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 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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Monday, 31 March 2008 05:09:06 UTC
Excellent, im glad this is happening. I will obviously be there :).
Monday, 31 March 2008 13:10:49 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, 31 March 2008 16:11:44 UTC
Hi Scott,

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

Monday, 31 March 2008 17:17:42 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, 31 March 2008 17:18:06 UTC
I will join you too.

Dan Dragnea
Monday, 31 March 2008 17:26:08 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, 31 March 2008 17:56:47 UTC
I will attend.

Alex Litmanov
Monday, 31 March 2008 19:51:40 UTC
I would like to attend.

Wayne Arthurton
Wayne Arthurton
Tuesday, 01 April 2008 13:39:52 UTC
I'll be there. Hope it's not too late to be included in the reservation.
Choy Rim
Tuesday, 01 April 2008 14:18:12 UTC
I'll be there, at around 7.
Tuesday, 01 April 2008 14:24:11 UTC
I'm a different Scott - Scott Weinstein
Tuesday, 01 April 2008 15:22:38 UTC
Not too late at all, people can post here to say they are coming until late in the afternoon today.
Tuesday, 01 April 2008 16:01:01 UTC

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

Jim Priestley
Jim P
Tuesday, 01 April 2008 19:16:49 UTC
Count me in as well. Nothing beats Ethiopian.

Tuesday, 01 April 2008 19:51:19 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 Arthurton
Wednesday, 02 April 2008 12:36:55 UTC
thanks for dinner last night guys. You can read about the exploits of a .net guy at google on
Wednesday, 02 April 2008 19:58:22 UTC
Nice to meet all of you last night. I hope we will do it again soon.
Dan Dragnea
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