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.
Rick Nichols is feeling nostalgic for a time before Philadelphia’s BYOB boom, a time when a visit toÂ Dmitri’s was almost magical. Now Nichols visits the third Dmitri’s and finds that the Northern Liberties location can take you home again.
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]
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.
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.
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 Genoâ€™s Steakâ€™s, Hall and Oates and Rocky 2 through 6 all somewhere near the top. But after dining on Dmitriâ€™s (2227 Pine St. 215.985.3680) octopus weâ€™ve decided it beats them all to a pulpo. The â€œsmall plateâ€ 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.
So what do you think readers, does Tim have a point?
Is the octopus at Dmitri's overrated?
Entirely possible if we're talking Fitler Square (48%, 53 Votes)
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.