Cheap Eats 2013: Ethiopic

Quick reviews of ethnic cuisines you can experience for less than $25 a person, tax and tip included.
The vegetarian sampler for two at Ethiopic. Photograph by Scott Suchman.
The vegetarian sampler for two at Ethiopic. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

You’ll have to order carefully to stay within the Cheap Eats budget—but this remains the essential Ethiopian experience, a place to explore the cuisine at its most refined. Owners Samuel Ergete and Meseret Bekele spend more than their counterparts on ingredients, and this investment pays off in the lively stir-fries of meat, onions, and chilies known as tibs and in the kitfo, a rich beef tartare tingling with pinches of the spice mix called berbere.

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