Fitler Square Dmitri’s Is on the Market


The home of Dmitri’s at 2227 Pine Street is in the process of being sold. Even though the sale isn’t complete and Dmitri’s is still open for business, the restaurant space is already being marketed. Owner Dmitri Chimes tells Michael Klein the rent is going up and he is moving out.

The space should generate some interest as the 1,600 foot space is at the corner of 23rd and Pine, opposite of Fitler Square and is fully equipped.

2227 Pine Street [CBRE | FAMECO]

Coming Back to Dmitri’s

Rick Nichols is feeling nostalgic for a time before Philadelphia’s BYOB boom, a time when a visit to Dmitri’s was almost magical. Now Nichols visits the third Dmitri’s and finds that the Northern Liberties location can take you home again.

A homey one of a kind [Philadelphia Inquirer]

Quick Bites

New York’s Serafina will be opening a branch at 10 Rittenhouse. Expect Northern Italian cuisine prepared on a wood burning grill. [The Insider]

Rybread, a gourmet sandwich cafe is up for an early April opening at 2319 Fairmount Avenue. [Rybread]

Bodhi Coffee is opening on Headhouse Square in early April. The coffee shop will feature Stumptown Coffee and tasty treats from Betty’s Tasty Buttons. [Meal Ticket]

Michael Klein has some details on Stephen Starr’s forthcoming El Rey. It’s aiming for an April opening. [The Insider]

25 teas will be among the offerings at Unitea on 44th Street when it opens on or around Mach 29th. [Meal Ticket]

Paloma, the Northeast’s French-Mexican restaurant that closed in October is coming back to life on 8th Street in South Philadelphia. [The Insider]

The third location of Dmitri’s is now open for business in Northern Liberties. [The Insider]

Frozen yogurt spot Sprinkles is now known as Kiwi Yogurt. The name change comes from a legal challenge. [Meal Ticket]

Quick Bites

Bart Blatstein has been running Vino at the Piazza at Schmidt’s and effective Monday, February 1st he’ll be handing the reins over to Italian restaurateurs Fabio Auguadro and Andrea Scotacci. The new name will be Apollinare and upgrades to the setting and staff can be expected. [The Insider]

Dmitri’s third location is about a month out at 944 N 2nd Street. [The Insider]

Among the dinner additions coming to Hawthornes on February 3rd, a french fry menu with toppings like pulled pork, jerk chicken and dipping sauces. [Meal Ticket]

Verdad is adding 30 seats upstairs as well as a garden deck. [Philadelphia Inquirer]

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Something Fishy In Northern Liberties

Michael Klein reports that Dmitri Chimes is adding a third location to his Dmitri’s empire. The grilled-octopus emporium is going in to the old Elixir Cafe on North 2nd Street. Opening is set for late September and like the original, it will be BYOB.

A third Dmitri’s [The Insider]

Soft Shells

We have a soft spot for soft shell crabs. We’ve already sampled the soft shell crab sandwich at the Standard Tap. We’re looking forward to our first order of soft shells at Dmitri’s. It looks like Bridget Foy’s might be just as crazy about the cuddly crustacean as we are.

From now to June 30th, Bridget Foy’s is offering four different soft shell crab specials.

  • Kenzinger Beer Battered Soft Shell Crab Sandwich / creole remoulade / shaved cabbage $13
  • Tempura Soft Shell Crab/spicy peanut vinaigrette / noodle salad $13
  • Pan Seared Soft Shell Crabs/ fresh linguini / roasted cherry tomatoes / saffrom broth $26
  • Buttermilk Soft Shell Crabs/ jalapeno grits / creamy cole slaw $26

Bridget Foy’s [Official Site]

Overrated Octopus?

Tim McGinnis breaks down where to enjoy octopus all year round but in so doing, he takes a big-time shot at Dmitri’s!

When compiling a list of all things overrated in Philadelphia, Field Guide has Geno’s Steak’s, Hall and Oates and Rocky 2 through 6 all somewhere near the top. But after dining on Dmitri’s (2227 Pine St. 215.985.3680) octopus we’ve decided it beats them all to a pulpo. The “small plate” of drywall tough legs was served up in a fishy, oily sauce by an apathetic slacker staff more interested in reading their art industry magazines than delivering great grub. It made us as disappointed as a kid at Christmas with a stocking full of tube socks.

giant_octopusSo what do you think readers, does Tim have a point?
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Cephaloparty Time [Philadelphia Weekly]

Food Blog Round Up

It was all good, but the Pollo a la Brasa ruled the roost at El Balconcito in the Northeast. [The Philadining Blog]

Foodzings hadn’t been to Dmitri’s but made up for it with a feast. Great, now we’re jonesing. [Foodzings]

Uncle Jimmy enjoys a “grrreat mint tea” at Shouk and offers some sage dating advice as well. [Uncle Jimmy Eats]

Philadining discovers Cajun Kate’s in Boothwyn and is hooked. [The Philadining Blog]

Foodzings goes off the menu at Sang Kee in Chinatown and the lemongrass wings were well worth it. [Foodzings]

It’s Moore Brothers Wine and fine Italian food at Mezza Luna in South Philly. [Moore Bros. Blog]

Enjoying Dmitri’s

Foodaphilia visits and photographs one of her favorite spots in Philadelphia, Dmitri’s.

Dimitri’s is an affordable way to sample some of the finest seafood in the city. Two appetizer plates and three large entrees came to $60 before tip. Large plates are also very large. I’d been on a small fast all day to save room for the dinner I knew I was going to love, but I still had to ask for half a dozen of my scallops to be wrapped up for lunch the next day.

Dimitri’s Queen’s Village [Foodaphilia]

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