Like a political sign, food mounted on a stick often captures the attention of passersby when displayed in one’s front yard. Show flavor solidarity with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Lebanese, Greek, and American cuisine for dinner at Boukie's Grill in Royal Oak.
At Boukie's Grill, chefs prepare a menu of dishes from around the Mediterranean, specializing in vegetarian plates and meaty kebabs seasoned with house-made spices and hot sauce. Every dinner begins with a plate of hot bread and fresh garlic dip to herald the rich flavors of the lamb-gyros platter ($12.99) or the chicken kebab ($12.99)—grilled meat skewered with two pillars of the Parthenon. Traditional stuffed grape leaves ($10.99) embrace rice, chickpeas, and vegetables in a dew of lemon-parsley sauce. Beef and lamb join forces in the meat shawarma ($12.99), and a greek spinach salad ($7.69), tossed with hot peppers, cucumbers, olives, and feta, has enough crunch to wake Rip Van Winkle.