Western society's debt to the Greeks cannot be overstated, from the civilization's contributions to art, politics, and science to its innovative use of pita as a food. Reap the benefits of cultural progress with today's Groupon to Taverna Opa. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of Greek fare and drinks during dinner.
- For $7, you get $15 worth of Greek fare and drinks during lunch.
Taverna Opa serves up a bounty of authentic Greek cuisine within a channel-side bistro that evokes the sun-soaked colors of the Mediterranean. During dinner, placate pyromaniacal palates with fire-kissed flavors, including spit-fire-roasted lamb with thyme, rosemary, oregano, and garlic ($18), wood-fire-grilled filet-mignon medallions topped with roasted tomato and served with lemon potatoes and asparagus ($23), or skewered shrimp kebabs marinated with lemon and orange zest, garlic, and white wine ($18).
Lunchtime munchers can lounge on the covered outdoor patio overlooking the channel in the company of such gustatory guests as the Horiatiki salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, peppers, olives, and feta cheese ($7) or the gyro pita doused in tzatziki and dressed with tomatoes, onions, and cucumbers ($8). Aspiring land sharks can exercise incisors on a fresh grouper sandwich with yogurt-caper spread ($8) or the "Greek lasagna," a layered pasta with seasoned ground beef and garnished with a house-made béchamel sauce ($9).