Ian McNulty reports that Nile Ethiopian Cafe on Magazine has finally reopened after a fire at a neighboring shoe shop shut down their operation back in mid-April. During the five months of rebuilding, owner Tessaye Mendesha also took the time to revamp the menu, adding "more seafood dishes, including a whole fish preparation, a spicy minced tilapia dish called fish dulet" and a slew of vegetarian dishes. The main draw is obviously the traditional fare, however, as McNulty describes here:
Exuberantly spiced meat and vegetable dishes, including a family of dishes called tibs, which are like stir-fries, and another called wots (or wats), which are stews. The linchpin of this cuisine, however, is the injera bread. Flat, spongy, honeycombed with bubble pits and with the pliable consistency of a thick crepe.
Nile is now reopen for lunch/dinner Tuesday-Friday with a BYOB policy. No word on if Diva's Shoe Box is still around, or how the hell a fire broke out in there to begin with.