Yes Kunkel, we are headed to Africa...because what screams of food more than Ethiopia?
Every year at this time infomercials featuring Sally Struthers flood the airwaves at 4am. With Sally as my muse I pulled the trigger. We will eat, and eat, and eat, and eat in honor of all those who cannot. We will gorge ourselves on fantastic, spicy food that and mop it all up with injera (yummy Ethiopian flatbread). We will take a stand and fight the war on hunger!
Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant at 5633 N Ashland Ave Chicago, Il 60660
As far as drinks, Tej, an Ethiopian honey wine is generally drank to counteract the spice of the food. I have done some research in hopes of finding this in Chicago, to no avail. However, a similar variety called Meade is available at stores such as Binnys and Sams Liquor.
The reservation is for 7:30. See you all on Saturday!
P.S. An honest-to-goodness donation has been made to fight hunger in our honor.