The myth of Prometheus stealing fire from the gods is traditionally read as a metaphor for humanity's general drive for discovery and specific love of petty theft. Pay homage to the falafel-frying power of fire with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of Greek fare and drinks at Pita King, located in Escondido.
Practiced cuisine crafters at Pita King dress dishes with authentic Greek fare from a menu of fresh, healthy noshes at a family-friendly eatery. Plant incisors in the fried zucchini starter ($7) before navigating the gyro plate's Scylla and Charybdis of hand-carved beef and lamb, served on a roiling sea of rice, with greek salad, pita, and tzatziki sauce ($12 for a regular serving, $15 for a full). Fare fashioners appease herbivorous chompers and time-travelling brontosauruses with a garden-yanked hodgepodge of hummus, tabbouleh, falafel, stewed cabbage-patch dolls, and spanakopita in the vegetarian combo ($14) and content carnivorous caverns with a stalactite-skewered charbroiled chicken kabob sandwich ($8).
Pita King's vibrant décor takes diners on a visual tour of the Greek Isles. The pale yellow and blue walls, peppered with portraits of exotic scenes, transport Pita King patrons to tzatziki-sea shorelines strewn with beached gyros and pita umbrellas.
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.
1061 W El Norte Pkwy.
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