Just glancing at Meskerem's menu makes our mouths water each and every time, with all of our favorite culinary buzzwords: "stewed," "spiced," "braised,"... and, of course, "whole-Grilled fish."When it comes to culinary wanderlust, we Atlantans have it pretty good. There's simply no excuse for a boring turkey sandwich routine when one can just jump in the car, go for a drive and explore the cuisine—and utensil-less eating style—of an entirely different culture. And when it's the spicy, flavorful grub of the Motherland we crave, we're bee-lining it straight to Meskerem. .
For those who've made the pilgrimage to Meskerem before, take note: they've taken quite a few steps to give the joint a facelift, including a nice patio (perfect for basking in an injera bread-induced food coma and a Signature African themed cocktail by your side), a renovated dining room and Chef Cheikh in the kitchen. Chef Cheikh makes sure to safeguard the authenticity of traditional ethnic dishes, which he calls the “no alter zone”. Furthermore, his "Without Borders" approach inspires him to playfully create a section of exceptional hybrid foods from Ethiopia to Senegal and beyond. And we're eager to see what he comes up with. (And by "see," we mean "devour." With our hands, no less.) Just glancing at Meskerem's menu makes our mouths water each and every time, with all of our favorite culinary buzzwords: "stewed," "spiced," "braised,"... and, of course, "whole-fried grilled fish." Yes, we're carnivores, but veg-heads should know that there are options aplenty for them as well, with dishes that include bright yellow split peas, hearty, spicy stewed lentils, tender braised collard greens, Berbere Spiced Hummus and more — all spiced and flavored to the max. In fact, whether it's a shank of lamb or a bowl of collards, you can expect whatever you order to be an explosion of flavor on your taste buds (this is a good thing). .
Doro Wot $14
Lamb Dibi $16.75
Meat combo, $15 (for one), $25 (for two), $42 (for four)
Veggie combo, $12.00
Daily, 5 pm - 11 pm