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Yelp Buffalo Experiences Ethiopia!




The Yelp Elite got a full Ethiopian experience this week at Lucy East African Cuisine. This family-owned restaurant is a hidden gem in Riverside. When you walk in you are transported to another world, you can see the pieces of African culture throughout the interior.We sampled a variety of Lucy’s homemade dishes with traditional spices and flavors that impressed every one of the 80+ attendees. Not only is every dish made from scratch, they even make their own Tej wine and fermented teas, which were delicious as well. After the feast we were treated to a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony, where the owner, roasted raw beans to create true made-from-scratch coffee. The strong smell of the beans roasting was just a preview of how rich the flavor was. We ended the night with an impromptu dance party! Traditional Ethiopian music played and the owners showed us authentic dance moves. The Yelp Elite left feeling like we were part of the Lucy’s family! Check out the reviews and photos!


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