A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from August 25, 2010
Quesapita or Quesa-Pita (quesadilla + pita)

A “quesapita” (or “quesa-pita") is a quesadilla served using pita bread instead of a tortilla. The restaurant chains The Pita Pit and Mr. Pita both offer quesapitas.

“Quesapita” is cited in print since at least 2006.


The Pita Pit
218 E Calder Way
STATE COLLEGE, PA 16801
(814) 234-1228
Quesa Pita
Melted cheddar cheese & secret sauce, plus your choice of toppings!

Mr. Pita
35520 Groesbeck Hwy, north of 15 Mile, Clinton Twp, MI, Clinton Township, MI 48035
(586) 790-0500
Quesapitas
STEAK QUESAPITA
Steak, American cheese, red and green peppers, onions, and Taco sauce
CHICKEN QUESAPITA
Chicken, American cheese, white beans, green and red peppers, onions, tomatoes, and taco sauce

22 March 2006, Chico (CA) Enterprise-Record, “Starving Student Column: Pita Pit - A good break from the traditional fare” by Danny Bernardini:
For those who oppose killing animals to eat them there are also meatless choices—California quesapita and hummus…

either/or
quesapita
Sunday, August 26, 2007 · Filed In: Annoying, complain complain complain
I tried the new grande quesadilla from Taco Bell and I must say I didn’t like it very much. I love the regular quesadillas but the fluffy bread that they use kindof grosses me out. It seemed more like pita bread than it did a tortilla, which is obviously what it is NOT.

GrubCritic (State College, PA)
Late Night Pita Pit
February 21st, 2010 | Author: mazz
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The delivery took awhile but I expected that to happen on a Saturday night in State College. I decided to try something from Pita Pit that I had never eaten before, the quesapita. The quesapita is exactly what it sounds like, a quesadilla made with a pita instead of a tortilla. As simple as this might sound it is a great idea that I have never seen anywhere else before. The quesapita I ordered came with steak but you can choose any type of meat you want, and you can also add tomatoes for free and an assortment of other toppings for a small additional charge. The quesapita was soft and chewy with steak and cheddar cheese towards the center, and the outside of it was crunchy and crisp like a baked pita chip, a very satisfying one two punch of crunch and chew.

Do That.
12 July 2010
Quesapita for lunch?
(...)
I made this Quesapita with my Green Pan in about 2-3 minutes. Take one whole wheat pita (sans partially–or fully–hydrogenated anything) and cut it in half. Spritz both sides with olive oil (or use butter, whatever is your pleasure). Take one slice of meunster cheese (melts nicely) and cut diagonally into 2 triangles. The triangles fit perfectly into the 2 semicircles you just cut the pita into. Lay the pieces into your pan on medium-high heat and flip over after a minute or so. Cook until golden or until the cheese is melted, cut with a pizza wheel and serve.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Wednesday, August 25, 2010 • Permalink