Kebabs were invented by Mediterranean sailors to offset the loss of forks stolen by treasure-mad cartoon mermaids. Become a part of the culinary world with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Mediterranean fare at CK Mediterranean Grille & Catering on Monroe Street.
The savants of spice at CK Mediterranean Grille brandish their skewering and sautéing skills to serve up a scrumptious selection of fast and fresh Mediterranean dishes. Each chicken kebab titillates palates with tender morsels of marinated meat charbroiled on skewers ($8.99 half, $12.99 full), and shrimp ghallaba serves up solace in the form of sautéed shrimp mingled with a mound of green peppers, mushrooms, onions, carrots, tomatoes, and fresh garlic ($10.99 half, $15.99 full). Graze on the veggie combo, a tasty cast of tabbouleh, grape leaves, hummus, and falafel ready to tame hunger or populate tabletop reenactments of The Iliad ($8.99 half, $13.99 full), or nosh on the nostril-tickling mujadra appetizer, a piquant serving of caramelized onions steamed with green lentils and topped with a frock of fried onions ($4.99–$10.99). All entrees are served with soup or salad, and a choice of rice, steak fries, or grilled veggies.
In 2003, The Gulli family opened their first restaurant, Mr. Kabob Mediterranean Cuisine, next to their Detroit gas station, and by 2004, they had already earned a coveted spot in the Detroit Free Press's Best of Detroit awards. By 2009, they were ready to share their fresh, fast-casual Mediterranean cuisine with diners in The Golden State by opening CK Grille with the same menu of savory shawarma, kebabs, stuffed grape leaves, and made-from-scratch soups that garnered attention from Fox 2 News. The health-conscious spot also squeezes fresh juices and mixes up refreshing smoothies made from milk, honey, and fresh fruit such as mango, guava, and snozzberries.