Just glancing at Meskerem's menu made our mouths water, with all of our favorite culinary buzzwords: "stewed," "spiced," "braised,"... and, of course, "meat."When it comes to culinary wanderlust, we Atlantans have it pretty sweet. There's simply no excuse for a boring turkey sandwich routine when you can simply jump in the car, go for a drive, and explore the cuisine—and utensil-less eating style—of an entirely different culture. We're talking about Meskerem, one of the most truly Ethiopian experiences you can find, from food to furniture.
Just glancing at Meskerem's menu made our mouths water, with all of our favorite culinary buzzwords: "stewed," "spiced," "braised,"... and, of course, "meat." 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 stewed lentils, collard greens, 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 tastebuds (this is a good thing).
And who who needs actual tables when you have messobs to eat on? These colorful, hourglass-shaped straw structures are perfect for sharing a giant platter of food, which is exactly what you're encouraged to do. Trust, you'll want to nab an extra bite of your dining companion's doro wot. And if you'd rather be even cozier with your fellow diners/traveling companions, check out the plush VIP corner, where you can graze on Meskerem's specialties in private, which is perfect for the first-timer who's feeling self-conscious about their skills with the injera, a sourdough flatbread that replaces the utensils. But don't worry, you'll learn. And have a tasty time doing so.
Fish Tibs, $10.99
Vegetarian Combo, $10.50
Chicken Tibs, $10.99
Monday - Friday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, noon to 10 p.m.