As a Korean-American foodie who resides in West Oakland, I’m lucky that there’s a slew of fine eateries not too far from our home all along Telegraph Avenue in Temescal.
Meskel is one of the biggest holidays on the Ethiopian Orthodox calendar. As with many religious congregations, the numbers of “casual” visitors swell on days like these, and the Medhani Alem Ethiopian Orthodox Church is ready to throw a big welcoming party.
Twice a week, Brundo offers Ethiopian cooking classes, both vegan and traditional options, with a sit-down meal to follow.
Selome Haileleoul cooks traditionally spiced Ethiopian dishes and is serving as chef at Oakland’s Guest Chef until December 16 — where a rotating roster of chefs try out their cooking techniques for two weeks at a time.
Restaurants Reviewed: Addis Ethiopian Restaurant (Oakland), Woodhouse Fish Co. (San Francisco), Panama Hotel & Restaurant (San Rafael)