Oct 16, 2015


When I was in college, I made a weekly trip to Macri's Deli for a veggie pita.  (OK, maybe it was more than weekly, but it was cheap and I was in college, so who's counting).  Anywhoose, for some strange reason I awoke at the crack of dawn a few days ago craving a veggie pita.

I am happy to report that I think, for the very first time in my pitiful little life, I have nailed it!  I came home from the grocery with the necessary provisions, sliced and diced and microwaved, and voila!  It was 1987 all over again.

Simple enough, really...flatbread, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, onion, green pepper, mushrooms, and shredded cheese.  After a quick zap, a bit of cucumber ranch dressing and nom nom nom!  I have to ask...who's happier than me?

* Stewey tells me that the V in Hail to the V has absolutely nothing remotely to do with vegetables, but I'm too busy preparing tomorrow's culinary adventure to argue with him.

** Stewey also tells me that Macri's Deli is still in business (but in a different location) and that they still have the Veggie Pita on their menu and that I could have driven there in three and a half minutes to get one, but it's the Friday night of the Notre Dame/ USC weekend and I'm not going anywhere other than my Happy Chair and a few hot soapy tubs!


  1. You have the best writing style of us all...I look forward to your posts, Coni :)

  2. Glad you could duplicate such a tasty treat that was so satisfying. I had a veggie sandwich at a bakery years ago with the same contented conclusion, "How can I make this at home." I got brave and asked the chef/cook what kind of cheese she used. It was Queso Fresco (Mexican Cheese). I would have never figured that out on my own. I've since made the sandwich 4-5 times and licked my lips as I patted myself on my back.

  3. I love it when I can duplicate a favorite food. I'm on a quest now to figure out a good recipe for Kerbey Lane's (an Austin, Texas restaurant) "Kerbey Queso". It's probably a good thing that we live almost 4 hours from Austin or I'd be eating it a lot more often. I've even ordered it for breakfast.

  4. Sounds yummy! I hope you enjoyed your evening!

  5. Your sandwich sounds wonderful!!
    I started laughing when I read the title of your post, and also when Stewey tried to explain it! HAHA I laugh every time that tacky ad comes on tv!!! No, it has nothing to do with vegetables!! Thanks for the humor!