Your final summer checklist of things to do and places to eat

Monday, August 6, 2018
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This week's show is full of things to do before the summer comes to an end.

This weekend on FYI Philly....It's the last gasp of summer. We sample some new dining options and refreshing finishers, explore some secret gardens and find some fun down the shore and a fun new way to get fit. Plus where you can see a billion dollars!

FYI Philly airs Saturdays at 7 p.m. and encores Sundays at midnight.

Sweepstakes

Win a $100 Redner's gift card: In the Kitchen sweepstakes

Win a family 4-pack of tickets to World's Fair of Money: Enter now

Secret Dining Gardens

Summer is all about getting out and enjoying the weather as much as you can so Jeannette Reyes rounds up some restaurants with little secret gardens.

Laurel | Facebook

1617 E. Passyunk Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19148

215-271-8299

Russet | Facebook

1521 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

215-546-1521

The Good King Tavern | Facebook

614 S. 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

215-625-3700

Southwark | Facebook

701 S. 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

267-930-8538

New Summer Dining

Looking for new restaurants to try? There are new places popping up in the city and the suburbs.

Andiario | Facebook

106 W Gay Street, West Chester, PA 19380

Moo Moo Milk Bar | Facebook

4751 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073

Brickwall Tavern | Facebook

1213 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Talk | Facebook

2121 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Refreshing Finishers

When the weather is hot, you want something cool. Here are some restaurants with refreshing desserts to finish your meal.

Cadence Restaurant | Instagram: @cadencerestaurant

161 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19123

215-419-7537

Harp & Crown | Facebook

1525 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

215-330-2800

Fond | Facebook

1537 S. 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148

215-550-5000

Ocean City Virtual Reality

Summer trips down the shore can be a great escape from the reality of life. Or, in Ocean City, you can enter into a world of virtual reality.

Liberty Virtual Reality | Facebook

1078 Boardwalk, Ocean City, N.J. 08226

609-938-6029

How to drink like a celebrity

Mixologist to the stars Colin Asare Appiah shows you how to make two D'uss'e cocktails VIPs and celebs will enjoy during Jay-Z and Beyonce's OTR II tour. .

Recipes: D'uss'e cocktails

The 13th (Honoring Jay-Z's 13th Studio Album - 4:44) | D'uss'e lemonade

Dance Fit Chestnut Hill

There's a new spot in Chestnut Hill where you can disguise your exercise by busting a move.

Dance Fit Chestnut Hill | Facebook

98 Bethlehem Pike, Philadelphia, PA 19118

215-242-3324

Made in Philly: Judy's Homemade Ice Cream

We visit a local ice cream shop where everything is homemade and the chef is self-taught.

Judy's Homemade Ice Cream | Facebook

19 E Hinckley Avenue, Ridley Park, PA 19078

484-494-0019

Philly's Classic Cook-Off Presented by Budweiser

Philly Mag Classic Cook-Off

Philadelphia Magazine is putting a new twist on your favorite dishes. It's the first ever Philly's Classic Cook-Off and the city's most iconic foods are getting reinvented.

Thursday, August 23rd, 5:30-8pm

The Piazza

1001 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

In The Kitchen with Alessi: Back to School Recipes

Gina Gannon goes In the kitchen with Alessi Foods and Redner's registered dietician Meredith McGrath for some family-friendly recipes perfect for back to school time.

In the Kitchen with Alessi

Recipes: White balsamic fruit crostini | Risotto punch bowl

Musikfest

Musikfest is in full swing with nearly 400 artists from around the world. Melissa hits the road to see how much there is to see, hear and do.

Musikfest | 6abc at Musikfest

Aug. 3-12

ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks

101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015

610-332-1300

FYI Loves the Arts

The Mann Center has another two months left in its summer season and it's a jam packed concert schedule with everything from rock to R & B to reggae to country.

TheArtsInPhilly.com | @TheArtsInPhilly

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

5201 Parkside Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19131

215-546-7900

Mann Center events | Facebook

World's Fair of Money (Aug. 14-18) | Ticket sweepstakes

Pennsylvania Convention Center

1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Shelter Me

This week's Shelter Me focuses on a program that connects veterans with adoptable service dogs.

Above and Beyond Dog Training | Facebook

25B Church Street, Mount Holly, N.J.

One Love Animal Rescue Friends 4 Vets | Available pets

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