Eating authentically prepared food lets you taste the very essence of a country and draws far fewer angry glares than chewing on its national flag. Chow down on authenticity with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Afghan cuisine at The Afghan Grill.
Inside The Afghan Grill's warm-hued dining room, the aromas of authentic Afghan specialties swirl and waft up from dishes plated in kaleidoscopes of color. Nosh skewered morsels of charbroiled chicken breast and grilled vegetables off kebabs one mouthful at a time ($16.95). In the sabzi chalao, one of a flavorful stable of entrees, spinach is slowly simmered with garlic, onions, tomatoes, and peppers ($16.95), and can be bolstered with an edible entourage of lamb ($1 extra). Chefs steam beef dumplings before coating them with garlic yogurt and vegetable sauce in the mantoo ($17.95), a dish that can be ordered to fill growling people bellies or loaded into wide-barreled paintball guns and shot into the bills of ravenous pterodactyls.