Dining out with friends can foster healthy relationships that might otherwise be limited to impersonal group texts or overly personal bath-time visits. Get a bite in person with a person with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Turkish and Mediterranean fare at Mediterranean Grill in Freeport.
Mediterranean Grill's chefs char-grill, roast, and sauté a menu of homemade Turkish and Mediterranean entrees, many of which appeal to gluten-wary tummies with wheatless ingredients. Commence a spherically themed meal with a falafel appetizer ($6.95) of lightly fried ground chickpeas and vegetables, then segue into the kofte dinner's seasoned ground lamb and beef meatballs ($17.95) before slathering a bowling ball with honey for dessert. Homemade gyros spin provocatively by a vertical flame, then pose atop croutons with yogurt and tomato sauce in the Iskender entree ($17.95) and, like all dinner plates, the olive oil- and lemon juice-glossed shrimp kebab ($19.95) arrives with rice and seasoned house potatoes or stewed mixed veggies. Guests may visit between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to summon dishes from the lunch menu, such as chicken or beef kebab sandwiches ($8.95–$9.95), and sup beneath the romantic glow of the grill's hanging blue lights and hummingbirds wearing headlamps.
The chefs at Mediterranean Grill, an eatery favorably reviewed by the Portland Press Herald, prepare Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine using imported cheeses and local ingredients like sweet Maine lobster. Diners can sate appetites with skewers of shrimp or kofte meatballs or opt for an entree such as moussaka baked with lamb, mozzarella, eggplant, zucchini, onion, potatoes, and creamy béchamel sauce. After main courses have been devoured, servers sweeten palates with honey-drenched baklava and potent Turkish coffee. Mediterranean Grill also offers authentic gluten free home made Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine.