Bete Ethiopian in Silver Spring: An oasis of greenery and authentic Ethiopian cooking

Lamb tibs, center left, gored gored, center right, and kitfo, center bottom, surrounded by sides of cottage cheese, collard greens, split peas, potatoes, carrots and salad at Bete Ethiopian Cuisine and Cafe. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)
We had not rehearsed this bit of theater, but when I placed an order for kitfo at Bete Ethio­pian Cuisine and Cafe, my dining companion and I both blurted out, as if on cue, that we’d really like the dish raw. Our waiter looked as if he had just been assaulted by two-person flash mob. If there was an air of desperation in our voices, we had reason. Lamb tibs, center left, gored gored, center right,...

Bati Ethiopian Kitchen

Bati
Bati is a traditional Ethiopian restaurant, located in the heart of Fort Greene, Brooklyn, dedicated to serving authentic delicacies that possess homemade quality flavors. The menu offers organic beef, poultry and a wide variety of delectable vegetable dishes, which also meet the western standards of vegan food preparation. Bati offers the option of individual or the traditional communal serving to...

Taste of Ethiopia

Cuisine from Taste of Ethiopia (Image credit: PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN)
Rochester, New York – Berbere-spiced lentils have lately become this carnivore’s first thought when venturing out for a bite, and credit for that should go to Rochester’s recent wave of excellent and affordable Ethiopian spots. The latest is Taste of Ethiopia (155 State St., 503-4056, tasteofethiopiarochester.com), which offers a typical American restaurant experience alongside...

Permanent Location Coming for Bunna Cafe’s Vegan Ethiopian Fare

Bunna Cafe (Photo: Courtesy of Bunna)
New York – The city’s dining scene is now flooded with pop-ups, and the pool continues to beget brick-and-mortar spots as concepts amass followings. About to make that success-fueled leap is Bunna Cafe (1084 Flushing Avenue), a vegan Ethiopian dining experience and one of the most interesting players in the industry (and one of our 10 best pop-up restaurants in NYC). Sam...

Cafe Colucci Now Offering Corporate Catering Lunch Menu and Delivery

Cafe Colucci
Cafe Colucci now has a corporate lunch menu available, and delivers throughout the Bay Area. Press Release Oakland, CA - Cafe Colucci, a Bay Area restaurant featuring Ethiopian cuisine, now has a lunch menu available for corporate catering, and delivers throughout the entire Bay Area, including the East Bay, San Francisco, Palo Alto, the Peninsula, the South Bay, and Marin County. The menu features...

Recipe for Ethiopian flatbread remains a treasured secret

Yodit Seyoum
The bakers of some of Seattle’s best injera keep the secrets to making the famed Ethiopian flatbread close to the vest. Bakers are good at keeping secrets. And Yodit Seyoum is no exception. “Only me and my husband make the dough,” she told me over the phone when I asked her if I could tag along on a batch of what some call the best injera in Seattle. Injera...

Marcus Samuelsson: World Change Is On The Menu

Marcus Samuelsson Red Rooster
If a younger Marcus Samuelsson had his way, he’d never had stepped in the kitchen. “Not becoming a professional soccer player was the best mistake I ever made,” he says standing in his hailed, beloved Red Rooster restaurant on Harlem’s West Side. As slim and sure-footed as the man is, we weren’t exactly prepared for that one. He explains...

Dalo’s Ethiopian Kitchen: Portland’s Top 10 new food cart survey

Portland, Oregon - Dalo’s Ethiopian Kitchen isn’t the first restaurant to branch out with a food cart — Shigezo, the Japanese restaurant, opened the excellent ramen cart, Minizo, for example — but the North Portland restaurant gets points for nailing their simple, inexpensive cart concept right out of the gate. There might not be a more satisfying $5 meal in...

Aurora’s Ethiopian community celebrates “culture of sharing”

Aurora, Colorado — A thousand pancakes weren’t nearly enough, not for the hundreds of people who waited in a long, winding line during the opening two hours of the first Taste of Ethiopia Grand Festival Sunday in Aurora. “We’re going to have to order more,” said an ebullient chief cook Sophia Belew of the whole wheat flatbread Ethiopians call injera,...

Muzita Abyssinian Bistro

University Heights restaurant serves a different kind of comfort. My mother always told me not to play with my food. Of course, my mother is neither Ethiopian nor Eritrean, and there were no local restaurants featuring those cuisines during my childhood. If there had been, she probably would have played with the food herself. And so it was that we ended up, my mother and me, at Muzita Abyssinian...