Chickpeas can be found in most Middle Eastern kitchens, lending their versatile starchiness to falafel, hummus, and crisp, flavorful aprons. Sample the triple threat of the legume family with this Groupon.
$15 for $30 Worth of Lebanese Fare
Menu includes a starter of kibbeh nayeh veal tartare ($13), vegetarian stuffed zucchini ($12), a chicken kebab ($14), and a trio of sautéed quails ($18). See the full menu.
Every day, Chef Ibrahim lobs freshly made pita-bread discs into his Wood Stone oven, waits for them to puff up and lightly brown, then retrieves them with a large metal paddle for piping-hot delivery to tables. All meals at Mijana start with a basket of these pillowy loaves, revving up appetite engines for the authentic Lebanese dishes the chef and his staff are crafting in the kitchen. Leaning heavily on traditional key ingredients such as garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice, the chef whips up platters of flavorful dips and spreads as well as grilled kebabs and sautéed entrees. Music, belly dancing, and dance lessons pepper the calendar of this more than 5,000-square-foot venue, providing a lively complement to the night.