photo credit: John Ringor
Selam Ethiopian Kitchen
The entrance to this laidback Uptown Ethiopian spot looks like a butcher shop—there’s a display case of raw beef, and meat hangs from hooks behind the counter like its part of Cirque Du Soleil. It’s foreshadowing: Selam specializes in raw dishes, like kitfo with clarified butter, or unseasoned beef, tere siga, served with mustard, a spicy sauce, and chili powder. But that's not to say you can't stop by to get some hot food—their spicy zil zil tibs and the whole rosemary-marinated fried tilapia are great.
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