Groupon sees you. You think no one is looking and then you do what is in your heart. You eat with your fingers. We saw you in your work lunchroom after everyone left. You stuck your hand into the catoring tray of lasagna & pulled out a handful. It tastes better that way - we know. Groupon has a solution for your finger eating fetish. Did you know there is a magical land where people can eat their food with their fingers and it is completely socially acceptable? It is called Ethiopia, where centuries of eating with fingers has evolved their fine cuisine into the tastiest, most satisfying way to eat on either side of the Mason Dixon line.
And you can find Chicago's finest Ethiopian food at Demera Ethiopian Restaurant at 4801 N Broadway where today you can get a $25 gift certificate for just $13. That's 48% off some finger lickin' good African cuisine.
Of course, you don't actually touch the portions with your fingers. You scoop them up with a thin spongy bread called inerja. Inerja is a delicious sweet & savory pancake with an addictive vinegary aftertaste (trust us) serves as an edible plate upon which a variety of different warm & cold, meat & veggie dishes are served. The inerja is your plate, fork, knife and spoon, as you use strips of it to pick up the kik alitcha, mild yellow split peas pureed with ginger and garlic, or the ye-misir wot red lentils stewed with ginger and onion. All those delicious spices, veggies, meats & inerja have caused a stir of rave reviews on Demera's Yelp Page, including these quotes:
"This is my first experience with Ethiopian Food and I loved it!"
"DeLiCiOUS!!! I don't know if I can even give justice to how good the food is at Demera."
"Demera was one of the best meals in Chicago I have had."
For those of us familiar with both Ethiopian food and the law, there is a growing concern that KFC's slogan of "Finger Lick'n Good" is false advertising. Licking your fingers after eating KFC is disgusting, if not dangerous. While licking your fingers after Demera is delicious, without all the mess. And Campbell's too, they say it's "Mmmm good." And yet you can't even eat their soup with your fingers. What's up with that? False advertising.
You won't find any false advertising at Demera, where the doro alicha wat sweet chicken legs marinated in lemon could be sloganized as "Injera-Wrapped Finger Lick'n Euphoria". And unlike the burning sensation you feel when you stick your hand into your steaming hot chicken casserole, eating Ethiopian food with your fingers is pain-free, as the cool injera acts as a safety blanket between the kitfo (a spicy beef dish) and your fingers. Demera’s specialties include the standout ye-salmon dulet: salmon with onions & green peppers. And when you're done with the portions, then comes the best part, for the injera that was underneath everything has soaked up all that flavor & sits there waiting for your fingers to greedily snatch up. The perfect ending to a perfect meal.
Groupon understands that the handfuls of cheese fondu you sneakily eat when your date is in the bathroom are the highlight of your long day....but spare yourself the embarrassment & save the finger eating for Demera. Get your Groupon & chow down.
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