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ended up at Addis Red Sea

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ended up at Addis Red Sea

Joanie | Sep 17, 2004 11:29 AM

My friend has lived here for who knows how long and has barely been in the south end, so this was good for him. He's also eaten good Ethiopian in DC and Chicago so he was anxious to try Addis, wasn't overly impressed. It was fairly busy and even tho there were a ton of servers, it took 15 min before anyone even looked at us. We had decided to take the easy route with the meat and veggie combo platter. At $24.95, about $6 more than Fasika and I'm not sure there's much of a difference. I was probably also swayed by the fact that it took about 30 min for the food to come. I think if we'd come about 15 min later, it wouldn't have been so bad (arrived ~8:15). The platter had collard greens that I didn't care for, a nice tomato/onion salad, a mild chicken & onion dish that I really liked, a good spicy ground beef thing, some lamb, one other meat thing. Friend got a glass of honey wine for $5.95 that was nice. Overall, pretty decent. I probably need more lessons on the ins and outs of Ethiopian but at this point, I'd choose Fasika and the lower prices.

Got a good snickerdoodle at Francesca's cafe after which was more of a sugar cookie with cinnamon (little nutmeg which is fine by me) but $2.05 for a cookie seems high.

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