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.
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Introducing James and Friday Saturday Sunday
1835 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
Friday Saturday Sunday
261 S 21st St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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
On Point Bistro
1200 Point Breeze Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19146
1516 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
2034 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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
208 Carter Dr #13b
West Chester, PA 19382
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
1811 Chestnut St
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.
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
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
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
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.
J & Co Rescue
In this week's shelter, we visit a local rescue dedicated to helping dogs from rough pasts.