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 $15, you get $30 worth of Mediterranean fare and drinks at Skewers.
Skewers delights diners with a vast menu of Mediterranean eats, ranging from hummus and kebabs to sandwiches and combination platters, all served in a sleek and colorful environment. Kick off comestible jaunts or public-access cooking shows with starters such as hummus with ground lamb and pine nuts ($8), or orders of smooth, oven-roasted baba gannouj ($6.50). Namesake kebab salads range from tender lamb ($12) to grilled and skewered seasonal veggies ($8.50), both sidling up to tables with posses of kalamata olives, tomatoes, cucumber, raisins, pita croutons, and sides of lemon-dijon dressing. Vegetarian saffron fettuccine ($12.50) satisfies the meat-free, and curry gulf shrimp tossed with penne pasta, roasted red peppers, fresh tomatoes and pineapple induces false memories of timeshares in Atlantis.
With crisp white tablecloths, deep-purple walls, suspended red-glass lamps, and belly dancers on Saturday nights, the Mediterranean ambiance of Skewers' dining room is ideal during romantic dates, un-romantic business dinners, and semi-romantic book-club meetings.