Restaurant, named Art Cafe Ethiopian Kitchen, to share the art of Ethiopian culture in Castleberry Hill this February.
Mussie Asha along with his sister Azeb Bulto will soon open Art Cafe Ethiopian Kitchen in a 2,500 square foot space at 264 Peters Street SW in Castleberry Hill.
The inspiration behind the restaurant’s name comes not only from being located in a prominent art district: “Our culture is an art,” Mussie Asha told What Now Atlanta (WNA) on Wednesday. Everything from the servers’ uniforms, to the cuisine and traditional Ethiopian coffee service at lunch time will be an experience intended to create an authentic cultural experience for guests.
On Castleberry Hill Art Stroll nights, Mussie Asha plans to exhibit cultural art and traditional Ethiopian bands.
The menu will feature mainly vegetarian options, with some meat dishes as well. Everything on the menu will be locally sourced through a partnership with Your Dekalb Farmer’s Market. Ingredients will be free range, organic and all-natural.
Moses Haile, the general manager, has a background in the restaurant industry from working at his family’s restaurant in DC, Selam Restaurant, which has been open for 20 years now.
Mussie Asha came to the states in 2001. His first job was at Your Dekalb Farmer’s Market. After owning and operating his own clothing business, he sold it in 2009 to open a valet service. After valeting in the Castleberry Hill neighborhood, he decided to begin opening Art Cafe in 2015.
The restaurant plans to be open by February, and will hold its grand opening in April. Art Cafe will be the first Ethiopian restaurant in the Castleberry Hill and Downtown Neighborhoods.
Source: What Now Atlanta
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