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Demera, Ethiopian on Eads in Arlington - eh.

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Demera, Ethiopian on Eads in Arlington - eh.

Ilaine | Feb 16, 2004 09:59 AM

I was in the mood for Ethiopian and did not feel like driving into DC and coping with parking. It's right next door to Kebab Palace, which we like, so thought we'd give it a try.

Honestly, the food to me was only so-so. Between the three of us we tried a lot of things - doro wat, made with chicken - I think the chicken should have been falling from the bone, not firm and chewy, which it was - not quite undercooked, but almost. In contrast, the beef dishes, kitfo, lega tibs and minchet abish, were overcooked until the beef was hard and crunchy. The vegetable "side dishes" were just little smears daubed on the gigantic injera pancakes that were so humongous they were draped on the plates in layers. I was really looking forward to some injera but this was too sour for my taste.

The menu promised wine - the waitress said "no alcohol." I asked for beer then, and she repeated, firmly "no alcohol."

Next time I am in the mood for Ethiopian I'll go elsewhere.

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