Making food from scratch typically requires advance preparation, adherence to a recipe, and your third and final genie wish. Save the third wish for more wishes with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Ethiopian fare and drink at Addis Ababa Restaurant in Silver Spring.
Addis Ababa Restaurant regales diners with a menu of specialty dishes culled from the culinary traditions of Ethiopia. The delicate seasoning of zilzil tibs—marinated beef strips sautéed with zesty onions, garlic, and jalapeño ($13)—can refresh senses deadened by a long day at the gorgonzola factory, while the yatakilt wat recruits an ensemble cast of carrots, potatoes, and string beans to perform a meat-free veggie kick line across the plate ($9.10). For the doro wat, chefs slather and cook curried chicken in seasoned butter, garlic, and ginger before pairing it with protein-rich boiled eggs ($10.75). Alternately, test Pythagorean culinary theorems on sambusas, triangular pastry crusts stuffed with savory spiced beef ($2.50) or lentils ($2.25).
Addis Ababa Restaurant fuels late-night noshing with operating hours that stretch past midnight seven days a week. Patrons can lounge on two levels of indoor dining, or take to the rooftop patio to breathe in fresh breezes or argue about which cloud looks most like Franklin Pierce.