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Eyo Ethiopian Sports Bar

wayne keyser | Dec 23, 201406:25 PM

There's sports screens everywhere (meaning soccer and more soccer) and very little space for tightly-packed tables. Big crowd for late lunch (3:30pm). My review here is regrettably cursory, but I felt drawn to try it today despite feeling less than energetic because it's been mentioned several times lately in print.

Friendly greeting, short-ish menu (meaning short to medium length) and not expensive (my veggie platter was $12.95, I'm used to $14.95 elsewhere). But it took quite a while to come out, once ordered (I'll never understand how dishes that probably should be already warm and ready to dish up can take so long at many Ethiopian places).

On the platter, misr wat was yummy and buttery and quite a bit hotter than I've experienced elsewhere. Tomato salad had a complex taste, as did the yellow lentil puree. Greens were about as expected. Items I've never had before: something clearly made of beets was sweetish and very good, and something that must have been slices of Portobello mushroom was very interesting but there wasn't quite enough of it to get a good idea of.

In summary, I would go back but only at lunch (that strip is SO BUSY). 3821-B S Geo Mason

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