So yeah, I loved my first experience with Ethiopian food. Laura and I went here and had the vegi platter, which was an array of lentil-based somethings along with some finely chopped, mildly spiced collard greens. All delivered to our maws via pieces of injera. Love, love, love it. I think that Ken would like it too, so we will have to go together soon.
Laura also let me in on the cheap finds to be had at an Indian imports store next to the restaurant, called Taj Mahal. I picked up a few mixes and spices, including a pack of spice mix for butter chicken, which I originally found out about from Megan the Vegan. I must try a vegan butter chicken! Also in my pile is a dry garlic chutney, some vindaloo curry paste, a dosa mix, and an adventurous little container of asafoetida. I don't know what to do with it yet, but the smell of it is very rich, and seems like it would be nice with a stew of some sort. Or maybe in a breading. Hmm.
Here's my $7.00 Taj Ma-Haul: