DC is a huge hub for Ethiopian cuisine. Perhaps the highest amount of Ethiopian restaurants outside of Ethiopia. The DC Metro area has over with its 200,000 people of Ethiopian descent. Which is the largest Ethiopian population outside of Ethiopia itself.
We did takeout Ethiopian from a place near Neil’s brother Jesse’s house in Bethesda called Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant. Normally at an Ethiopian Restaurant everyone gathers around a single, circular metal platter the size of an extra-large pizza covered with a soft crepe-like bread called injera. Spicy, thick stew-like mains, amazingly tasty seasoned vegetables and pureed legumes are placed around the injera in small piles. The injera is used to scoop up the meal.
In law school I represented a client in immigration proceedings. Zewdie is from Ethiopia, so I learned a great deal about the country from her. She is also a fantastic cook! She invited us to her house for a home-cooked Ethiopian feast to celebrate her winning her asylum claim.