Pita's round shape lends itself to scooping hummus or safeguarding young children from the razor-sharp corners of traditional sliced bread. Embrace culinary caution with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Mediterranean fare at Pita Place in Bixby.
Pita Place's head foodsmith dishes out a menu of authentic Mediterranean cuisine inspired by savory secrets he learned from his father, a former chef for a Middle Eastern royal family in Iran. Char-grilled chunks of top sirloin souvlaki ($12) buddy up with flame-broiled vegetables, which are capable of withstanding hotter temperatures than equatorial crockpots. Guests choose a duo of meats, including gyro, chicken, chelo, or shish kebab, to customize a combination platter ($13), and herbivores blitz the meatless bounty of falafel, grilled vegetables, and stuffed grape leaves on the vegetarian platter ($10). Incisors tear through white or wheat pita sandwiches ($5.79) loaded with meats such as chicken kebab or a mixture of beef and lamb before tasting persian ice cream ($4) blended with vanilla, pistachio, saffron, rose water, and sweet nothings borrowed from a local poet.
At the Pita Place, you might sit down to the same meal that the Iranian royal family once enjoyed. That’s thanks to owner Fred’s father, who passed down to his son the skills he acquired as a chef for the Iranian rulers. Now, Fred upholds family traditions with a menu of classic Middle Eastern and Mediterranean fare that has been lauded by Urban Tulsa and Tasty Tulsa. Chefs shave off hunks of slow-roasted gyro meat, and enfold falafel patties in warm pita bread. For dessert, they dish out a colder food—Persian ice cream, a blend of vanilla ice cream, pistachio, saffron, rose water, and sweet nothings borrowed from a local poet.