The first European explorers set sail with hopes of finding new, exotic spices to placate the palates of epicurious monarchs, but all they found were heaps of inedible gold. Pick up where they left off by broadening your mouth's horizons with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of healthy world cuisine at Qarni Indo-Pak Grill in Irving.
Qarni Indo-Pak Grill's culinary alchemists craft wholesome cuisine derived from a melting pot of cultures, including traditional Indian, Italian, Chinese, and Mexican offerings. The worldly menu kick starts appetites with flavorful dishes such as saffron-seasoned basmati rice drenched in a rich curry sauce and topped with mutton biryani ($9.99) or the chicken fettuccine alfredo ($11.99) accented with savory noodles and a charming Irish brogue. A traditional platter of orange chicken with rice ($12.99) glazes taste buds in a sweet sauce, and vegetarian curries such as palak paneer play host to a flavor-rich medley of herbs and spinach ($7.99). Those with south-of-the-border cravings can feast on Mexican enchiladas ($10.99) slathered in enough tasty spices to inspire uvulas to attempt the Macarena. Diners can sample these global delights in Qarni's spacious, inviting dining room or repair to the outdoor patio, where they can puff hookah and provide a breezy respite for claustrophobic cutlery.