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Ethiopian Cuisine

  • Mar 9, 2013 · 1:00 PM
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Since the first time I tried Ethiopian food at the age of 17 (20-something years ago, shhh - a lady never tells her age) in Washington DC, I fell in LOVE. It was my mother's Southern/"soul food" cooking mixed with Indian spices. Ethiopian food was probably the catalyst that made me start this group. No one would go with me to eat it - friends, coworkers... I ate alone.

Ethiopian food is VEGAN & VEGETARIAN friendly.

Rules for eating Ethiopian food:

1. Wash your hands.

2. Injera is the staple bread and is used as your utensil. It is a flat, spongy, slightly sour bread (think giant crepe, made from teff flour). Use small pieces to scoop up your food and enjoy.

3. You can ask for a fork but not as much fun.

4. You can order individual dishes or multiple people can join together and share sampler platters (my suggestion), that's the concept of Ethiopian food "sharing" - thus, wash your hands. Share your food and enjoy!

5. Wash your hands again (see a pattern here). They will smell like cardamom for days.

They do accept debit and credit cards and will split our bills.

Directions:

Just south of the I-24 & Harding Place Sam’s Club on Antioch Pike at Perimeter Hill Drive intersect. If you are unsure how to get there, call me #426-6684.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Rose

Mesob’s website: http://www.mesobcuisine.com/

Mesob’s Menu: http://www.mesobcuisine.com/revisedMenu.pdf

More about Ethiopian Cuisine: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethiopian_cuisine

Basics:

Hello: selam

Welcome: merhaba

Good morning: dehaando hadrika (m) / hadirkee (f)

Good afternoon: dehaando weelka (m) / weelkee (f)

Good evening: dehaando amsika (m) / amsikee (f)

Goodbye: dehaan kun

Yes: u-we

No: aykonen

Please: bejaka (m) bejakee (f)

Thank you: yekanyeley

Excuse me: yikrie-ta

I'm sorry: aytehazeley

How are you?: kemay aleka (m)/ alekee (f)

My name is.: shemey. iyu

I don't understand: ayeterede-anen

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  • Karin H.

    I agree with Robert. They never did get around to filling my iced tea, but they refilled the waters. Also, Gerral did get sick from the beef. And he never gets sick. He's been there before and said its usually very good. I guess they were just off yesterday. I wonder how Laura's fish is sitting? :)

    1 · March 10, 2013

    • Rose L.

      I hope Gerral feels better today. I'm good today. I have several different kinds of meat.

      1 · March 10, 2013

    • Karin H.

      No worries! He's good. Just one of those things. I was hoping it was something else he ate, maybe earlier in the day, but it was all he had. I think he caught something from me or maybe we're just getting old :)

      March 10, 2013

  • laura

    So sorry about Gerell...I have an iron stomach, so so far, no problem with the fish.Hope he feels better

    1 · March 10, 2013

  • Robert

    The food was excellent, the company grand, the service could have been more attentive

    1 · March 9, 2013

  • Rose L.

    I'm here!

    March 9, 2013

  • Rose L.

    Reservation is made. I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow at 1pm. Check out the menu. We may split into 2 smaller tables. If anyone wants to share a combo meal with me or others, just let me know. I will do meat or vegetarian. Just don't make me eat the beets...

    March 8, 2013

    • mickee

      Hi Rose, I am so sorry that I have to cancel out of the Mesob Meetup today, but I woke up this morning with a sore throat and think I'm coming down with something. This communal eating experience is probably not the best place for me to be today. Hopefully someone can take my place at this late date. Mickee

      March 9, 2013

    • Rose L.

      I hope you feel better soon, Mickee. Hopefully we'll see you soon at another event.

      March 9, 2013

  • mickee

    Not feeling well at all.

    March 9, 2013

    • Rose L.

      I hope you feel better soon.

      March 9, 2013

  • Robert

    My buddy just backed out, sorry to have blocked off a seat for him for so long. Hopefully someone else can now enjoy this fine cuisine. C U there

    March 9, 2013

    • Rose L.

      No worries. See you shortly.

      March 9, 2013

  • Rose L.

    Just a reminder that this meet up is full. If your plans have changed and you cannot make this meet up, please update your RSVP as soon as possible. This will allow others the opportunity to attend. Thank you!

    March 7, 2013

  • Rose L.

    Ok, since we're at 23 and counting on the wait list, I'm going to set up a 2nd Ethiopian for Saturday March 23rd (same restaurant). I will not open the RSVPs yet. If you are on the wait list and want to be added to the 23rd, private message me and I will add you first as I am opening the event. If you are a yes for the 9th and want to switch, also private message me and I will switch you at that time. Hopefully this doesn't get too confusing. I will go in order of your RSVP time stamp. I will add this event tomorrow morning to give you time to respond. email: [masked]

    February 22, 2013

  • Rose L.

    I'm so happy to see lots of new faces. I can't wait. I promise more meetups in the future. If you are wait listed, hang in there... If this become incredibly popular, I may add a 2nd repeat meetup the following weekend as I have done in the past.

    1 · February 21, 2013

  • Karin H.

    Looking forward to our first outing with you! Karin & Gerral Hubbard

    1 · February 20, 2013

  • Robert

    Love me some Ethiopian food

    1 · February 20, 2013

  • Jessica

    Most likely a yes. Pending on work.

    February 20, 2013

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