Dining With Denise Neil

Just opened: Olives & Pitas

For a long time, Syed Jillani has talked about putting in a new restaurant in the space at 756 N. Tyler adjacent to his fabulous Indian place, Kababs. It formerly held Red Mesa (may it and its amazing salsa and cilantro pesto enchiladas rest in peace) and anyone who visited Kebabs and needed to use the restroom traipsed through it on the way.

Last week, he opened Olives & Pitas in the space. (As my friend, Katie, said, “Now we finally know what the … meant after Kababs. Hahahahahaaaaaaaaaaa)

It’s a Mediterranean restaurant that features various chef stations where customers can choose toppings for their shwarma or flatbread pizzas. The menu, which also includes items such as sandwiches, salads and hummus, can be seen here.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 316-351-7709.