The chicken nearly became the national bird of our fledgling nation thanks to its natural abundance, delicious culinary applications, and tenacious anti-Stamp Act pamphleteering. Taste the bird's nationalist fervor with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of speedy, health-conscious eats at Patinella's Chicken Grill.
Patinella's speedily concocts poultry-bedecked dishes influenced by Brazilian, Italian, Greek, and Mexican culinary traditions. Diners ease into fowl felicity with the menu's soups ($2.99 for a cup) and freshly made salads ($6.49–$8.99), before setting spoons loose on the signature chicken-and-rice bowls. The United Nations–like coterie of international eats includes the Brazilian bowl, a piquant marvel of black beans, onion, tomato, garlic rice, and freshly grilled chicken ($7.39–$10.39), and the Greek gyro bowl, which contains beef, lamb, garlic rice, and veggies unified beneath a creamy corona of tzatziki ($7.39–$10.39). Patinella's selection of fresh pita-wrapped gyros includes the classic interpretation ($6.79), as well as barbecue ($6.79) and chicken-caesar ($7.19) variations. Floor-to-ceiling windows drench the multihued dining area in sunshine while guarding it from the tears of hungry clouds.