Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Assab Again

Just got back from another wonderful meal at Assab Eritrean restaurant. There are many decent Ethiopian/Eritrean places in the city, but for my money, Assab is the best. It smells amazing when you walk in, the service is friendly, and the food is fresh as can be and flavorful as all get out. It's the perfect antidote to the early darkness and cooler weather we've been having.

Their soul and stomach nourishing veggie combo contains some potatoes and carrots, stewed okra, two types of lentils, collard greens, and a small salad - all on top of yummy warm injera (because everything tastes better when you eat with your hands!). It's warming, without being overly spicy, and just plain delicious. Seriously, you should go to Assab. You can thank me later.

What's next, you ask? Well tomorrow I'm headed to the JCCSF for this:

Jonathan Safran Foer
Why Do We Eat Animals?
Foer is one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation. His first novels, Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, sold over 700,000 copies. His first work of nonfiction, Eating Animals, is a quest to understand meat, how it's produced and the environmental effects of eating animals. Foer explores all sides of the issue, including breaking into a chicken farm, and asserts few readers will look at their dinner the same way again.

Listen to a cute writer boy talk about his dedication to veganism? Yes, please.

I'm also pretty excited for a meal at one of SF's most fancy pants eateries this weekend, so stay tuned for that. Meanwhile, eat well!

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