Metro Milwaukee Dining Guide
307 E. Wisconsin Ave.
food of Ethiopia can be fiery. Alem offers a gentler version though
their hot pepper sauce still has richness and depth of flavor. Try the
doro wot, chicken with a hardboiled egg, in this delicious sauce. There
are also beef and lamb versions of this dish. Half of the menu is
vegetarian items. Most tend to be mild, mostly greens and lentils.
Every entrée is served on injera, a round flatbread with a spongy
texture. This is also your dining utensil. Dig in and have fun! Prices
are moderate. (J.B.) $-$$. CC: All major. Handicap access. 224-5324
520 E. Center St.
Africa meets West Africa at Club Timbuktu, which is as much a nightspot
as a restaurant. It’s the place to find chicken and peanut stew and
cassava cous cous while listening to live African world music. Lunches
include American sandwiches. (J.B.) $$. CC: All major. FB, SB. Handicap
1824 N. Farwell Ave.
The restaurant’s name refers to the traditional dwellings of Ethiopia, where the delicious stews redolent of Africa and the Near East were prepared over open fires and arrayed on a crepe-like sourdough called injera. The hearty tradition is kept alive at Ethiopian Cottage, which features an assortment of meat and vegetarian options plus Ethiopian beer, coffee, tea and honey wine. (D.L.) $. CC: MC, VS. 224-5226