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Olympic Pita

micki trager | Mar 4, 2002 05:19 PM

For about two years now I've been held captive by the shwarma, felafel and certain of the salad offerings (the fried eggplant for one)at FAMOUS PITA. The hot sauce is great as is the tahini that you pump out of a keg (a most unsightly--almost indecent--action). Even though the place is a dirty disgusting hell hole (sorry, I'm not into that kind of 'charm')I close my eyes, order my meal, push a pervious patron's shit off the table and sit down and savor the perfectly seasoned and good-greasy shwarma. That said I decide, with encouragement from the postings on this board, to give OLYMPIC PITA a try. I figured yesterday would be the perfect time. Sunday--everything should be fresh and delicious. Well, I was right on one count--everything was fresh. Delicious was a whole other matter. What a disappointment. Yes, the place gets marks for being not nearly as disgusting as Famous Pita. It actually looked like they sunk a buck or two into it for cleanliness/ambiance sake. But, boy, the felafel was dry, salty and cold. The schwarma was bland, stringy and dried out. And all of this was fresh, mind you! The salad selections were OK. But the fried eggplant did not compare with the succulent greasiness of the same at Famous. The bread (made in house)was fluffy--fresh, but too spongy for my taste. The lafa looked better and maybe that's what i should have ordered but I doubt if there will be a next time. I'm taking out my blindfold and going back to filthy floors and unwashed tables of good old Famous Pita

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