Monday, April 29, 2013

The Pita Pit

Location: 2404 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
The Pita Pit on Urbanspoon

A Quick Word:
After a long night out in the Lincoln Park area, a few friends and I were looking for a late night spot to grab a snack.  The Pita Pit was still open and we decided to try a "healthier" option.  The location is great for late nighters and for college students, yet the prices are a little on the higher side for the portion size.  And for claiming their restaurant to be a healthier option, I seemed to encounter one of the greasiest pita sandwiches ever made.  The flavors hit the spot and tasted very authentic and the pita vessel held up fairly well.  I would definitely come back for a late night meal, but not for a normal lunch or dinner.  For that reason I gave it an average 2.5 mile rating.

What I Ate:

Philly Steak Pita

The Philly steak pita has the ingredients of a traditional Philly steak, but is served inside a warm pita shell.  Specifically, the pita has thinly sliced beef, grilled onions, and grilled peppers.  After they cook everything on the flat top, you are able to customize your sandwich by adding several vegetables and sauces.  I chose lettuce, tomato, spinach, corn, black beans, mushrooms, black olives, and giardinera.  I also added cheddar cheese and a jalapeño ranch sauce.  The pita was extremely greasy and a great "drunk food" option.  The steak was plentiful and there was a great spice added by the jalapeño ranch.  All of the vegetables seemed fresh when looking at them, but after they are cooked down, they just look and taste like an oily mess.  But, can't complain too much for late night meal.

The DOs/DON'Ts:
- Open late... so definitely try it out after a night of drinking.

- Limited parking around the area.  I wouldn't suggest driving.

How far would I walk for this food?

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