Greek fare, like the Greek alphabet, often graces the T-shirts of college students. Pledge to keep meals in mouths with today's Groupon: for $16, you get a three-course dinner for two at Little Greek Restaurant's Tampa location (up to a $32.45 value). The three courses include:
- A shared appetizer of pita chips and hummus (a $3.69 value)
- Any two dinner entrees (up to a $23.98 value)
- Two baklava desserts (a $4.78 value)
Little Greek Restaurant quells roving appetites with a menu of Mediterranean-inspired meals. Plunge crispy pita chips into hummus seas to kick off the meal with a pairing as compatible as the only two chickpeas in a whale pod. A plate of dolmades makes easy prey for a tablemate's wandering fork, dangling six tender stuffed grape leaves beside a gathering of greek potatoes. Jump into a meaty melee with three skewers of tender chicken or lamb souvlaki, or prove the platonic deliciousness of a traditional gyro platter simply by eating it. Both are served with rice, a greek salad, and pita. For dessert, baklava's endless pages of honey-drenched phyllo and chopped nuts comprise an epilogue suitable for an epic meal.
Though she was a successful restaurateur in her home country of Estonia, Sigrid Bratic could not shake her dream to share her beloved recipes with the United States. In 2004, she took the plunge, moving to Florida and opening the first Little Greek. Enter restaurant entrepreneur Nick Vojnovic. Nick was so dazzled by the eatery––its locally sourced produce coupled with a friendly ambiance—that he decided to help Sigrid take Florida's Greek-food scene by storm.
Today, Little Greek is a thriving franchise, with nearly a dozen locations in Florida and Texas. Each of these restaurants serves Sigrid's recipes that include housemade hummus, meat and rice dolmades, grilled-chicken pitas, and baklava. And because the eateries are BYOB, diners can complement meals with their own beer or wine.