The Nile is flowing in Rochester
Here's a little from my column in today's Post-Bulletin PLUS an on-the-scene video clip of me nattering on about it.
For the all of the details, check out the print edition of the Post-Bulletin.
Rochester fans of African cuisine have been asking me one question all of this tropical winter.
When will the Nile Restaurant in northwest Rochester open? I now finally can answer that.
The Nile Restaurant started cooking Ethiopian dishes on Tuesday at 2711 Commerce Drive N.W., off of West Circle Drive. That's the former home of The Clay Oven restaurant, which closed last year.
It seats about 30. The staff is still fine-tuning the menu and other things, but it is open and serving recipes from the East African country.
The Nile also offers a full bar. The owner has not found a supplier for Ethiopian beer and wine yet, but he is working on it.
For those not familiar with Ethiopian cuisine, many of the dishes are variations of a spicy vegetable and meat stew called wat. Wat is usually served with a soft pancake-like bread called injera.