When you walk in the front door of the new Fadi's Mediterranean restaurant in West Houston, you are looking into the business end of a gorgeous Renato pizza oven. And Fadi's doesn't even make pizza. The new state-of-the-art Fadi's, which is located in the Shadowbriar Shopping Center on Westheimer just east of Dairy-Ashford, uses the wood-burning brick oven to turn out a constant supply of hot flatbread. Although "flatbread" is something of a misnomer in this case since the dough rounds balloon up after a few minutes on the hot bricks and actually look more like pillows when they come out of the oven. But the point of the pizza oven is to turn out a top quality pita that's extra crispy on the outside crust and wonderfully soft and bready in the middle--sort of like a great pizza.
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