Most of the Ethiopian joints in Denver won't win any design awards for their muted aesthetics, but this Ethiopian restaurant, despite its pedestrian outside appearance, boasts a lovely dining room, and as far as I know, it's the only place in Denver that serves gurage kitfo, a southern Ethiopian dish of minced raw meat rich with clarified butter and aromatic with a chile-intensive spice blend called mitmita, the mound of which is paired with stewed collard greens and ayib, a mild, fresh, soft cheese that counteracts the fire of the mitmita. Heavenly.
Can you guess where I'm eating?
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