Half-off bar menu at Bliss

Chris Dhmitri  is marking his first year as owner of Bliss (220 S. Broad St.) and his 50th anniversary in the restaurant business by knocking 50 percent off his bar menu for the month of August.

This will mean $6 martinis, glasses of wines for $4 to $7, and shrimp tempura for $7.50.

Among Dhmitri's restaurants were Kanpai at NewMarket (now a hole in the ground) and Chris’ Jazz Café in Center City (which he later sold). Dhmitri plans to change Bliss' facade this fall.

Your next question might be: Whatever happened to Francesco Martorella, who founded Bliss? He's executive chef at the new Capital Grill location in Cherry Hill.