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 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 9:09
Excellent, im glad this is happening. I will obviously be there :).
March 31, 2008 17:10
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 20:11
Hi Scott,

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

March 31, 2008 21:17
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 21:18
I will join you too.

March 31, 2008 21:26
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 21:56
I will attend.

March 31, 2008 23:51
I would like to attend.

Wayne Arthurton
April 01, 2008 17:39
I'll be there. Hope it's not too late to be included in the reservation.
April 01, 2008 18:18
I'll be there, at around 7.
April 01, 2008 18:24
I'm a different Scott - Scott Weinstein
April 01, 2008 19:22
Not too late at all, people can post here to say they are coming until late in the afternoon today.
April 01, 2008 20:01

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

Jim Priestley
April 01, 2008 23:16
Count me in as well. Nothing beats Ethiopian.

April 01, 2008 23:51
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.

April 02, 2008 16:36
thanks for dinner last night guys. You can read about the exploits of a .net guy at google on
April 02, 2008 23:58
Nice to meet all of you last night. I hope we will do it again soon.

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