International eating isn't a dangerous adventure through customs, where the customs officer asks you to open your bag, and you refuse, which prompts him to teach you about manners by reading select Goofus and Gallant comic strips. Enjoy hassle-free, flavor-rich world cuisine with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of international fare and non-alcoholic drinks at Farrago on Gray Street.
Like a dining hall at the Olympic Village, the menu at Farrago unites the best cuisine of sundry different nations. Indian influences are manifest in the scrumptious curried chicken, which floods palates with flavor through a torrent of curried orange reduction, dried cherries, apricots, sun-dried tomatos, mango, fresh cilantro, roasted peanuts, and basmati rice ($12). Tastily venture farther southeast with a Thai vegetarian stir-fry, brimming with rice noodles, carrots, zucchini, and cilantro ($13), or by canoeing across the Bay of Bengal. A delectable large chicken-and-garlic pizza ($18) delectably abbreviates longings for Italian cuisine. The appetizer menu also features alluring Eastern dishes, such as fried egg rolls and crispy calamari (each $9).
Gayot calls Farrago a restaurant for "a hip, young Midtown crowd" and gives it a 13. Citysearchers give Farrago a four-star average, TripAdvisors give it 3.5 owl eyes, and Yelpers give it a three-star average. Eighty-one percent of Urbanspooners recommend the restaurant.
- One of the best starters is curried mussels, enhanced by a side of garlic bread. Innovative pizzas are also solid---try the jerked version with Canadian bacon and mango. – Gayot
Farrago World Cuisine
Specializing in regionally influenced international provender since 2000, Farrago World Cuisine presents worldly wonders with the help of a local network of farmers, growers, butchers, fishermen, and people to fact-check the fisherman. Awarded both “Best Posole” and “Best Brunch” by H Texas Magazine, the adventurous chefs prescribe remedies for bored palates such as chilaquiles, Cajun eggs benedict with crawfish cream, and Hawaiian sweet red crab cakes. Noteworthy dishes lurk between the pages of the other menus as well—Elizabeth Searcy of the Midtown Paper was enamored of the curried mussels, saying, “The marriage of basil, cilantro, and lime in the sauce is not spicy, but wonderfully fresh and aromatic,” while the reviewers at Guyot praised the grilled salmon with sweet potato puree and nectarine salsa.