Going to a show Wednesday night (5/4) at the Wonder Ballroom and looking for some good ethnic in the area. Used to be a pretty good selection along NE Broadway, but I haven't been over there in five years, so don't know what's left and what's in favor. Queen of Sheba would be a good possibility, but my wife doesn't care for Ethiopean.
One of the best restaurants in town is next door, Toro Bravo. Also nearby is Ned Ludd. Not ethnic, but other than Ethiopian, I don't think there is any over there.
Actually, there is an African (but not Ethiopian!) restaurant on the corner there, Afrique Bistro. I have never been: http://afriquebistro.com/menu/
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