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$10 for $20 Worth of Mediterranean Dinner for Two
The menu includes thinly sliced roasted lamb with a side of homemade tzatziki sauce ($8.25), a half-chicken marinated in lemon juice and special seasoning ($10.95), and a vegetarian sampler with falafel, grape leaves, and baba ghanouj ($9.95).
At Double Apple, Mahmoud “Joe” Migdadi applies his culinary sensibilities to Mediterranean, Indian, and classic American dishes, crafting lamb with tzatziki sauce as well as dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets for kids. Nine types of shawarma, homemade chickpea hummus, and original smoothies stand out among the Mediterranean choices, which The Roanoke Times calls "flavorful" and "healthy." The dining room, which is divided into cozy compartments, surrounds guests with Middle Eastern décor that continues into the upper level's hookah café. There, a separate ventilation system filters smoke from hookahs loaded with fruit flavors such as grape mint and margarita, which are available with or without tobacco and wish-granting genies.