Demera Ethiopian Restaurant Dine-Out


For the month of June, we're offering a double-whammy with two events in one day! Each has been set up separate from the other to provide the option of selecting a single event, but we hope to see you at both!

Event #1: Tree House Humane Society Stray Cat Strut from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Please see the Vegan Chicago event page for details. If you're unable to participate in the walkathon, please consider making a donation on the Vegan Chicago team page.

After the “Strut”, we'll venture to Demera Ethiopian Restaurant (5 ½ blocks south of Tree House Humane Society) to indulge in a delicious Ethiopian meal consisting of the following, which will be served, sans utensils with injera (spongy flat bread), on a communal platter:

Ye-Shimbra Assa (spicy) - Ground chickpeas shaped into dough pieces and cooked in our special berbere sauce
Kik Alicha - Yellow split peas prepared with onion, garlic, ginger and turmeric
Shiro - Mixed legumes prepared with ginger root, rue seed, bishops weed and garlic and cooked with our Demera seasoning
Gomen - Chopped collard greens sautéed with onions, garlic and ginger and then lightly mixed with sliced and seeded jalapeños
Quosta - Chopped spinach sautéed with onions, garlic, ginger and Demera seasoning
Tikle Gomen - Cabbage and carrot cooked with onion, garlic and ginger and seasoned with seeded jalapeños
Ye-Dinich ena Carrot Alicha - Potatoes and carrots stewed with onions, garlic, ginger, tumeric and special Demera seasoning

This is a pre-pay event, and the $20 cost per person includes the meal, tax, tip, and Amazon fee.

Please consider joining us for this unique dining experience!


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  • Kathy S.

    Ack! I completely forgot that today was my anual block party. The kids look so forward to it - I won't be attending after all. Look forward to seeing you next month.l Renee I was looking forward to catching up! Kathy

    June 22, 2013

    • rene

      Ah, this explains it! Of course the block party would have to win in this case, hope you all had lots of fun, and hopefully we can catch up soon!

      June 24, 2013

  • Jonathan J.

    I have to cancel on this also Debra. Dog problems today. Sorry.

    June 22, 2013

  • Debra

    I'm looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!

    June 21, 2013

  • jeanie r.

    new to vegan chicago...would love to attend on saturday....any other options for paying? thanx :)

    June 20, 2013

  • James

    I'll be camping, but my last experience there was extremely disappointing as a vegetarian. I don't think I'll ever go back.

    1 · June 16, 2013

    • Dave D.

      I've never been disappointed at Demera. Maybe it was an off night.

      June 16, 2013

  • Adam H.

    Can't wait!

    June 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be out of town.

    June 5, 2013

  • Nessie

    This place is excellent.

    June 5, 2013

  • Cynthia

    Love this place and it has been too long since my last visit. Thanks for organizing Debra!

    1 · June 5, 2013

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