Monday, March 22, 2010

Best Place Ever

Braeden has been begging me to go eat Ethiopian food since oh... last February when I got back from my trip. He prides himself on being able to "eat anything I make". And that's a good thing. As in, my little trooper will actually eat fish, spinach, and mushrooms like his mommy - AND like them.

So on a trip back to NC to celebrate his birthday, we made a detour through downtown Charlotte to go to Meskerem - one of only 2 Ethiopian restaurants close enough for us to visit. Little sister was also with us but with her picky palate, I opted for the PB&J before we left the house.

SO - the progression of the most perfect date with my son - with a little chaperone named Addi:
Waiting for a table having nice chit-chat around the traditional Ethiopian serving platter.
Yummy food arrives. We are so stoked. The bread under it (injera) is what you use to pick it up. We had beef tibs, spicy beef (in the middle), really, really good collard greens, and bean sides (the yellow and orange on the left). You just use a piece of your injera to pick up a piece of meat or a little veggie, and pop it in. Even a kid can do it!!
You KNOW I'm not going to eat that!
My favorite (and his) - the beef tibs.
Oh, sweet Meskerem, we think we love you. We put a hurtin on that plate o' goodness. But just couldn't make it to the finish line.

Braeden's review: "that was the BEST PLACE EVER!!!"

1 comment:

JG said...

That looks really good! I've never had Ethiopian food. There's a restaurant in the city, I guess I should go. :)

And I know this is off-topic, but I was wondering if you have had trouble following my blog. Some people have since I made the URL change. I'm not fishing for comments, honestly! But I didn't want you to think I had blocked you!