant at The Study Hotel

20 S 33rd St

Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 387-1400


On Point Bistro

1200 Point Breeze Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19146

(267) 639-3318

Mission Taqueria

1516 Sansom Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102

(215) 383-1200

Butcher Bar

2034 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

215-563-MEAT (6982)


Brunch is fast-becoming a Philadelphia favorite, and restaurants are responding by upping their game. Erin O'Hearn rounded up some newcomers bringing some flare to midday fare.

Made in Philly: A celebration of women-owned businesses

Mallow and Company




Sally B Munch Bars


Blake's Mother's Cookies



Artisan Exchange

208 Carter Dr #13b

West Chester, PA 19382

(610) 719-0282

March is, of course, women's history month. So we're closing it out by celebrating some female-owned businesses. We highlight four women all making a living crafting artisan foods.

Spring fashion tips

Joan Shepp

1811 Chestnut St


Commonwealth Proper

1839 Chestnut St, 2nd FL


Spring has officially sprung, and that means it's time to spring clean our wardrobe. For help with that, we turned to the fashion experts at Philadelphia Magazine, who gave us closet essentials for both guys and gals.

Love Arts

The Philly Pops Ella, Louis & All That Jazz (March 31-April 2nd)

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

(215) 670-2300

The Philly Pops performs Ella, Louis & All That Jazz from March 31st-April 2nd. Karen Rogers has a preview.

Broadway Philadelphia: Why you should Subscribe

Kimmel Center events & tickets

Hamilton is coming to Broadway Philadelphia for the 2018-19 season. Karen Rogers tells us how to guarantee seats to the show and takes a look at the upcoming season presented by The Kimmel Center & The Shubert Organization.

Getting out for a good cause

Red Cross Red Ball (emceed by Karen Rogers)

Saturday, April 1st (8pm-midnight)

Lincoln Financial Field

One Lincoln Financial Field Way

Philadelphia, PA

Dish it UP/Women Against Abuse (emceed by Melissa Magee)

Wednesday, March 29th (6 p.m.)

Cescaphe Event Group's Vie

600 N. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA

Food tasting and fundraising; it's a beautiful combination. Two of our favorite charities are getting ready to throw parties with a purpose.

FYI loves the arts

African American Museum

701 Arch St

Philadelphia, PA 19106


Philadelphia's African-American Museum celebrates its 40th birthday this year. Alicia Vitarelli takes a look at the full slate of special events on tap, starting with two photography exhibitions.

Shelter Me

J & Co Rescue

In this week's shelter, we visit a local rescue dedicated to helping dogs from rough pasts.

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