Dethroning Dmitri’s Octopus

Estia's Octopodi
Rick Nichols has a small piece today regarding Estia’s challenge to Dmitri’s legendary octopus.

Its extraordinary octopodi is sourced from Portugal and Spain, cleaned and tenderized with sea salt in a dedicated washing machine (that’s right, just the rinse and spin cycle), braised in red-wine vinegar, and grilled over charcoal. Over the fire it’s basted with the house vinaigrette, which slowly caramelizes, yielding a crackling, sweet crust. The tender, white coins are served Greek style with a dill-flecked salad of onion, pepper and capers.

Estia’s kingly octopus [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Estia [Official Site]

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    As long as we’re chatting Mollusks…
    Head up to South Philly Tap Room (by 15th and Mifflin)

    Great octopus…and they have happy hour from 4-6.
    Half off all drafts!