Pita Pit battle begins
The Pita Pit franchise on North Ash Street in Spokane is a finalist in a company competition that could mean free pitas for customers.
The Battle of the Pita Pits includes the store at 6314 N. Ash St., owned by Ryan Simpson and John Sorrentino. The store is one of 64 locations competing for online votes. Fans can log on to the Pita Pit Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/pitapitrocks to vote for their favorite. Each week, half of the locations will be eliminated. During each round, one fan will win free pitas for a year. The location that outlasts the rest will offer free pitas all day to its customers. The winner will be announced Feb. 8.
Reserve Orlando’s banquet room
The student-run restaurant at the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy has a private banquet room that is open for reservations Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from Jan. 16 through March 1.
Orlando’s and the banquet room are important training facilities for students in the culinary arts program at Spokane Community College. The private room can seat up to 45 and there is no room charge. The current banquet menu is available at www.scc.spokane.edu/ ?culbanqmenu. Audio-visual equipment is available.
Call (509) 533-7283 for questions or reservations.
Weight Watchers book released
The new cookbook for Weight Watchers includes two sections for slow cooker dishes – a bonus section of new recipes, along with other classic slow cooker recipes.
The 40 slow cooker recipes are among the 500 healthy recipes in “Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook” (Wiley, $29.99). The book also includes basic healthy cooking techniques to help cooks overhaul their culinary and eating habits.
Look inside today’s Food section on Page C4 for a recipe from the book for North African Lamb and Squash Stew.