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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