We could write sonnets about Kezira Cafe’s atkilt (slow-cooked potatoes with carrots and cabbage). But we could also write some romantic stanzas about the yellow split-peas too. And the garlicky green beans. OK, every vegetable in this fantastic Ethiopian restaurant is getting a love note. Kezira is a great place to scoop lentils up with injera, and while there’s a ton of meat options, this is the best place in the neighborhood for vegetarians. Especially considering they have a $12 meatless lunch special with an assortment of lentils, potatoes, and greens.
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