|I think this shot looks like it belongs in a vintage Betty Crocker spiral bound cookbook from 1958. Thank you poor lighting and cool Instagram filter.|
VF also brought a bunch of nice folks from The Book Publishing Company to town, and guess where they wanted to get dinner? Of course, ETHIOPIAN! So off Dazee and I trotted to my favorite habesha restaurant in town. The food was so good, I couldn't help but tear in. Plus, things always tastes better when someone else is cooking. Weirdest phenomenon, but so true.
We ordered the veggie combo platter for a crowd, plus the miten shiro, ingudai tibs and eggplant tibs. If you stare deep into the eyes of the above photo you will see (from top heading clockwise): ingudai tibs (mushrooms), eggplant tibs, miten shiro (spicy pea/legume puree), kik allecha (mild split peas), fasolia (green beans and carrots--MMMM!), miser wot (spicy red lentils), atakilt allecha or tikil gomen (vegetable stew or stewed cabbage), zelbo gomen (kale) and yummy salad in the middle. All hail Bete Lukas and their xgfx injera.