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 to Baba Ghannouj Mediterranean Bistro, located on West State Highway 54 or on East State Highway 54 in Durham, with a third location in Raleigh in Wakefield Commons. Choose from the following options:
• For $8, you get $16 worth of Mediterranean fare from the regular menu.
• For $8, you get $16 toward Mediterranean fare from the buffet.
• For $45, you get $100 worth of catering services.
Baba Ghannouj serves up a simmering Greek- and Lebanese-style menu, satisfying deep-bellied desires for healthy, flavorful fare. Park a lamb shawirma 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 kebob platter skewers chicken and kaftah in a mouth-watering union ($11.99), and meat abstainers can swim languidly in a hearty tabbouleh salad ($3.99 regular, $7.79 large).
The buffet at Baba Ghannouj's East Highway 54 location provides similar savory sumptuousness with a fully stocked all-you-can-eat bonanza of marinated chicken kebobs, 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 also caters events such as business meetings, birthdays, and weddings with platters of mouthwatering Greek fare, which can be ordered buffet style ($9/person), by the entree (feeds 8–11 people), or by specialty items such as a 10-pound turkey stuffed with rice and veggies.
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.