Many of Ancient Greece's greatest artworks pay tribute to good food, from the lavish banquets depicted in Homer to the famed statue of Achilles holding a pita. Unite your sense of beauty with the sense of taste with today's Groupon: for $15, you get two gyros, chicken kebab, or falafel plates at Pita King in Escondido (up to a $30 value).
Pita King nurtures the legacy of Greek cuisine, which blossoms with grilled meats, fresh veggies, and toasty breads. Thin slices of hand-carved beef and lamb pack the gyros platter, and charbroiled chicken morsels nest on the chicken kebab plate. For vegetarians, deep-fried chickpeas crumble onto the falafel platter. All entree plates, each available in regular or full sizes, are piled high with portions of fluffy rice, warm pita bread, Greek salad, and a cucumber and yoghurt tzatziki sauce. After placing their order at the counter from a chalkboard menu, guests dine at tidy tables under prints of the Parthenon, Grecian hilltops, and beguiling goddesses who flood river valleys when the DVR forgets to record new episodes of Project Runway.
Sketched in across Pita King's chalkboard menu are a carefully chosen handful of quintessential Greek dishes, the succinct list providing an instantly accessible edible tour of Greece. Among the lucky few specialties culled from the whole of Greek cuisine are the vegetarian-friendly chickpea-based falafel meals and customer-favorite gyro sandwiches and plates, which both feature thin slices of beef and lamb tucked into warm pita bread. Lining the dining area's pale yellow and blue walls are prints of iconic Greek landmarks such as the Parthenon and Grecian hilltops, which punctuate the food's cultural roots more eloquently than a delivery service operated by Apollo's fiery chariot.