Chris got back from LA last night, a little travel-weary and hungry. We decided to go out for a low-key dinner at a restaurant we hadn’t been to before. We’d passed Red Sea 47 on Ninth Ave many times before but never gone in, so tonight was the night. I first had Ethopian food when I was living in Boston (at a place called Addis Red Sea in the South End), but it had been a while for both of us. I have to say, this was pretty good.

We started with an order of lentil sambosas and then shared a vegetarian combo, which consisted: miser wat (lentils cooked in flavorful berbere sauce, with a blend of spices), tikil gomen (cabbage cooked with potatoes, veg, oil, onions, fresh garlic and spices), shiro (seasoned chickpeas cooked with berbere sauce), miser alecha (lentils in flavorful mild sauce with a blend of spices) and collard greens.

I also had a glass of malbec. After dinner, we took a walk around the neighborhood and got some Starbucks. A decaf soy misto makes a pretty good post-dinner drink. It was a nice way to end the week and welcome him home.

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