Hottest Pita Contest

The pita bread at Droubi's Bakery & Deli at 2721 Hillcroft used to be my favorite because you could always find a package that was still warm. The Hillcroft location is where Droubi's does all its baking. But recently Phoenicia Specialty Foods at 12141 Westheimer one-upped Droubi's.

Not only is the pita there baked fresh -- it comes out of the second floor oven on a conveyor belt that transports it to the bread department downstairs in the middle of the store. The flatbread is so hot, it's still puffy. It has to be squashed down so it will fit in the bag. You can snag a sack of hot pita minutes after it comes out of the oven.

Then you can sit down at a table in Phoenicia's new outdoor dining area and eat it right out of the bag.

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