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...

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...

Marcus Samuelsson: On Becoming A Top Chef

Marcus Samuelsson
A longer version of this interview was originally broadcast on June 28, 2012. Marcus Samuelsson owns two restaurants in New York City and two restaurants in Sweden. He’s cooked for President Obama and prime ministers, served as a judge on Top Chef and Chopped, and recently competed against 21 other chefs on Top Chef Masters. (He won.) He’s the youngest...

Kubee Kassaye earns top culinary prize; dreams of opening own Ethiopian/Italian restaurant

Kubee Kassaye
Bronx, New York – Kubee Kassaye loves to experiment in the kitchen. On any given day, the young chef will whip up American, Italian, Spanish, Chinese and her native Ethiopian cuisine in her Parkchester kitchen. “I just love the different techniques and style of food. It’s like an artwork,” said Kassaye, 28. Her dream is to one day open an Ethiopian/Italian...

Awash Ethiopian Restaurant to open in Brooklyn

Awash
New York, NY – Awash Ethiopian Restaurant, which already operates two Ethiopian restaurants in Manhattan, will open its first eatery in Brooklyn. The new restaurant will be located at 242 Court Street, between Kane and Baltic streets, in the space formerly occupied by Quercy. About Awash Restaurant Established in 1995, Awash has become popular with local Ethiopian expatriates and is...