Dining out in ancient Greece required several labors of strength, such as wrestling menus from lion’s mandibles and stealing Hera’s golden apple pies for dessert. Scale Herculean dining heights with today’s Groupon for authentic Greek cuisine to Zorba Greek Restaurant in Austin and Round Rock. Choose from the following options:
• For $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Greek cuisine for dinner.
• For $5, you get $10 worth of authentic Greek cuisine for lunch.
Zorba Greek Restaurant’s culinary wizards craft hearty meals that bear the spicy, robust hallmarks of authentic Greek cuisine. The lunchtime menu (served from 11 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.) yields towering tributes to model Mediterranean munchies, offering a combo plate ($8.99) stacked tall with gyro meat and chicken that’s tickled into collapsing by three mischievous sides of your choice, such as fresh hummus and beef iron pot roast.
Dinnertime gifts night owls with sumptuous noshing options, including a shrimp and lamb kebab ($14.95) grilled beside a bevy of bell peppers and mushrooms, and a beef moussaka ($9.95), which blends layers of eggplant, ground beef, and potatoes with six different types of cheese more smoothly than a blender doused in baby powder. Titanic appetites tackle a sample platter for two ($24) or Zorba’s Feed Me plate ($22.95), a sizable sampling of creations that includes lemon chicken soup, Zorba’s special chicken, and baklava for dessert.
Zorba Greek Restaurant
Flames dance on plates, and chefs light Greek cheese sautéed in olive oil tableside with triumphant shouts of “Opa!” At both of Zorba Greek Restaurant’s locations, saganaki and other dishes are as much a visual feast as a literal one. In bowls of tabbouleh, baba ganouj, and dolmades, the bright colors of parsley, grape leaves, tomatoes, and lentils mingle. Thinly sliced gyro meat dappled with tzatziki sauce spills forth steam like RoboCop trying to write a beautiful haiku.