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Dinner and a movie

Israeli Tal Sasson came to America with a dream: to own a restaurant and cook for friends. The first step of his journey began with the Pita Post food truck, which is often seen at festivals, during lunchtimes at office complexes and in downtown Detroit, and is often hired for catered events. Now, Sasson has realized the next step of his goal with the opening of The Pita Post as the featured kitchen in The Maple Cafe, the new restaurant in The Maple Theater in Bloomfield Township, which opened November 20. The cafe and theater are owned by Jon and Lauren Goldstein, of Cloud Nine Theater Partners, who said they are thrilled to open the doors with The Pita Post. The Pita Post, which is known for fresh, fast and healthy food, will feature pita sandwiches and salads, along with soups, sides and movie snacks. On Sundays, there will be a Mediterranean brunch which will feature specialties including Shakshuka. Great Lakes Coffee will continue to be available. Metro Intelligencer is a monthly column devoted to news stories, tidbits and gossip items about what's happening on the restaurant scene in the metro Detroit area. Metro Intelligencer is reported/created each month by Dana Casadei who can be reached at with news items or tips, on or off the record.

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