Scott Hanselman

Spontaneous New York Ethiopian Nerd Dinner

March 31, '08 Comments [17] Posted in Internationalization | Musings
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sheba_11 I'm going to be in NYC for 3 short days (travel, talk, travel) and Dmitry Lyalin and I were thinking to do a dinner thing on Tuesday evening.

I've got an early flight out at 9am on Weds, so we'll be at Queen of Sheba NYC on Tuesday around 6:30pm. Hopefully we won't get kicked out for not having a reservation.

Every time I go to ANY town, anywhere in the world for the last 10 years, I always go to the nearest Ethiopian Restaurant. Consequently, if your town has a habesha me'gub beyt I've probably eaten there.

Ethiopian food is my grub. I could eat it all day long. I'm also into the Amharic Language, and recently Aleme from Beteseb.com read about my interest on my blog and was kind enough to send me a Fidel (The Ethiopian Alphabet is often hung as art), bringing my collection of Fidel to three. Time to find a better place to hang them. (Note, my wife is Ndebele, not Habesha, but I learned the language before I met her).

So, if you've never had Ethiopian Food, here's a good enough opportunity to come hang out and try it. (Of course, we're all going Dutch.)

RSVP in the Comments!

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. I am a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Monday, March 31, 2008 5:09:06 AM UTC
Excellent, im glad this is happening. I will obviously be there :).
Monday, March 31, 2008 1:10:49 PM UTC
He Scott,

what do you have against the Dutch ;-)

But you're absolutely right, the Ethiopian food is something really nice... although I have to say the same for all other kinds of food... :-)

Monday, March 31, 2008 4:11:44 PM UTC
Hi Scott,

"Spring.NET" guy here...I live in NYC so count me in. See you tomorrow.

Cheers,
Mark
Monday, March 31, 2008 5:17:42 PM UTC
I've never had Ethiopian food, but a new Ethiopian restaurant just opened near my work in downtown Santa Rosa, CA. I love 'ethnic' foods like Indian and Thai, especially the spicier dishes. Is there a particular Ethiopian dish you would recommend to a first timer?
Monday, March 31, 2008 5:18:06 PM UTC
I will join you too.

Dan
Dan Dragnea
Monday, March 31, 2008 5:26:08 PM UTC
Folks ill be handling the reservations so in your replies please be sure to indicate that you are coming in a clear way.
Monday, March 31, 2008 5:56:47 PM UTC
I will attend.

Alex
Alex Litmanov
Monday, March 31, 2008 7:51:40 PM UTC
I would like to attend.

Wayne Arthurton
Wayne Arthurton
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 1:39:52 PM UTC
I'll be there. Hope it's not too late to be included in the reservation.
Choy Rim
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 2:18:12 PM UTC
I'll be there, at around 7.
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 2:24:11 PM UTC
I'm a different Scott - Scott Weinstein
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 3:22:38 PM UTC
Not too late at all, people can post here to say they are coming until late in the afternoon today.
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 4:01:01 PM UTC
Hi,

I plan to come, but can't get there till about 7pm.

Jim Priestley
Jim P
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 7:16:49 PM UTC
Count me in as well. Nothing beats Ethiopian.

jonathan
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 7:51:19 PM UTC
I am going to have to un RSVP. I am stuck at work until after the dinner will be done. I am sorry to have missed it.

Wayne
Wayne Arthurton
Wednesday, April 02, 2008 12:36:55 PM UTC
thanks for dinner last night guys. You can read about the exploits of a .net guy at google on blog.kindproject.com
Wednesday, April 02, 2008 7:58:22 PM UTC
Nice to meet all of you last night. I hope we will do it again soon.
Dan Dragnea
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