Ethiopian food and Egyptian mummies

It isn’t even over yet, and it’s been a busy weekend. Of all the ethnic foods that are found around the country, I’ve discovered Ethiopian, twice… Once in Detroit, and here in Denver. My first experience was years ago when I was strictly a pizza, and tacos kind of guy, but when the client pays, you fly Southwest, and enjoy Ethiopian.

I noticed Arada when I was driving on Santa Fe, to and from a client, my wife had never experienced Ethiopian, so we agreed to remedy that. We’ve been back a few times, and were there yesterday with some friends. We normally get the Super Arada, which has a nice mix of meats and veggies, this time we did the Arada Six, we like it better, it’s our new favorite. If you’re at all adventurous and the idea of eating with your fingers doesn’t send you screaming to the nearest place with a spoon and fork on the table, you need to visit Arada on Santa Fe. Oh, and don’t bother ordering the Ethiopian beer, they’re always “out”.

What do you follow up a night of Ethiopian food with? What else, a trip to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, of course. We’ve had our membership since last March when Body Worlds was here (took my mom and sister) and haven’t been back since, so we figured it was time to take advantage of our free admission (free in that we paid a lot of money in March to come as often as we like). After checking out the Egyptian exhibit, I know a few things; One, I don’t want to scrimp when it comes to my own mummification, jeez 3,000 years later and you’re on display for a bunch of kids to point at, no Thanks. Two, you can take your pets with you, they had nice little kitty shaped jars for your favorite pet, not bad.

2 Comments so far

  1. Nicole J. LeBoeuf-Little (unregistered) on January 13th, 2007 @ 10:58 pm

    On the subject of Ethiopian food, I would be remiss not to mention the excellent Boulder restaurant Ras Kassa’s, on 30th street just south of Pearl.

    I’ll have to try the one down on Santa Fe sometime.

  2. Elle (unregistered) on January 14th, 2007 @ 9:10 am

    Since you have a membership, it’s possible that you may get bored at the Museum because you’ll be going so often. If you do, stop by the information desk and get a list of displays that have leprechauns. It can be fun to search for them.

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