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Posted on Fri, Dec 16, 2011 : 5:50 p.m.

Frugal Friday at Ahmo's satisfies a vegetable craving with Greek Pita

By Mary Bilyeu


Mary Bilyeu, Contributor

On a recent Friday evening, I was left to amuse myself when the friend I'd had plans with went out of town unexpectedly on a business trip. Normally I'd have just prepared something simple, or perhaps eaten some leftovers. But on this particular night, I decided to pick up a take-out order to make things easy.

So I took myself to Ahmo's on Stone School Road — our Frugal Floozie Friday feature this week. This is one of three locations around town, each offering the same great food and friendly service any time I stop by.

Having indulged in a lot of things with, shall we say, less than redeeming nutritional value around that time, I was craving something with vegetables. So I was very happy to find that there were numerous healthy menu options within our mandatory Frugal Floozie Friday budget of $5 per person.

I ordered the Greek Pita for $4.49, and it was prepared almost immediately, despite there being several customers ahead of me; this could definitely have qualified as "fast food."

As you can see from the picture, the sandwich's filling was so generous that it could hardly be contained once I unwrapped it from the tight foil swaddling I'd brought it home in. The vegetables were fresh and crisp, flavorful and perfectly dressed without being soggy and soaking through the bread.

Each of the six vegetable pitas costs less than $5, and there are also soups, appetizers, side orders, desserts and half portions of salads for anywhere from $1.50 to $4.99. You can even go to Ahmo's for breakfast options that meet our rigorous budgetary standards.

How great to find Frugal Floozie Friday options on the menu all day long!

4001 Stone School Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

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Mary Bilyeu has won or placed in more than 60 cooking contests and writes about her adventures in the kitchen. She was thrilled to have her post about Scottish Oatmeal Shortbread named as one of the daily "Best of the Blogs" by the prestigious Food News Journal.

Go visit Mary's blog — Food Floozie — on which she enthuses and effuses over all things food-related. Her newest feature is Frugal Floozie Friday, seeking fun and food for $5 or less ... really! Feel free to email her with questions or comments or suggestions:

The phrase "You Should Only Be Happy" (written in Hebrew on the stone pictured in this post) comes from Deuteronomy 16:15 and is a wish for all her readers as they cook along with her ... may you always be happy here.



Sat, Dec 17, 2011 : 5:45 a.m.

Can anyone tell us the former name that Ahmos had at Huron and Division, back when they marketed their keg/beer sales?


Sat, Dec 17, 2011 : 9:18 p.m.

Yep, I had a bit of brain fade. You are correct, Big Market on Huron and Big 10 on Packard. They say the first thing to go is the memory.

Mary Bilyeu

Sat, Dec 17, 2011 : 2:17 p.m.

I've been here long enough that I should know this, but my brain is a sieve. Big 10 is now Morgan and York on Packard, but I can't speak to the other one ....


Sat, Dec 17, 2011 : 1:32 p.m.

It was the Big Market


Sat, Dec 17, 2011 : 11:59 a.m.

big 10 party store


Sat, Dec 17, 2011 : 5:02 a.m.

Who has ever used the words vegetable and craving together in a sentence? Go get a big juicy meat burger - hippies.


Sun, Dec 18, 2011 : 5:20 p.m.

I seriously doubt that is going to happen anytime soon, roadside.


Sun, Dec 18, 2011 : 4:51 a.m.

I would hate to see your meat loving colon...:P I crave veggies too!~ darn carnivore....LOL!


Sun, Dec 18, 2011 : 1:37 a.m.

You have a point - when a vegetable like onions is sauteed in butter, mixed with crab and stuffed inside a rare steak, they can be very sustenance quenching - I can almost smell the vitamins now. :-) ...and when you're on a date, of course beware of any "man" who eats salad as anything but an appetizer.....


Sat, Dec 17, 2011 : 2:33 p.m.

I could envision those two sentences being a fitting epitaph.

Mary Bilyeu

Sat, Dec 17, 2011 : 2:15 p.m.

Just as I sometimes crave chocolate chip cookies, brownies, pizza, and - of course! - burgers, I also sometimes hear my cells calling out for sustenance and nutrition rather than mere amusement. So I try to listen and give them salad or something else more redeeming than fat and sugar when they start making their demands known. Absurd, I know! But every so often, there's a little hissy fit that has to be squelched with vegetables ... :)


Fri, Dec 16, 2011 : 1:16 p.m.

Ahmo's has the best gyros