Monday, January 5, 2009 at 12 a.m.
Costa Mesa's The Whole Pita (a.k.a. "The Greek Island Grill") is now known as "Thasos - Greek Island Grille".
Same owners, same food (for the most part), but a new name.
Why did the place pull a Sean "Puff Daddy/P. Diddy/Diddy" Combs on us? I called and asked. They have a few new items, they said. I didn't really press on to get them to really tell me why "Thasos" was better than "The Whole Pita", because I kind of already knew.
"The Whole Pita" sounds like a place that focuses on just, well, pitas -- and why pigeonhole yourself when you don't have to, especially when Greek food has more to it than pitas.
Plus, Thassos is an actual Greek island!
In any case, I was glad to see that they were sticking it out. In this economy, you do whatever you can, even if you have to follow the playbook of a self-promoting rap mogul.
THASOS - Greek Island Grille, 3940 S. Bristol St., Suite 113, Santa Ana, CA 92704