Scott Hanselman

Spontaneous New York Ethiopian Nerd Dinner

March 31, 2008 Comment on this post [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. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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March 31, 2008 5:09
Excellent, im glad this is happening. I will obviously be there :).
March 31, 2008 13:10
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... :-)
March 31, 2008 16:11
Hi Scott, "Spring.NET" guy here...I live in NYC so count me in. See you tomorrow. Cheers, Mark
March 31, 2008 17:17
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?
March 31, 2008 17:18
I will join you too. Dan
March 31, 2008 17:26
Folks ill be handling the reservations so in your replies please be sure to indicate that you are coming in a clear way.
March 31, 2008 17:56
I will attend. Alex
March 31, 2008 19:51
I would like to attend. Wayne Arthurton
April 01, 2008 13:39
I'll be there. Hope it's not too late to be included in the reservation.
April 01, 2008 14:18
I'll be there, at around 7.
April 01, 2008 14:24
I'm a different Scott - Scott Weinstein
April 01, 2008 15:22
Not too late at all, people can post here to say they are coming until late in the afternoon today.
April 01, 2008 16:01
Hi, I plan to come, but can't get there till about 7pm. Jim Priestley
April 01, 2008 19:16
Count me in as well. Nothing beats Ethiopian. jonathan
April 01, 2008 19:51
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
April 02, 2008 12:36
thanks for dinner last night guys. You can read about the exploits of a .net guy at google on blog.kindproject.com
April 02, 2008 19:58
Nice to meet all of you last night. I hope we will do it again soon.

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