Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Awash Cobble Hill 06-17-2012

Location: 242 Court St. BK
Time: 5pm
People: RB, CK and myself

Feelings: Awash, the popular Ethiopian joint, already has two locations in Manhattan and continues to satisfy many New Yorkers without any utensils. Every time I visited an Ethiopian restaurant, babies and toddlers were present, which made me realize that Ethiopian cuisine is possibly the best baby friendly food out there. Sharing plates of stew vegetables, many which are vegan, with soft, porous injera bread-- it is an ideal cuisine for families. So it is no surprise that Awash took over the former space of Quercy in Cobble Hill, one of the most family friendly neighborhoods in the city. 

This recently opened location has a warm and relaxing atmosphere, and the menu includes many vegetarian and poultry dishes. We shared the vegetarian platter for two ($28.95, five of 100% vegan dishes) with smooth and spongy injera. My favorite was Gomen (collard greens cooked with onions, garlic and green peppers) which was flavorful, and the slight texture of collard green was still present. The other dishes, Key Sir Alicha (beets, carrots and potatoes), Yemissir Kik Wat (split red lentils), Shiro (chick peas) and Yater Kik Alicha (yellow split peas) were not overly spicy but each quite delectable and perfectly seasoned.

RB also enjoyed Ethiopian beer called Meta, which we have never seen before. He thought it was a nice hopsy beer with a good crisp finish.

I am certain this Cobble Hill location will be a neighborhood staple.With a generous service and large portion, Awash will give every kid and the parents in the neighborhood a smile. This may be the new, healthy take of kid friendly cuisine.

No comments: