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Eating to Live on the Outside: Nile Ethiopian Restaurant

It’s Saturday. Time for the Eating to Live on the Outside road show. And today we’re “off” to Nile Ethiopian Restaurant in Virginia. How does it stack up? I like it. Here’s a quick list of stuff I might order.


  • Whole lentils cooked and mashed, seasoned lime juice and mustard; lentils are awesome. Just make sure you don’t order lentils if you’re out on a date. Toot, toot!

Ater Kik Alicha

  • Yellow split peas cooked in mildly flavored sauce, seasoned with garlic and ginger; looks good to me. It’s hard to go wrong with garlic.


  • Finely chopped collard green seasoned with garlic and ginger; collard greens are always a winner for me.

Tekel Gomen

  • Green cabbage seasoned with fresh garlic and ginger; cabbage is cool, just watch out for the toot-toots here too.


  • String beans and carrots cooked in a mild caramelized onion sauce; string beans are great. I like them when they’re a tad undercooked. They’re crispier that way.

Now, if I REALLY had to pick something. I’d go with the go with the Gomen. I eat collard greens a lot. So I’ll stick with the sure thing. What about you? What would you order? Check out Nile’s menu and let know.

Image credit: Nile Ethiopian Restaurant

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Jen E - August 8, 2009 12:13 PM

Now I'm really happy. I love going for Ethiopian food (albeit in San Jose rather than VA), and Gomen are my bliss food.

Sara - August 8, 2009 3:32 PM

I would go for a vegetarian combo. This kind of food is good for tasting this and that and you get both veggies and beans.

ian - August 9, 2009 3:00 PM

I know the owners- it is a great place to eat, and they are very friendly too!

Manda - August 9, 2009 8:30 PM

I can't believe I lived in Richmond and never went there - passed it all the time, too. Will have to visit on the next trip back

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