The exotic flavors of Middle Eastern food, like a grandmother hiding in a teddy-bear costume, are both surprising and comforting. Try startlingly cozy cuisine with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of Middle Eastern fare and drinks at Duzan Mediterranean Grill in Astoria.
Duzan, a title taken from the Middle Eastern term for fine-tuning chords to capture a flawless note, festoons Levantine fare finders with perfectly calibrated cuisine. Sustenance slingers meticulously craft kebab catapults to dispatch a menu of fresh-baked eats, such as the piping-hot pita bread and classic hummus ($5.95) made following a century-old recipe. The shawarma sandwich corrals flavorful shavings of chicken or beef in a pita or hero ($5), and the falafel platter, coupled with rice or french fries, salad, and pita ($7), pacifies patrons with a penchant for chickpeas. Sate sweet teeth with a sugary serving of baklava ($1.25), tempered by a pleasantly tart cup of turkish coffee ($2.25).