As champions of Mediterranean cuisine, genies keep in shape by circuit training with falafel free weights and cardio kickboxing flagrant kebabs. Exercise lazing taste buds with today’s Groupon for upscale Mediterranean fare at Café Byblos. Choose between two options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of Mediterranean fare at dinner.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of Mediterranean fare at lunch.
Café Byblos flaunts a full-tilt Mediterranean experience with its flavorful menu of authentic cuisine, live weekend entertainment, and al fresco hookah-smoking area. Share starter wheels of freshly made halloumi cheese ($8.50) or craft perfect pitas with a hummus paste of chickpeas, tahini, lemon, and garlic ($4.95). Sujok, a homemade spicy sausage ($5.95), is a tubular segue into a classic plate of charcoal-grilled lamb skewers ($14.50) or a demurely marinated and charcoal-grilled 8-ounce filet mignon ($22.95). Vegetarian and health-conscious cuisinartists can feast on a full range of salads ($5.75+) or saffron-scented seafood selections, such as succulent shrimp kebab ($15.95). Leisurely lunch hounds may prefer to try sandwiches ($4.95+), and dinner purists will want to end evening meals with Lebanese pastry ($3.25), whose sweet flakiness is more endearing than your parents’ inability to remember your birthday.
Named after what some call the oldest inhabited city in the world, Café Byblos puts a modern spin on weekend entertainment, adding hookahs and belly dancers to the dinner mix. Dancers rove amid tables with murmuring movements as communal cuisine cohorts gather on the outdoor patio to enjoy hookah smoking, which, though not included in this Groupon, is available Sunday–Thursday evenings.
Café Byblos pays tribute to its namesake, a 7,000-year-old Lebanese coastal town, with a menu of traditional Middle Eastern dishes. Chefs prepare a variety of items, from flaky pastries filled with aged goat cheese to delicately spiced ground meats covered in pine nuts and tahini sauce. The eatery’s ties to Middle Eastern culture go beyond just the culinary realm, too: In the evening, belly dancers shimmy to the beat of live music, winding through the dining room to remind diners to put napkins in their laps. You can also light up hookah coals on Café Byblos’s outdoor patio.:m]]
6134 Richmond Ave.
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