Mastering the secrets of Indian cooking takes a lifetime, but tasting the mystery takes a much shorter period than a lifetime. We're pleased to bring back a popular Groupon deal: $15 for $35 worth of delicious Indian fare at Randolph Street eatery Veerasway. Plus, today's Groupon also gets a year's subscription to Time Out Chicago for free.
Relax in a dining room that blends rustic and modern with raw wood and raw steel, and enjoy Veerasway's menu, which includes traditional Indian food fused with American sensibilities. Try the hot Bollywood lollipops (chicken drumsticks marinated in serrano peppers and green papaya, served up with hot chile sauce and a cooling dill raita; $9.75) or one of the restaurant's many vegetarian options, such as the baigan bharta (stewed eggplant fragranced with piquant tomato and onion seed curry; $14.75) and six innovative naan options ($2.50–$4).
Wash your meal down with a tantalizing mix of cocktails that carry on the theme of spice and rich flavor. Sip on the Bengali tiger, a cocktail that packs as much bite as its namesake with spicy green cardamom, black cardamom and vanilla bean-infused vodka, tamarind-date puree, pineapple, and spicy ghost peppers ($10.75).
Veerasway is open six days a week and serves lunch on Friday. Impress a date with your culturally diverse palate or introduce your taste buds to exotic flavor.
Included with your Groupon is a one-year subscription to Time Out Chicago. (Your subscription won't be automatically renewed once it expires; for those already with a subscription, this renews you for another year.) If you don't want your free Time Out with your tasty Indian food, you can email the provided email address on your Groupon to cancel.
Time Out Chicago says Veerasway is a hipper, younger version of the Indian restaurants that line Devon, with food that's just as good, but not as spicy:
- As on Devon, you’ll find chicken tikka masala, lamb rogan josh and all the vegetarian faves (yellow lentils, peas and cheese, eggplant in tomato-based curry sauce). Meats are tender and vegetables are refreshingly fresh, but the gravies are all quite sweet from cream and not at all spicy. (To be fair, most Devon spots temper the spice for Anglo diners too, and the Veerasway staff seemed happy to take spice requests on my repeat visit.) – Time Out Chicago
- I would recommend to anyone who likes modern decor Indian food. Excellent place. – Alex C., Yelp
- She's done a great job with creating comtemporary [sic] Indian cuisine with style. The dishes have interesting flavors, and great presentation. It seems like the staff has been well chosen, and well trained......great service! – Hartej, Citysearch
- Flavors are rich. Portions are generous. Prices are reasonable. – Christopher B., Yelp
Mysteries You Can Solve With Your Tongue
Mastering the secrets to cooking Indian food can take a lifetime, but eating Indian food is like a mystery you can solve with your tongue. Here are other mysteries you can solve with your tongue:
- Is there cat hair on my rug?
- What is this stain on my pants?
- Can I lick Harrison Ford?
- How do penguins keep their feathers so smooth?
- Where is my tongue?
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