Posts Tagged ‘Ethiopian cuisine’

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Little Ethiopia

I liked Little Ethiopia the moment I stepped into its subterranean space on 9th Street NW, in that section of Shaw known as, well, Little Ethiopia. I felt as if I had walked into a restaurant in the mother country itself. The long, narrow dining room was appointed not only with mesob wicker tables, but […]

Coming Soon to a Georgia Avenue Storefront Near You

I'm not sure that you can call it a renaissance yet, but Georgia Avenue keeps showing signs of life — at least in terms of more eating options. I drive this strip regularly and have noticed a few new storefronts popping up, including Washington Deli Pizza, the latest property from owners Jim and Debbie Doherty. […]

The Unusual Economics of Almaz’s Gondar Fine Dining Service

Mike and Elizabeth Bober, Y&H's friends over at Capital Spice, were the ones to introduce me to the Gondar Fine Dining service at Almaz, the subject of this week's column. On their blog, the husband-and-wife team have posted a bite-by-bite break down of our dinner together at Almaz, and I think, between our two pieces, you get a good […]

Vox Populi: Restaurant Rater sweetpeachums on Meaza

Meaza Zemedu, the restaurateur behind the well-regarded Meaza. My next Young & Hungry column focuses on a new, formal Ethiopian service, which attempts to give diners a sense of the religious tenets that underline an Ethiopian Orthodox home meal. It's a unique experience, and it has definitely put me in the mood for more injera-based […]

Why Do Ethiopians Eat So Much Raw Meat?

You likely know about kitfo, the finely chopped beef mixed with spiced Ethiopian butter and served with awaze or a berbere spice blend or fresh crumbled cheese. (Or perhaps all three at once.) If you're lucky — and don't look like a total Anglo wimp — the Ethiopian restaurant at which you've ordered kitfo will serve it to […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Meaza Ethiopian Cuisine and Cafe

Meaza Zemedu at her namesake restaurant One by one, we’re running through the 50 restaurants that made the cut on this year’s Young & Hungry Dining Guide. If you have visited the day’s featured restaurant, let us know what you think. If you’re planning to visit for the first time, tell us about your meal […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Abol

Each day, for the next few weeks, we'll run through the 50 restaurants that made the cut on this year's Young & Hungry Dining Guide. If you have visited the day's featured restaurant, let us know what you think. If you're planning to visit for the first time, tell us how your meal went when […]

Good Ethiopian Coffee Now in Hyattsville

I'll admit it: Starbucks is often my default morning cup, and I'll tell you why. It's convenient. You can't throw a Hear Music compilation CD without bonking some barista over-extracting your espresso. I mean, before the recession hit, I think they were planning to open a Starbucks in my dog's crate. Not that I totally […]

Are Ethiopian Eateries Really Hurting Because of the New Cab Meters?

It just came to my wandering attention that News Channel 8 followed up on the Washington Post's recent story about how the sagging economy and the city's new meter system have affected cabbies and their ability to, essentially, subsidize the local Ethiopian restaurant community. At first I was sympathetic to this issue; but after supping […]

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