The first Olympic games would not have been possible without Greek food, which gave the athletes enough strength to run, jump, and wrestle strong-armed children who carried baseball bats. Fuel yourself to take on muscular, baby-faced baseball players with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $20 worth of Greek fare at Oliveo Grill, located across from Arizona State University's campus at the corner of Rural Road and University Drive. Oliveo Grill's Greek-cuisine-laden menu is graced by items under $10. Poke slumbering appetites with a pita served with hummus, tzatziki, or tabbouleh ($4.25), and feed an alert hunger larger plates ($9.49 each), such as the lamb souvlaki––skewered bits of marinated and grilled lamb or falafel. Baklava ($3.99), a traditional Greek dessert, blankets phyllo dough and chopped nuts in a sweet layer of honey.
Oliveo Grill fires up Greek favorites from late morning through the wee hours of the following morning. The open-late eatery churns out white and wheat pitas filled with chicken and lamb souvlaki, falafel, and halloumi cheese. Full platters couple these proteins with rice, tzatiki, and hummus, while pasta compounds them with noodles and marinara, alfredo, or pesto sauce. Customers can also choose from a handful of burgers, salads, and cheesesteaks.