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Old 06-28-2008, 04:08 PM
 
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Are there any Ethiopian places in Lex?
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Old 06-29-2008, 08:52 AM
 
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Are there any Ethiopian places in Lex?

I hope not. I ate at an Ethiopian joint on Broadway in Chicago and all I can say is no wonder those buggers are so skinny.
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Old 06-29-2008, 11:31 AM
 
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I hope not. I ate at an Ethiopian joint on Broadway in Chicago and all I can say is no wonder those buggers are so skinny.
What did you have though because some of it IS pretty gross. First time I went to one I just ordered something random & they brought out a big bowl of some kind of ground up meat & some bread.

You gotta go for the vegetarian combo w/ Misir Wot & Yekik Alicha. Sounds weird I know, but its amazing. Even if you're not a veggie.

EDIT: I found one on Versailles Rd called Royal Fasica. I'd call first as I think they may have changed addresses.

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Old 06-29-2008, 11:51 AM
 
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What did you have though because some of it IS pretty gross. First time I went to one I just ordered something random & they brought out a big bowl of some kind of ground up meat & some bread.
We had a variety platter, mostly stews with different meats. Some had curry. And that spongy bread.
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Old 06-30-2008, 07:04 AM
 
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Are there any Ethiopian places in Lex?
Don't think so, but Louisville has at least two, both of which were recently reviewed:

LouisvilleHotBytes.com
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Old 06-30-2008, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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There used to be a Ethiopian place on Ashland Ave at the corner of Euclid I think. It may still be there, I haven't checked lately.
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:38 PM
 
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I need to add another rec here: It's not a restaurant, but it's PHENOMINAL.

Oliva Bella on South Broadway has absolutely outstanding olive oil. For anyone not familiar, it's a very small store just off to the side of Maxwell St. and S. Broadway. They import a handful of products from Italy (balsamic vinegars, pastas, etc.), but their main product is olive oil.

I don't think I will ever buy olive oil in a grocery store again. Their olive oil is AMAZING, and if you can splurge, the $23 bottle is more than worth it. They have only 3 kinds, grown from 3 different regions of Italy. I can't recommend it enough, it is truly phenomenal. Didn't even realize olive oil could taste that way, but it does.
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:41 PM
 
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Ditto on Oliva Bella! Oliva Bella, Artisanal Olive Oil from Italy (http://www.olivabella.com/bottega.htm - broken link)

Their olive oils are delicious. Whenever we splurge on a bottle, we rarely cook with it but reserve it for "raw" tasting - dipped on breads, tossed on salads, etc. Mmmmmm...
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Old 07-02-2008, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Lexington Ky
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it is truly the best! They usually have a tasting sand at Farmer's Market on Sat mornings! The tastes are very distinctive. We usually buy 2 different bottles at a time. Most definitely not for cooking but great with a really crusty bread!
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Old 07-05-2008, 11:19 AM
 
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This is wonderful info. I'm going to print it all recommended here. I'm building a binder with all this info so I have great references when I get there. Thank you all
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