How did I not hear much about this place before? I called my brother for a recommendation in Dearborn tonight, and he recommended La Pita. Let's just say that I have a new favorite Middle Eastern spot, and of course it *has* to be all the way down in Dearborn.
With the exception of the fried pita chips, I loved every single thing that they put in front of me, from the fattoush salad, to the bread (which is just an A+, period), to the absolutely fabulous garlic sauce that they charge extra for (and deserve it) that the bread ends up being a delivery system for, to the lamb ghalaba which, after I had already eaten most everything else, I probably finshed 1/3 of, but not for lack of trying! Everything on the plate was *great*, from the perfectly cooked vegetables (and a lot of them!), to the lamb, which I was honestly worried they'd overcook, but it turned out wonderfully. If I ate one solitary piece of the lamb, it tasted just right, and it was also great in conjunction with the other flavors present.
I took home enough food for another entire meal (yeah, that might not be uncommon, but trust me: it is for me), and I'm still looking forward to it. I am really, *really* looking forward to going back and trying some other menu items, too. Hommous doesn't interest me (the chickpea and I just don't mesh together well), but my brother insists that it's great, as is the chicken tawook, the fried kibbee, and other things.
It is so wonderful to come across a place that's brand new to me and have my expectations not only met, but exceeded by a great margin. I could eat at this place once a week and not get sick of it.
If you haven't been, go. If you have been, why didn't you tell me sooner? ;)