March 28, 2013
[Photograph: Nathan Lurz]
Don't you just love it when the name of the restaurant completely describes what can be found inside? At Milo's Pita Place there's a guy named Milo and he serves fillings in pita bread. That's all that need be known.
On said pita, you can get a surprisingly delicious falafel sandwich ($3.99). It is ultra-minimalistic, only consisting of the fried chickpea balls, lettuce, tomato, and cucumber. The pita itself is thin and a touch tougher than most, but not in a way that takes away from the wrap. As long as you're not expecting something big and fluffy, it's fairly tasty.
It also works well to highlight the subtle flavor of the falafel itself, which delivers a nice hit of chickpea and parsley. It's semi-soft crumbly texture offers a good contrast to the crunchy lettuce and cucumber, making for a nice little sandwich. But it is launched firmly into serious eats territory when you add the fiery red pepper sauce served on the side to add some punch.
Milo's Pita Place
6310 N. Western Ave Chicago, IL 60659 (map)
About the author: Nathan Lurz is an intern at Serious Eats Chicago. When he's not reviewing the occasional sammich, he spends his time trying to convince people to pay him to be a journalist, working at the non-partisan political news site Reboot Illinois, and being amazed he is a professional sandwich reviewer. Follow his wittiness on Twitter at @LurzBlurbz
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