On a recent Saturday afternoon in Little Ethiopia, Hwaget Haile walked through the dining room of Messob Restaurant with a pot of freshly roasted coffee beans. The beans crackled and hissed, blanketing the room in a thick, fragrant cloud of smoke. Haile had just completed the first step of an...
Meatless Mondays: Becky and Kedist Tsadik, A Modern Ethiopian Supper Club + A Yellow Split Pea Recipe
Becky and Kedist Tsadik's Ethiopian supper club Bereket began as a class assignment. In her second year of business school at UCLA, Kedist, 29, drew up plans for an upscale Ethiopian restaurant and entered the campus international food festival for empirical research. Her food kiosk ended up winning the best...
At first glance, Banadir Somali Restaurant looks more like a Somalian community center than a restaurant. White bars cover the shaded and tinted windows. The main entrance leads to a long hallway with a kitchen off to the left. You have to look around a bit before noticing a door...