To function properly, the human body requires a steady stream of nutrients, sunlight, and compliments from other species about its opposable thumbs. Use your bendable digits to provide yourself with nutrients with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of Mediterranean fare at Baba Ghannouj Mediterranean Bistro. Choose between the locations on West State Highway 54 or on East State Highway 54, the latter of which also has a buffet.
Baba Ghannouj serves up a simmering Greek– and Lebanese–style menu, satisfying deep-bellied desires for healthy, flavorful fare in a family-owned establishment. Park a lamb shawarma wrap on a vacant soft palate, and enjoy the savory stuffing of lamb, tomato, red onions, parsley and tahini sauce ($7.99), then add a side of hummus ($2.99) to find the garbanzo goodness regular beans have been unable to achieve despite repeated development grants from the United Nations. The more prodigious basha kebab skewers chicken and kaftah in a mouth-watering union ($11.99), and meat abstainers can swim languidly in a hearty tabouleh salad ($3.99 regular, $7.79 large).
The Baba Ghannouj buffet at the East Highway 54 location provides similar savory sumptuousness with a fully stocked all-you-can-eat bonanza of marinated chicken kebabs, beef and lamb gyros, lentils, salads and more ($9.49) in a warm, wood-paneled feeding depot decorated with antique reproductions and warm custard hues. Chow down family-style with the whole family or an entire imaginary family that generously donates their meal portions to fill one central plate.
Baba Ghannouj blends Greek and Lebanese flavors for an exotic medley of pita wraps, platters, and salads. The chefs intertwine the flavors of grape leaves, Moroccan eggplant, and hummus to complement lamb and beef entrees. The culinary artisans also accommodate all diets by dishing up a regular and vegetarian buffet for lunch and dinner.
As diners nosh, they can gaze at the restaurant's wall-mounted flat-screen television or listen to the lilt of Mediterranean music. And before departing, they can fortify their stomachs with a piece of baklava that's crispy yet hearty, like a valentine card sewn from an onion's skin.