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Best Ethiopian Critic’s Pick: Muzita Abyssinian Bistro Readers’ Pick: Muzita Abyssinian Bistro It’s an interesting time for restaurateurs. By interesting, I mean scary as hell. The minimum wage hike is the biggest obstacle they’ve faced in decades. We’re going to see fewer paid server jobs, more service charges, more…

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Muzita Bistro: Vegetarian “Fasting Food” | Real Food Traveler

Abel Woldemichael is tired of having his restaurant confined to “ethnic cuisine.” Late on a Friday night, Muzita, an Ethiopian bistro in San Diego, has finally quieted down. The young proprietor, a CPA by day with chin-length dreadlocks, tells us about his passion for mainstreaming Ethiopian food. “When someone…

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Play with your food at Muzita Abyssinian Bistro | San Diego CityBEAT

Article Intro: My mother always told me not to play with my food. Of course, my mother is neither Ethiopian nor Eritrean, and there were no local restaurants featuring those cuisines during my childhood. If there had been, she probably would have played with the food herself. And so…

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Ethiopia San Diego Part Four Muzita | San Diego Reader

A trip to University Heights’ upscale Ethiopian/Eritrean restaurant of note offers sharp contrasts with other restaurants featured in this tour. Muzita Abyssinian Bistro (4651 Park Boulevard, 619-546-7900) in University Heights isn’t an Ethiopian restaurant per se. It’s more Eritrean. Eritrea borders Ethiopia and the two countries share much in the way…

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Exploring the flavors of Ethiopian honey wine. It’s the Original Home Brew‎ | San Diego CityBEAT

If you thought you loved craft beer, just ask an Ethiopian about tej. A type of honey wine renowned for its spicy-sweetness and potency, the popular drink is as integral to Ethiopian culture as Stone IPA is to San Diego’s. But Ethiopians have been making tej a lot longer than…

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