the $4.95 lunch special at the Pita Inn (photo by Steve Dolinsky)
There really isn't much to find these days on the lunch front for less than five bucks. I mean, you can get a burrito or a burger, but that never really satisfies - both from a taste and a nutritional standpoint. But the Pita Inn has been serving its impressive lunch special for $4.95 for years, and you can bet just about every day there's a line to score one. The Pita Inn has three suburban locations (Wheeling, Glenview, Skokie) and the lunch special is available on weekdays only, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The plate is overloaded with saffron-hued rice, kefta kebabs, shish kebab, falafel, salad and chicken kebabs. Make sure you order one of their freshly-squeezed glasses of lemonade to go along with it!
I couldn't very well offer up a "Something You Should Eat" on Fat Tuesday and not at least show you something Big Easy-related. I figured I offered up plenty of ideas and inspiration for NOLA eating in yesterday's posts, but today - as an edible amendment to the Pita Inn video - I'd like to show you the "dessert onslaught" we encountered at Commander's Palace on Sunday morning: