Like a political sign, food mounted on a stick often captures the attention of passersby when displayed in one’s front yard. Show flavor solidarity with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of kebabs and Mediterranean fare at Pumpkin & Pecan Shish-Kabob Shop.
In a casual environment devoid of microwaves and heat lamps, char-grilled mounds of chicken, beef, lamb, and pork rest upon beds of glistening greens, roasted vegetables, or eggplant salad. Like a Stravinsky score dipped in au jus, two slices of short ribs ($9.95) simmered in a deluge of spices treat taste buds to savory notes, and the shrimp-and-salmon kebab ($11.95) lets patrons sample the sea without snorkeling without a snorkel. Diners can keep hands warm by wrapping them around beef- and lamb-stuffed greek gyros ($7.99), or make life easier for fatigued sets of fangs by opting for orders of hummus ($4.95), whose chickpeas arrive prepulverized after being dropped onto a plate from a helicopter.