Category Archives: African

Where to eat in Lagos, Nigeria

Much of the food is good but not excellent. For the very best, I recommend two places in particular: The Yellow Chilli: (TripAdvisor) All the dishes seem to be quite good, but arguably the jollof rice and the seafood okra … Continue reading

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Chercher Ethiopian Restaurant and Mart

Chercher Ethiopian Restaurant and Mart, web site, 1334 9th St NW, Washington, DC, 202-299-9703 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Zagat | WaPo | Washingtonian | TripAdvisor | Ylp] Could this be DC’s best Ethiopian place right now? … Continue reading

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Kingsway Café of Laurel

Kingsway Café of Laurel, web site, 13919 Baltimore Ave., Laurel, MD, 240-294-4144 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | TripAdvisor | Ylp] Full of charm and good humor, this is one of the few Nigerian places around. … Continue reading

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More food writers should be making this kind of point

Arabic Knowledge@Wharton: So when companies like Wal-Mart bring their logistics ability to Africa, it actually could be a good thing for the poor people of Africa? Cowen: It’s exactly what we need more of. Yes. Arabic Knowledge@Wharton: Yet there’s a … Continue reading

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Keren Restaurant

Keren Restaurant, 1780 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC (near 18th and U Streets NW), 202-265-5764 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | AllMenus | City Paper | Yelp] This place is exactly what more ethnic restaurants in … Continue reading

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Is Africa the next big food trend?

Josh Schonwald says yes: One night, after reading about sugar-cane drinks and fresh lobster skewers, I started cooking. I made a spicy okra salad, grilled shrimp piri piri and steamed vanilla pudding. The next night, Zanzibari pizzas–chapati stuffed with eggs, … Continue reading

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Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant

Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant, 3900 A Pickett Road, Fairfax, VA, 703-425-1130, 11-10, closed Sundays. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | Yelp] August 2014: CLOSED photo credit: neiljs Yes, Ethiopian food comes to Fairfax. A few observations: a) … Continue reading

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Salone’s African Cuisine

Salone’s African Cuisine, web site, 22330 S. Sterling Blvd., Sterling, VA, 703-956-9145 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | Yelp] Very authentic and tasty. On the menu they have pepper soup, various cassava dishes, peanut butter soup, … Continue reading

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Seleme (Seleme Carry Out & Grocery)

Seleme, 3825-H, South George Mason Drive, Falls Church, VA, 703-379-0043, in the Ethiopian cluster right behind the 7-11, back side of the strip mall. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google] They are beef specialists, including in the … Continue reading

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Safari DC / Club

Safari DC / Club, 4306 Georgia Avenue, Washington, DC, 202-722-7701 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [chef moz | City Paper | openlist | Yelp] One reader recommends the beef samosa, I have yet to go Some sources … Continue reading

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