Like a gentle dragon or the earth itself, a falafel's rough exterior belies its inner warmth. Crunch through outer shells with this Groupon.
$15 for $30 Worth of Mediterranean Dinner Cuisine
Guests enjoy Mediterranean and Lebanese dishes such as falafel wraps with tahini sauce, tomatoes, and pickles ($7.99); plates of marinated lamb kebab with rice and hummus ($11.99); thin-crust pesto pizzas with feta and pine nuts ($9.99); and a taco salad that features sweet corn and black beans ($7.99). See the menu here.
At Olive Cafe, owners Rayan and Charlotte Elkhatib align traditional Lebanese and Mediterranean flavors with American tastes, blending falafel wraps and kebab plates with tacos and pizzas. Like a marzipan model of the Statue of Liberty, the café's flatbread pizzas are edible testaments to the cultural mosaic of America, with crispy thin crusts topped with pine nuts, feta cheese, chicken shawarma, and baba ghanouj (eggplant purée). Piping-hot pitas hold flaky morsels of blackened haddock or marinated beef, and taco dinners unite warm flour or corn tortillas with cilantro-lime cream and pan-seared fish, Angus beef, or grilled chicken.