Pita Pit opens in Erie PA, Lucky’s hosts Indian restaurant, Sammy’s has barbecue

The local franchise of Pita Pit, 6803 Peach St., is finally open and busy, owner John Paolella said when contacted Friday at lunchtime. They are open every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., except Sunday, when they close at 9 p.m.

Paolella said on Facebook that the restaurant’s official opening took place on September 27. “It’s been a long process and a ton of work but I’m here,” he wrote, adding that he could use a few more staff. The same could be said for almost any restaurant in the area.

Pita Pit offers healthy wraps and pita sandwiches designed to be healthy. The store is located between Starbucks and Sports Clips on Upper Peach Street. For more information visit pitapitusa.com.

Jennie Geisler:Opening of the Pita Pit franchise on Upper Peach Street; new food truck opened in Erie

Closures:Dave’s Diner on Erie’s North Park Row closed until 2023; Coconut Joe’s to follow on Saturday

Also recently opened is Kababmaster, inside Lucky’s Food Mart at 701 State St. Owner Suresh Sharma said he cooks and serves authentic Indian food in a corner kitchen inside the Food Mart. The Department of Health approved its license on September 24.

The restaurant is open daily, 11am to 8pm, and every day it focuses on food from a different region of India, so don’t expect to get the same on every visit.

“It’s very hard, but really sinful,” Sharma said with a laugh.

Lakeside Sammy's in Edinboro changed its name and menu at the end of August.  Sammy's Smokehouse now serves barbecue in addition to its hot dogs and custard.

In case you missed it, in August, Sammy’s smoking room, 222 W. Plum St., Edinboro, changed its name and adopted a barbecue-themed menu consisting of breast, chicken, pork, ribs and turkey. Their accompaniments are typical dishes of the soul, including oatmeal, baked beans, black-eyed peas, collard greens, mashed potatoes, macaroni salad, and macaroni and cheese. They still serve hot dogs and custard, which they opened with earlier last summer. They are open from Wednesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sammy’s currently collects Thanksgiving canned goods and non-perishables for the Edinboro pantry. Two cans get you $ 5 off your meal at Sammy’s. They are also planning a Trunk-or-Treat for October 31st. For more information on both, visit www.facebook.com/SammysSmokehouse.

Controls:Erie County Restaurant Inspections September 23-29, 2021

In other delicious news

The Lick & Sip at Pier 6 Rooftop is just too tempting to skip summer just yet.

If you’re not ready to let go of summer, head to Pier roof 6, 6 Sassafras Pier, and try one of these: The Lick & Sip: alcoholic berry ice pop served in a glass of Prosecco. And how. For more information visit www.upick6.com.

Cap & Cork from Paris offers an impressive number of individual cans to create your own four and six packs.

Paris’s Cap & Cork, 4823 Peach St., has at least an entire cooler filled with single cans of craft beers from which you can make your own four or six pack. Do you know that feeling when you eat a dozen assorted donuts? It’s even better. Other places have do-it-yourself packs, but this is the biggest assortment of choices I’ve seen. See for yourself at www.facebook.com/parisscapncork.

Another sign that summer 2021 does not give up easily: Edinboro Lake Resort – Sunset Grill, 12670 Edinboro Road, Edinboro, will be open until October 17, according to a Facebook post on September 23. The hours will remain the same: 11h 23h every day. The kitchen may close earlier depending on the weather. The rental of cabins and boats is available until November 1st. www.facebook.com/elrsunsetgrill to learn more.

If you have any news or questions about regional restaurants, please email [email protected], or call her at 814-969-2208.

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