Zeus is often depicted in positions of power, such as holding a thunderbolt above his head or ordering a round of baklava for the whole mountain. Replicate the poses of almighty figures with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Greek cuisine and drinks at Ikaros Restaurant.
Since 1969, Ikaros Restaurant has vanquished appetites with selections from a family-harvested menu of meaty entrees, seafood platters, and luscious sweets. Beef tas kebabs ($16.25) call on culinary archers to send skewers of tender beef zipping toward targets made of rice pilaf and string beans. Like a time management advisor with a completely open schedule, lamb is willing to appear anywhere it’s wanted, showing up in feasts such as the baked baby lamb kapama ($16.50) and the lamb guvetzi ($16.50), which laces pasta with hunks of braised lamb soaked in an herb and wine sauce. The Hellenic surf and turf ($24.95) fuses lamb chops with fried squid and plates the carnivorous concoction alongside a formidable crab cake. Meals conclude with sugary finales such as creamy pastries dipped in either vats of syrup or honey-filled beehives.
Since 1969, the Kohilas family has been at the helm of Ikaros Restaurant, which was praised in a 2011 review in the Baltimore Sun for its smart and careful food preparation just as much as its longevity. Over the years, the menu has not changed much, with chefs continuously crafting classic Greek dishes such as mousaka—a dish of eggplant, potatoes, ground beef, and béchamel sauce—as well as the more locally inspired Maryland crab cakes. Supplementing authentic eats, customers can enjoy background Greek music or occasional live music in the dining room.