Many Greeks are intensely proud of their nation's past, celebrating its seminal architecture, art, and ideas with brief odes drizzled in tzatziki sauce across each meal before serving. Chow down on culture with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Greek fare, plus two beers (a $4.50 value each), at Greek Corner, valid at both the Carle Place and Franklin Square locations (a $39 total value).
As stuffed with delicacies as a traditional grape leaf, Greek Corner's expansive, authentic menu ranges widely over lamb- and feta-spiked savories. Split with a pal a pikilia platter of cheesy tiropita, potato croquettes, and greek meatballs piled high on a field of lettuce ($13.95). Nibble at twin skewers of tender, marinated lamb bolstered with a side of potato and greek salad ($15.95), or order a solo-sized greek pizza ($6.95) with spinach and tomato huddling under a blanket of feta, kefalotyri, and mozzarella cheeses like ancient Greek children hiding from the minotaur in the closet. At meal's end, culinary cohorts can munch on sweet baklava ($4.25) or tiramisu ($4.95) while enjoying one of seven varieties of beer.