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There are those days when The Monster just really wants to go caveman and eat with his hands.  And when those days strike its time for some Ethiopian food.  The best in the city is surely Meals by Genet.  Too bad they aren’t open for lunch when the hankering hit.  So instead The Monster finds himself inside Nyala.  Truth be told, this was the first Ethiopian restaurant The Monster ever tried so there is some nice symmetry to a return visit.  It’s been in operation since 1988 so it’s doing a lot right.

Named after a type of impala found in Africa, Nyala is homey enough though it isn’t winning any awards for design.  The place kind of looks like 1988.  On this day it’s The Monster and the waitress.  It’s pretty quiet, all the better to catch up on some reading.

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