Eating Ethiopian


Yesterday was so much fun! I skipped my workout yet again because I’m still feeling exhausted from this cold. I walked downtown to meet Matt and help him celebrate one of his coworker’s birthdays. The only sign of spring out there was the bright sun – the highs are still only reaching the 30’s:(


I finally got to try another Unibroue beer! La Fin du Monde is one of my all time favorites, but I’ve never tried any of the others because Canadian beers are hard to find down here. I had the Trois Pistoles (or ‘Three Coins’), which is a Belgian style abbey ale. It was right up my alley, but surprisingly light for such as dark beer! I loved how smooth it was, but I never would have guessed it was 9% ABV!

After chatting with Matt’s work folks for over an hour, we high-tailed it over to Addis Red Sea, an Ethiopian restaurant that was on my Boston bucket list, to meet Lauren and Evan. Wine was cheeeaappp, so we got a bottle!! Sadly, I wasn’t crazy about this malbec…it was too light and watery for me:(

Addis Red Sea is soo cool!! I must take my dad here. The whole restaurant is set up with these large baskets for tables; they line each basket with a spongy bread (that’s more like a crepe made with eggs, water, and flour) and just plop all the entrees on the table o bread. The best part is that they also bring more bread with which to scoop up the food.

Our table with food for four:

Matt and I shared two meat dishes (chicken and whitefish) and three vegetables. The meats were marinated in lemon and sauteed with butter, red pepper sauce, garlic, and ginger. I especially liked the whitefish. Our veggies were chickpeas, lentils, and collard greens, all cooked in various spicy sauces.

Everything was awesome and our group cleared the table! Man, I loved the concept of this restaurant and I’m hoping to go back again before I move.
Today’s activities included grocery shopping and riding the expresso bike, and now I’m headed up to Somerville to babysit for the rest of the evening. Have a fantastic night.
  • gabriellaroselli
    March 26, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    When I saw the title of the post, I knew you must have gone to Addis. It’s so close to my apartment I could just live there and at Toro.

  • dee
    March 26, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    I love Ethiopean food. It looks so good!

  • Kerry
    March 26, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    I love Addis too, especially the collard greens. I need to get back there soon…

  • Kathy @ newlywedindc
    March 26, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    I love unibroue! I was in Montreal last summer and got try lots of their brews there; la fin du monde is my favorite. I also love ethiopian food; I’m lucky that DC has a ton of it!

  • Kath
    March 26, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    I love Ethiopian too!

  • natalie (the sweets life)
    March 28, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    I love Ethiopian food–had it for the first time recently! However, ours came out on one GIANT piece of injera that we had to rip pieces off of to eat. So fun 🙂