Like a gentle dragon or the earth itself, a falafel's rough exterior belies its inner warmth. Crunch through outer shells with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of kosher Middle Eastern fare at Jerusalem Pita in Brookline.
Jerusalem Pita's chefs temper fresh, kosher ingredients into a menu of classic, home-cooked Middle Eastern fare. Diners settle in amid natural lighting before sating hungers with sandwiches of lamb shish kebab ($12.95+) or grilled chicken ($9.95) wrapped in the embrace of pita or laffa bread as soft as a teddy bear's temperament. Dip into classic hummus ($4.95) before supping on entrees of tender shawarma chicken ($15.95) or spiced, earthy falafel ($11.95). After lamb chops ($29.95) spelunk into the depths of stomach caves, duos of baklava ($4.95) perform saccharine dances and musical numbers from Rent for tongues while eyes wander across Jerusalem Pita's murals, which evoke imagery of Middle Eastern castles.