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Addis Nola Brings Ethiopian to Mid City

The restaurant opened this week in the former home of Chef D’z

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A new Ethiopian restaurant is now open in Mid City, a welcome dining addition in a city with distressingly few options for the internationally-loved cuisine.

The Advocate reports that Addis Nola opened this week at 422 S. Broad Street, the former home of the recently relocated Creole cafe Chef D’z, and before that, the original locations of both The Big Cheezy and Liberty’s Kitchen.

Their first restaurant, Biruk Alemayehu developed Addis Nola with her husband Jaime Lobo, and brought on chef Samuel Shiferaw to execute a menu with an array of stews and stir-fry served with the Ethiopian flatbread inerja, as well as traditional dishes like sambusas and kifto.

Addis Nola joins a limited Ethiopian dining scene, with Magazine Street’s Cafe Abyssinia previously the only remaining option. Opened in 2010, Cafe Abyssinia was joined in 2012 by the opening of Nile Ethiopian Restaurant, which quietly closed in spring of 2017.

While a request for hours has not been returned, The Advocate reports that Addis Nola serves lunch and dinner daily, and has applied for a liquor license.

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