Almaz Ethiopian Restaurant, which serves a variety of traditional Ethiopian dishes, has opened in Lancaster city, Pennsylvania.
By Chad Umble (LancasterOnline) |
The restaurant at 701 E. Walnut St. takes a space formerly occupied by B Peace Cafe, an Ethiopian and American food restaurant.
Almaz Ethiopian Restaurant has a menu that includes doro wat (chicken stew with vegetables and Ethiopian spices), siga wat (spicy beef stew) and yebeg tibs (lamb sautéed with onion and jalapeno pepper).
The menu also has appetizers, vegetable dishes and sambusa, a fried dough pastry filled with lentils, beef and chicken.
The lunch menu includes some non-Ethiopian dishes such as cheese steak subs, hamburgers, French fries and rice with chicken. There’s also Ethiopian coffee.
To serve with its dishes, the restaurant makes its own injera, a sourdough-risen flatbread with a slightly spongy texture.
The restaurant offers takeout and has seating inside for around 20.
Almaz Ethiopian Restaurant is owned by Almaz Mola and her husband Amare Haile. They are helped by some family members.
Biniam Demmelash and Selamawit Ketema opened B Peace Cafe in July 2015 after buying and renovating the building. They still own the building, but are now leasing the space to the new restaurant owners, who they knew previously.
The space has previously hosted a variety of restaurants, including Walnut Street Saloon, Picasso’s Bar, Tails Bar and Grill, and Franklin Tavern.
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