Something may be up at Awash, reports a pleasantly surprised mary shaposhnik. Having had unremarkable Ethiopian meals at both locations over the years, she recently found Awash's uptown kitchen in top form. Doro wat (berbere-seasoned chicken stew), misir wat (red lentils done in similar fashion), and vegetables were all spot-on; "the spices were layered and balanced, the injera was just the right texture and sourness, everything just really sang out. Don't know if you'll replicate the results, but they were worth reporting."
Awash [Upper West Side]
947 Amsterdam Avenue (between W. 106th and 107th streets), Manhattan