Grilled Feta Pita – Kopper Kitchen
I have been coming to the Kopper Kitchen in St. Petersburg for lunch for many years, as it is close to the schoolhouse. The restaurant is family owned and operated and it always makes me feel at home.The atmosphere is simple and inviting. Even when I go in here and eat alone, the waitresses are super sweet. (I have been to places where they do NOT cater to the solo eater; that is not the case at all here!) The average age of the customers always seems to be about 72, so it makes me feel like a young whipper snapper. The Vegetarian Reuben is one of my favorite sandwiches and the best item on the menu. Grilled rye, shredded carrots, sprouts, tofu, tomato, onions, mushrooms, sauerkraut, cheese, and some special sauce. Get about 57 napkins to help you eat this in public. It comes with a decent potato salad and a pickle.
My second favorite item at Kopper Kitchen is the Grilled Feta Pita. I miss coming here with my recently retired friend Lori. She is the best kind of friend, as she will usually order the Feta and I’ll order the Reuben and then we split, so that I may have BOTH of these tasty treats at one sitting! Feta, tomatoes, sprouts, and onions…so simple and so amazing.
I am always happy and satisfied when I walk out the doors of Kopper Kitchen. They do not accept credit cards; they do take debit, and I believe there is a small fee attached. Word on the street is that the breakfast here is also pretty satisfying.