Pita Grill, the well-liked Lebanese purveyor of shawarma in Irvine Company's Crossroads shopping center which was suddenly and unceremoniously closed about a year ago after a struggle with its landlord, has reopened…somewhere else.
Its owner, Amer Taha, e-mailed us and said that his Pita Grill has now been resurrected at 3070 West Chapman Ave in Orange.
Will the veggie plate be the same as I wrote about it on that Eat This Now column right around the time it closed? I'm sure of it.
The website still reads http://pitagrillirvine.com, and the menu has not changed.
Edwin Goei was born on the island of Java, grew up in La Habra, studied in Irvine, and eats everywhere. Before becoming an award-winning restaurant critic for OC Weekly in 2007, he went by the alias “elmomonster” on his blog Monster Munching, in which he once wrote a whole review in haiku.