Cooking, like taking a pop quiz and defusing a bomb on national television, is often a source of stress. Disarm your hunger with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get a Mediterranean meal for two at Pappou’s Family Restaurant in Parma (up to a $33.36 value). The meal includes the following:
- Two entrees (up to a $12.99 value each)
- Two desserts (up to a $3.69 value each)<p>
Inside the walls of this family-owned-and-operated joint, ingredient mixmasters reference family recipes to craft generously portioned entrees and desserts from scratch. After surveying the menu like Lewis and Clark’s hungry cousins, dining duos can sink poultry-loving fangs into the homemade chicken parmigiana ($11.49), chicken breast coated in toasted breadcrumbs, italian seasoning, and parmesan cheese and perched atop a bed of spaghetti. Moussaka ($9.49) flaunts succulent strata of seasoned ground beef, potatoes, eggplant, and béchamel sauce, and fillets of walleye pike ($12.99) titillate tongues’ texture sensors with light breading. Chef George adds his own copyrighted flare to classic desserts, including creamy cheesecakes ($3.39–$3.69) and layer cakes ($2.99) that change flavors often enough to keep word-a-day calendars on their toes.
Pappou's Family Restaurant
Pappou's Family Restaurant doesn't play coy about its do-it-yourself ethic and family-centric ethos. According to Cleveland.com, owner and chef George Sevastakis enlists his wife, sister, and children to tend to the restaurant, serving up Greek, Italian, and American dishes. Despite his duties as owner, George still makes time to prepare the desserts and baked goods himself and tends a garden where tomatoes, green beans, strawberries, and cucumbers grow. In addition to its Greek staples and seafood favorites, Pappou's serves breakfast pizzas in the mornings, topped with scrambled eggs, bacon, and peppers to differentiate them from traditional pizzas, which are only topped with scrambled eggs.