Two local dining fixtures have branched out.
Nine years to the day that West Ave Grille opened in Jenkintown, the casual, big-menued American opened a second location in Dresher's Dreshertown Shopping Center (1650 Limekiln Pike, 215-367-5428). Decor is much the same as it was under previous occupant Carambola. Both locations are open from 8 a.m. through dinnertime from Tuesdays through Sundays.
Dmitri's, which has been on the city's map since 1989 for its grilled Greek specialties, has stretched its tentacles into Northern Liberties for Dmitri Chimes' third location, joining the Queen Village original and the 10-year-old Fitler Square outpost. The BYOB at 944 N. Second St., at Laurel Street (215-592-4550), is open for dinner daily from 5:30 p.m., has about 30 seats on tiny marble tables, plus a dozen at the counter. Dmitri's usual rules of engagement apply: cash and checks only, no reservations.