Ethnic restaurants provide a taste of variety for everyone not lucky enough to travel frequently or secretly live in the United Nations food court. Have a far-flung feast with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 Worth of Ethiopian Cuisine for Two or More
Kay wat’s simmered lamb with berbere seasoning ($7.50) tackles hunger alongside tibs’s marinated beef tips with jalapeños, rosemary, and garlic ($10.50) and dulet’s mix of kidney, stomach, and heart ($10.50). See the menu.
The aromas of spices, freshly ground herbs, and simmered meats fill African Food's dining room, giving guests a sensory glimpse into the kitchen’s richly seasoned selection. There, chef and owner Mulugeta "Roy" Ruei stands, faithfully recreating the spice-marinated beef and lamb entrees that he grew up with in Ethiopia. According to the Lincoln Star Journal, Ruei immigrated to the United States as a 12-year-old boy who didn't speak English, but never forgot his deep love for African cuisine. Through food, he evokes the flavors and aromas of Ethiopian home cooking, temporarily closing the gap that the Atlantic and the land between imposes to bring a piece of his native land to Lincoln and completely confuse cartographers. To that end, entire platters emerge from the kitchen with hearty stews and sautéed vegetables sitting atop spongy injera flatbread that diners use in place of utensils, scooping small bites directly from the tray before enjoying their flavors.