Many Greek myths follow the same plot arc—character does something stupid, character dies in lesson-teaching manner. The Grecian myth surrounding today's deal is the exact opposite—character does something smart, character builds successful pack of lesson-teaching restaurants. Sample mythological goodness by biting into today's Groupon from Santorini in Eden Prairie. Choose from the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Greek fare, valid seven days a week through October 15
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Greek fare, valid seven days a week through November 19
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Greek fare, valid seven days a week through December 23
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Greek fare, valid Sunday–Thursday through December 28
An OpenTable.com Diners' Choice 2010 winner, Santorini adds modern American flavors to classic Greek cuisine. Dinner expeditions begin with 1 of 15 flavorful appetizers, such as the pastichio en phyllo, morsels of seasoned ground beef and pasta noodles snuggling cozily within a flaky crust ($9). Creamy béchamel, greek tomato sauce, and grated cheese cover layers of roasted potato and seasoned meats in the lamb and beef moussaka ($18), which fills stomachs with stacks more succulent than Jenga boards constructed of fish sticks. Filetto de Greco's 10-ounce fillet tickles taste buds with a sherry demi-glace perched atop a bed of grilled eggplant ($34), and dried figs, golden raisins, and red couscous surround Moroccan shrimp ($23).
Lunch and brunch menus encourage all-day dining, and local brews and specialty cocktails from the full-service bar quench throats parched from debating whether Plato or Socrates looked more stylish in his toga. Diners eager to feast alfresco can flock to the breezy outdoor patio, and the dining room's dual fireplaces create enchanting ambiance and allow for twice as much Santa Claus access. Thursday–Sunday evenings, live music and DJ events encourage mid-meal fancy footwork.
The Nicklow brothers, veterans of the Minneapolis dining scene, own and operate Santorini, where diners salivate over a slate of Mediterranean delicacies during brunch, lunch, and dinner. On weekends, guests boogie to the strains of live entertainment in the forms of bands and DJs. Dual fireplaces keep shoulders toasty during winter months, and during agreeable weather, diners can feast outdoors on a large deck and patio perfect for viewing the seasonal migration patterns of commercial air balloons.
With a whole brigade of restaurants under his belt and an impressive backstory that includes coming to this country with $3 in his pocket, brother Tony Nicklow was recently inducted into the Minnesota Restaurant Association Hall of Fame, according to CBS Minnesota. He aims to treat every diner with warmth, as if they're a friend, which is why he flings his opponent's favorite foods only during food fights.: