Mediterranean civilizations invented many lasting concepts, developing astronomy to explain the cosmos and democracy to equally divide lamb kebabs. Split a skewer with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Mediterranean fare at Hedary's Mediterranean Restaurant on Camp Bowie Boulevard.
From her roost in the open kitchen, Hedary's Mediterranean Restaurant's owner and chef, Leila Hedary, bakes fresh khubz bread to complement entrees from a menu of Lebanese specialties. Dinner parties can get a full introduction to Mediterranean cuisine free of messy handshakes with the Maza—mini servings of salads and appetizers including hummus, baba ganoush, tabbuli, and falafel ($24.50). Main courses pummel taste buds with Lebanese flavors, such as Hedary's chicken, garlic- and lemon-basted chicken with potatoes and ripe tomatoes that were spared from being carved into jack-o'-lanterns ($9.95 for lunch; $15.50 for dinner). Grape leaves stuffed with rice, tomato, and garbanzo beans ($13.40) stuff stomachs, and skewers spear succulent cubes of lamb, chicken, and beef in the shish-kebab combo ($18.95).