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After-Theater Dining in the Village at Meskerem, a Charming Ethiopian Bistro

- Sponsors and Testimonials


MESKE
ETHIOPIAN CUISINE
In Hell's Kitchen
468 W 47th St
New York, NY 10036
212.399.1949
Order Delivery Online!
AND
MESKEREM
In Greenwich Village
124 MacDougal Street
New York, NY 1001
212.777.8111

Serving 12 - 11 PM Daily!
Lunch Specials, 12 - 3:30 PM
Ask for the Manager!

Individual / Sharing Platters!
Doro Alecha, Miser Wat!
Whole Pan-Fried Fish!
Boneless Lamb in Wine!
Cubed Chicken in Awaze!
Ground Beef in Curry!
Vegetarian Combo!

After-Theater Dining at Meskerem
A Charming, Intimate Ethiopian Bistro
in Greenwich Village

Meskerem
124 MacDougal Street
New York, NY 1001
212.777.8111

Serving 12 - 11 PM Daily!
Lunch Specials, 12 - 3:30 PM
Order from Meskerem Online Here!

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
November 26, 2018


See an Introductory Testimonial about Meske in Hell’s Kitchen.

After a matinee in Greenwich Village recently, I stopped by the very conveniently located and charming Ethiopian bistro, Meskerem, the sister restaurant of Meske in Hell’s Kitchen, featured in the above linked testimonial. Mike, Meskerem’s proprietor, and Sophia, wait staff, were extremely helpful and attentive. After you walk down a few steps from MacDougal Street, home of the hottest New York jazz clubs and ultra-hip shops, you will enter Meskerem, decorated with Ethiopian and regional African masks, paintings, carvings, candles, musical instruments, dolls, books, clocks, cloths, lanterns, and kitchenware. You can read about Ethiopia here. You can also read about Ethiopian cuisine here. The spongy, delicious whole wheat, platter-shaped bread, placed under food and as a folded side, is broken into sections and eaten with the diner’s hands, after enclosing portions of the fish, meat, chicken, vegetable, or side dish inside the bread. This is a ritual and expected of all who dine at Meskerem or Meske. I was well prepared with packages of tiny hand wipes, although Meskerem will provide multiple napkins.

I dined on Timatim, a chopped tomato and onion salad, as an Appetizer, then, on the Platter, Azefa (Chopped Onions, Peppers, Lentils, Vinegar, Mustard), Doro Wat (Chicken Leg, Onions, Garlic, Ginger, Berbere, Hard Boiled Egg), Vegetable 2 (Cabbage, Carrots, Potato, Ginger, Curry), Miser Alech (Split Lentils, with Ginger, Garlic, Onions, Olive Oil, and Berbere Sauce), Mushrooms, with Onions, Tomatoes, Garlic, and Awaze, and a glass or two of Two Oceans Shiraz Wine from South Africa. My take-home bag included selections from all of the above, as this after-theater supper was way more generous than a single meal. I enjoyed these delicacies tremendously. Meskerem is open every day for lunch and dinner. They specialize in catering, as well, and could create a superb and memorable home party or small group event at either restaurant. Ask for Mike, and mention that you saw them on RobertaOnTheArts.com!



Mike, Meskerem Proprietor
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Sophia, Meskerem Wait Staff
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Timatim Salad
Chopped Tomatoes, Onions,
Green Peppers, Dressing,
on Ethiopian Bread.
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Platter of Azefa (Chopped Onions,
Peppers, Lentils, Vinegar, Mustard),
Doro Wat (Chicken Leg, Onions, Garlic,
Ginger, Berbere, Hard Boiled Egg),
Vegetable 2 (Cabbage, Carrots, Potato, Ginger, Curry),
Miser Alech (Split Lentils, Ginger, Garlic,
Onions, Olive Oil, Berbere Sauce),
Mushrooms, with Onions, Tomatoes, Garlic, Awaze.
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Two Oceans Shiraz Wine
from South Africa
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Ethiopian Walia Beer
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Meskerem Interior Décor
Seating, Paintings, Carvings,
Holiday Dolls, Books, Candles,
Kitchenware, Masks, Bowls,
Lanterns, Clocks, Cloths.
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Meskerem Interior Décor
Seating, Paintings, Carvings,
Holiday Dolls, Books, Candles,
Kitchenware, Masks, Bowls,
Lanterns, Clocks, Cloths.
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Meskerem Interior Décor
Seating, Paintings, Carvings,
Holiday Dolls, Books, Candles,
Kitchenware, Masks, Bowls,
Lanterns, Clocks, Cloths.
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Meskerem Interior Décor
Seating, Paintings, Carvings,
Holiday Dolls, Books, Candles,
Kitchenware, Masks, Bowls,
Lanterns, Clocks, Cloths.
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Meskerem Interior Décor
Seating, Paintings, Carvings,
Holiday Dolls, Books, Candles,
Kitchenware, Masks, Bowls,
Lanterns, Clocks, Cloths.
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Meskerem Interior Décor
Seating, Paintings, Carvings,
Holiday Dolls, Books, Candles,
Kitchenware, Masks, Bowls,
Lanterns, Clocks, Cloths.
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Meskerem Interior Décor
Seating, Paintings, Carvings,
Holiday Dolls, Books, Candles,
Kitchenware, Masks, Bowls,
Lanterns, Clocks, Cloths.
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Meskerem Interior Décor
Seating, Paintings, Carvings,
Holiday Dolls, Books, Candles,
Kitchenware, Masks, Bowls,
Lanterns, Clocks, Cloths.
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Meskerem Interior Décor
Seating, Paintings, Carvings,
Holiday Dolls, Books, Candles,
Kitchenware, Masks, Bowls,
Lanterns, Clocks, Cloths.
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Meskerem Interior Décor
Seating, Paintings, Carvings,
Holiday Dolls, Books, Candles,
Kitchenware, Masks, Bowls,
Lanterns, Clocks, Cloths.
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Meskerem Interior Décor
Seating, Paintings, Carvings,
Holiday Dolls, Books, Candles,
Kitchenware, Masks, Bowls,
Lanterns, Clocks, Cloths.
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower


For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at zlokower@bestweb.net