As humankind strives to find cost-effective ways to transform itself into dragonkind, fire breathing has been delegated to expensive mini flamethrowers installed in mouths. Spit fire far more safely with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of cuisine and drink at Nando's Flame-Grilled Chicken. Choose between two locations: Government Street in downtown Victoria or Millstream Road in Langford.
Nando's Flame-Grilled Chicken, founded in South Africa in 1987, brings peri-peri flame-grilled chicken to the Victoria area with only the bare minimum of laser lights and smoke-shrouded, two-way mirrors. Discovered by Portuguese explorers in Africa in the distant days of maritime exploration, peri-peri—also known as the African Bird's Eye—is a fiery chili pepper that adds a kick of capsaicin to any cuisine, clucker-related or not. At Nando's, the fury of the peri-peri pepper is harnessed in a marinade that fresh chicken breasts luxuriate in for 24 hours. The resulting dish offers diners with a slate of Scoville-scale-scorching spice levels—the mild lemon and herb, medium, hot, and the daredevil-only extra hot. Step up to Nando's counter to order from the menu of sandwiches, pitas, wraps, salads, and, of course, peri-peri chicken.
Enjoy a grilled-to-order peri-peri half-chicken with a side, such as spiced rice or hearty coleslaw ($11.39), or bite around basted bones with a dozen peri-peri chicken wings with a side ($9.99). Nando's also sports peri-peri chicken-breast sandwiches or pitas ($8.49–$10.79), chicken or veggie whole-wheat wraps with a side ($8.49–$10.79), and veggie burgers or pitas ($8.49–$10.79), as well as salads and salad meals for lovers of leaves of lettuce ($3.99–$9.99).