In Greece, Socrates is remembered not as a great philosopher, but as a terrible chef because of his ill-conceived hemlock gyro. Dine without fear of Socratic culinary mishaps with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $45 worth of traditional Grecian cuisine from Veranda Greek Taverna, located in Roswell.
Begin a flavorfully peripatetic meal by meandering like Odysseus through Veranda's $5 tapas menu and slaying calamari, capsizing xtapodi (citrusy char-grilled octopus), spearing Aegean skewers (scallops, shrimp, salmon, zucchini, and plum tomatoes), mispronouncing kolokithokeftedes (two golden zucchini cakes with feta crème), and heroically defending your tongue against the onslaught of potato croketes (croquettes with melted-cheese centers). A gyro platter ($14.95) or lamb souvlaki ($13.95) keeps traditions hot. Or rewrite classics with a beefy three-skewer plate ($13.95) and a mixed-grill order (lamb and pork chops with a chicken kebab, $23.95). No trip to the Aegean would be complete without an order of baklava ($5), so take the opportunity to bestow your tongue with its Hellenic richness. This Groupon is also valid for Veranda's bountiful lunch buffet.
Veranda used to be a pool hall, according to Creative Loafing, and it still offers people space to stretch out, "with long open rooms punctuated by lattice and vines and a jumble of tables." The luxe patio is a cool spot to enjoy the breeze and share epic recountings of successful fire-truck thefts, and there's live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
This Groupon is valid for Veranda's lunch buffet but not with other specials.
Creative Loafing gives Veranda Greek Taverna three stars, saying:
- Hospitality is high on the priority list at Veranda. – Besha Rodell
11235 Alpharetta Hwy.
Roswell, Georgia 30076Get Directions