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Heyyyyyy my peeps!!! Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that the Eritrean Cultural and Community Center has now closed in it's old location BUT when I went last a few months ago they said they were moving more to the U street area. I have to look up where exactly my waitress said and start conducting some recon among the Eritrean contacts I have in case I can't find it. Just as a note they do some of the best Eritrean food (yes it is ever so slightly different the Ethiopian food!!) in the city so once we pinpoint the location def worth a visit. They are keeping the chef they've told me which was my first question as WE CAN"T LOSE THIS GEM PEOPLE!!! If anyone knows the new location already pweasssseeee let me and da Rock(ers/willians/dunno) know where day @!!!
Anyone been to Selam on 15th and U Street? May 11, 2007 - "Selam is Getting into the Groove" by Fritz Hahn on washingtonpost.com
I see that it has been mentioned on dr.com a few times but no topic devoted to it if I am searching correctly - Keren, at the bottom of Adams Morgan (18th and FL, technically 1780 Fla. Ave. NW), is a smallish Eritrean restaurant. Eritrea is next to Ethiopia, and the cuisine is similar to Ethiopian but with more seafood (having greater coastal access) and apparently with somewhat more Italian influence in cuisine for historical (read: occupation) reasons. I say these things as though I am an expert, but I am not. I have only been to this restaurant once, for lunch yesterday, but loved it. There is a "breakfast, all day" and a "not breakfast, all day" menu. What I had was a big bowl of ful (long-cooked fava beans) with sardines and peppers, delicious, served with crusty bread. (I believe that injera is available if you prefer). If you are hungry, get the #20 on the breakfast menu - a big plate with some ful, some eggs, and some kicha (chunks of bread, fried I guess with spicy sauce). Inexpensive, friendly and delicious. I am told that the proper coffee service is great, but requires some time (I was told yesterday that it would take a bit more than a half hour to prepare - I don't know what that entails, but will find out next time with better planning.)
While walking down 23rd St. in Crystal City this weekend, I noticed a new Eritrean restaurant called Enjera (website) and, on the other side of 23rd St., an Ethiopian restaurant called Harar Mesob. Anyone tried either one yet?