Mediterranean civilizations invented many lasting concepts, developing astronomy to explain the cosmos and democracy to equally divide lamb kebabs. Split a skewer with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Mediterranean fare and drinks at Blu Fig Mediterranean Kitchen.
Helmed by Khaled Fattah, a graduate of the Opryland Hotel Culinary Institute, Blu Fig lures diners with scrumptious scents and a menu of cuisine inspired by his Jordanian childhood. The vegetarian-friendly mezza platter ($7.99) pairs tabbouleh, feta, and kalamata olives with hummus smoother than a freshly buttered pearl. Yee-Ro pockets ($5.49) brim with premium gyro meat, onion slices, and fresh tomatoes, and homemade battata chips ($2.49) imbue potatoes with spices and crunch. Instead of serving pan-seared salmon fillets in hard-to-chew sleeping bags, the kitchen tucks them into pita pockets ($7.49) or beds of fragrant basmati rice ($10.99).