The blog mmm-yoso!!! is not on vacation. Kirk and His Missus are on vacation. ed(from Yuma) is not on vacation. Cathy appears to be on vacation, but really her travels are all within San Diego County.
Hi. There is a new place West of the I-15 at Camino del Norte and Dove Canyon, right next to the Starbucks and in the same parking lot as the new Fresh and Easy in the 4S Ranch area.
"Fine Burgers, Tapas and Beer" it says on the sign...but Pitas and Buns has just opened and has not yet received its liquor license. I noticed inside on the large menu that P&B is "By Santorini", a local chain of four authentic Greek and Mediterranean restaurants which I have always found to be excellent, yet never posted about.
Since it just opened, and the liquor license is not in effect, P&B is offering several 'specials' (and pricing) to get you in to try their food. This gyros pita and salad combo was only $6. The salad, fresh, large and topped with cucumber, tomato, onions, pepperocini, olives and with wonderful Feta cheese and a fresh balsamic herb house dressing was excellent on its own. The gyros meat is *really* good. It is thick sliced, fresh tasting, thick cut and surrounded by the most *heavenly* light and chewy fresh baked bread. The "Greek yogurt sauce" is fresh, tangy and complimentary. A basic meal and just perfect.
This cup of "Leni's Chicken Soup" ($3.50) is divine! Creamy, eggy, lemony filled with vegetables (celery, onion, carrot) and chunks of chicken and fresh herbs. This is the home made soup that I strive to make. A bowl is $5 and from what I saw at another table, very much a meal...
The chopped house salad is $6 by itself. Topped with calamari, it was $8. Perfectly fried, tender calamari. Not greasy. A batter which is *so* right. A flavorful crispy tender blend of tastes. An excellent size portion.
The "Buns" part of the restaurant is for the hamburgers. All are 1/3 pound burgers and come with a choice of fries or Mediterranean coleslaw. Yes, we need to go back. The non-burger/Greek/Mediterranean food here is excellent and better than any other fast food place. The take out menu lists that "more burgers, salads, tapas, happy hours, beer and wine are coming soon". Pitas and Buns will become a destination for the people who live in this part of San Diego.
Pitas and Buns 16625 Dove Canyon Road, Suite 205 San Diego 92127 (858)485-6200