Cooking, like taking a pop quiz and defusing a bomb on national television, is often a source of stress. Disarm your hunger with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Greek fare at Tasso's.
Dishing out traditional Greek eats since 1976, Tassos’ convivial chefs welcome guests to their familial fraternity with authentic flavors and festivities including live music, belly dancing, and plate breaking. Like a Trojan horse filled with feta, Tassos' menu ambushes taste buds with authentic Greek fare, ending hungry standoffs with grape leaves stuffed with ground beef ($15.95) or house-favorite arnaki Tasso ($17.95) made with thinly sliced spring leg of lamb. Chicken kebabs ($16.95) help poultry buddy up to green peppers and onions with the aid of well-placed skewers, and swordfish steak ($18.95) smolders below a savory blanket of lobster dill sauce. Belly dancers shimmy and live music pours from instruments under a sky of Greek pennants, and the sound of breaking dishes reminds diners of postnuptial celebrations and the maître d' that it’s time to buy more super glue.
Friday and Saturday evenings at Tassos, live musicians furnish a beat for belly dancers who shimmy across the dance floor, imbuing the casual eatery with a raucous, lively atmosphere. In the kitchen, chefs charbroil and skewer lamb and gyro meats and drizzle their tender exteriors with classic sauces such as béchamel and tzatziki. In addition to offering traditional cuisine, owners Tasso and Katina uphold their Greek heritage by hosting an annual toga party and even sell breaking dishes that diners can smash in celebration of marriage or in frustration at impossible Rubik’s cubes.