We’re Going Someplace Called “Pita Inn?” In Skokie? Really?
It’s not often that Kashif sends out an invite, so it was a rare occasion indeed. James had also made mention of this fine establishment, so that’s two solid recommendations.
To be honest, on the car ride up… we were all a little wary. We (Chris, Ben, Justin and me) were driving out to Skokie, to eat at a place called Pita Inn? Most of us were familiar with the goodness that is Sultan’s Market, so we were a little wary.
On walking up to order, I saw this delicious sign… and any/all doubts were assuaged.
I ordered the Combination Feast, which included Shish Kabob, Kifta Kabob, Shawarma and Falafel served with rice pilaf, salad and home made pita. I had never had Kifta before, and I think this is a new favorite.
I was amazed at the prices. I spent a bit more getting the combo plate, but the sheer amount of food you get, given what you pay is ridiculous.
We spent a good while at the dinner table talking, exchanging stories, and laughing a good deal. It’s been a long while since I’ve had those deep, belly laughs that make you tear up a bit… so tonight was a nice evening out. And in some ways, a bit of a guys’ night out, too. A lot of fun stories involving canoes, driving in reverse, and Kevin Bacon. Good times.
Outside the front door, looking in to the kitchen. I stood here watching one of the cooks prepare falafel and the whole process (him filling up a scoop, leveling it off with a knife) was incredibly hypnotic.