Though meals tend to bring friends together, meals peppered with magnets can push them apart. Enjoy an attractive repast with today’s Groupon: for $16, you get a Mediterranean meal for two at Petra Grill (up to a $32.06 total value, including tax). The meal includes:
- Two sandwiches or platters (up to an $11.95 value each).
- Two drinks (up to a $1.99 value each).
- A dessert (up to a $1.95 value).
As diners peer through Petra Grill’s open-theater kitchen, a comestible construction crew forges a menu of Mediterranean mainstays using healthy ingredients and foodsmithing wizardry. The hummus-shawarma platter beckons for pieces of fresh pita to dive into its sea of hummus, teeming with bits of tomato and a choice of beef or chicken. The falafel wrap, instead, swaddles falafel patties, tahini sauce, and hummus within a 7-inch pita. The beef-shawarma wrap delivers a pita parcel packaged with house-marinated slices of steak, onion, parsley, tahini sauce, and sufficient postage stamps. After the main course, visitors indulge in a saccharine helping of baklava topped with chopped nuts and smooth syrup, coddling palates with a sweetness rivaled only by Valentine’s Day cards from Willy Wonka. While conquering hunger pangs, bite by bite, guests can feast their eyes on Petra Grill’s homey dining room bolstered by hanging tapestries, pictures of ancient buildings, and wood finishes.