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Minneapolis - T's Place

scarter66 | Jan 13, 2008 02:51 PM

I haven't seen anyone post about T's Place and went there yesterday for lunch and thought I'd share. Friends had dined there for dinner earlier in the week and had rave reviews.

We got there at 1 PM and it wasn't yet open although the hours posted said it opened at 11 AM. About 1:15 they were open.

The owner was gracious, friendly, and attentive...but we were the only folks in the place. We had Yesiga Sambusa as an appetizer, two large pastries stuffed with spiced ground beef. They were very flavorful. I had the vegetarian combo plate that had a variety of Ethiopian vegetables served on Injera. All were good, on a par with your "standard" Ethiopian places. It was a considerable amount of food, and I'm in fact having left overs for the second time tonight. My husband had the Ethio Asian Fried Rice, described as "fried rice with Ethiopain spicy sauce with chicken, eggs & vegetables." Think fried rice but with unusual seasoning. This was fantastic, and something we would definitely go back for again and again. The fusion of flavors and ingredients worked really well, and wasn't like anything I've had before.

The owner said they had live jazz on Wednesday nights, and we'll probably go back to check that out. It seems like the place might be struggling a bit, and the owner talked with us quite a bit to try and get ideas of what would draw people in. Hopefully it will stay afloat, and that others will find his fusion dishes worth a visit. It's at 2713 East Lake Street.

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