Most ancient Greek philosophers had to stay on the move thanks to their frequent ejections from taverns for trying to philosophize away the check. Mouthwrangle traditional Hellenic flavors with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Greek fare at Psistaria Greek Taverna, located in Lincolnwood.
Mediterranean-flavor seekers will rejoice upon opening Psistaria's menu, stocked with traditional offerings such as its loukaniko appetizer of sautéed or broiled homemade Greek sausage with orange rind ($6.95). Hearty eaters can shepherd their senses toward the grazing grounds of kokkinisto (braised lamb shank) ($14.95), which is braised in tomato sauce and served with a choice of side, or opt for spinach pie ($9.95), which is wrapped in several layers of phyllo to prevent its detection by plate-plundering Popeyes. Shrimp tourkolimano ($16.95) sports jumbo shrimp baked with crumbled feta and tomato sauce over a bed of rice, and deliciously broiled stingray ($16.95) attends palate parties with a side of skordalia as its plus one.
Psistaria's homey atmosphere and spacious dining area make for a perfect stomach-sating backdrop, whether you intend to woo your muse or placate the warring factions of your minivan's mini clan. Launch a thousand flavors across the seas of your taste buds with today's Groupon.
Psistaria Greek Taverna evokes an authentic atmosphere through its friendly staff and Mediterranean menu, which is crafted from Greek imported extra-virgin olive oil, herbs, and spices. Amid white tablecloths and hardwood floors, cold starters of cucumber yogurt and Greek imported feta arrive beside hot appetizers of shrimp and sweetbreads. The eatery's entrees include juicy chicken, swordfish, and various incarnations of lamb, which descend still steaming from the broiler, and the rhythms of live greek entertainment inspire diners and sentient flatware to sway tableside. During warm-weather months, patrons can venture outdoors to the patio, where savory indulgences such as baklava cap off meals.