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01 December 2017

Going For A Walk In Search Of Ethiopian Food | Little Five Points, Atlanta

Whenever Scott and I travel to a new city, we always look to see if they have an Ethiopian restaurant. We were spoiled for choice when we were spending time in Atlanta hiding out from Hurricane Irma. We weren't sure which restaurant to go to, but then our friends suggested we try the one in the Little Five Points neighborhood because the area is fun and funky. Who are we to argue with fun and funky?

We took a roundabout way to Little Five Points from where we were staying in Cabbagetown, meandering through the streets. We walked past this building several times when we were in Atlanta. It wasn't until the second time I saw it that I realized the windows were meant to represent the eyes.


Personally, I've never been tempted to dumpster dive, but, for those people that are, this is a creative way to tell them to keep out.


We hooked up with the BeltLine and walked along this multi-use trail running through the heart of Atlanta, checking out the art scattered about, as well as people creating art in real-time.


After some confusion about where to get off of the BeltLine (who's to blame is still a matter of some dispute), we made our way over to the Carter Center and walked around the grounds.


Some more walking and then we reached Little Five Points. I love how they painted the side of the post office, welcoming you to the neighborhood.


I wonder how many bouquets of flowers he sells in a day.


Little Five Points is a colorful neighborhood - both in terms of the buildings and the characters walking about.


Does anyone else find this juxtaposition of signs intriguing? The >>Zone 6 Mini Police Precinct<< right next to a >>Medical Cannabis<< store.


At last, we found it - Kimi's Ethiopian Bistro.


It's such a cute little place and the people that work there are lovely.


Here's what happens when they bring our meal to us in an Ethiopian restaurant. We roll up our sleeves (which is important because you eat with your hands) and dive straight in. After a few minutes of stuffing our face, we remember to take a picture.

And this is what you get - a picture of a half eaten plate of doro wat (chicken stew with hard boiled eggs), miser wat (lentil stew) and injera (a spongy flat bread). It might not look like it in the picture, but it was delicious.


Of course, because we live on a sailboat, we couldn't pass up a stop at the Euclid Avenue Yacht Club. We had had overpriced beer earlier at a nearby bar which had zero atmosphere, so Scott was particularly excited to see a sign outside the Yacht Club that advertised cheap beer. Oh, yeah, if you haven't figured out by now, it's not so much a yacht club as it is a bar with tons of atmosphere. It was a great way to end the afternoon.


Have you ever been to Atlanta? Have you ever eaten Ethiopian food? Do you like eating with your hands or do you prefer to use utensils? Do you belong to a yacht club?

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18 comments:

  1. No, I've never eaten Ethiopian food.
    Very colorful. And I'd say that police station was in the right spot.

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  2. That area has so much personality.

    You really explored a lot while you were there.

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    1. We did get a chance to see a bit, but there's so much more we didn't get to see. Great place.

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  3. I've never eaten Ethiopian food, but I would love to. It looks fabulous. I love new dishes.

    I can eat with my hands or utensils. As long as I'm eating.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend, Ellen. ♥

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  4. Never had Ethiopian food, but YUM, it looks good. Yacht club.....hahahahahahahahaha :-)

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  5. What a fun, little adventure! Nope, never have had Ethiopian food. I'm going to put that on my list, though. I don't mind eating however. And yay to cheap beer!

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  6. I'm so glad you got to spend some time in Little Five Points. We haven't been there for some years, but it used to be one of my favorite places to visit. Last time we were there, a guy decked out like Elvis... complete with wig... was shopping in one of the funky shops.

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    1. I can just picture a guy dressed like Elvis hanging out there. They had a lot of interesting shops in the area.

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  7. Looks like a really interesting area.

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  8. I've never visited Atlanta, haven't gotten the chance to try Ethiopian food (though I really want to!), and don't own a boat to justify membership in a yacht club. ~sigh~ I do have an interesting factoid to share. Years ago a coworker told me it's impolite (and unsanitary) to eat left handed in Ethiopia because of the traditional... uh... lack of toilet tissue in the region. Not normally fond of eating without utensils, by the way, I'd happily make an exception for this! Thank you for sharing and stopping by my humble blog. I bet it's especially tough not to wake someone else trying to sleep on a sailboat. I honestly can't say if my partner would survive such close quarters. ~grin~ And being left handed, might get left behind if I ever find an Ethiopian restaurant in case the tradition still holds. I've never liked insulting another's culture, especially when I'm sort of in their kitchen. Heh... Be well!

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    1. The left hand rule is very true - applies to most places where you eat with your hands. But it can be tricky to just use your right hand, especially when you're trying to tear something apart.

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  9. Seems to me you guys do a lot of eating and drinking. :) :) Gotta eat to live right, so you might as well enjoy it. I don't mind using my hands but I am notoriously messy. No cream tops or a very big bib! Shall I include this on Monday?

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    1. Yes, please include on Monday, Jo. Thanks for thinking of it :-)

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