The last time I visited Desta, the doors were boarded up and flowers sat outside the entrance for the late owners, Yayehyirad Lemma and Yenenesh Desta. Both had been shot to death in front of their house on August 15, 2012. Now the Ethiopian restaurant is back up and running. Tizeta, Yayehyirad’s sister, says it’s been open for about a month already. She was caught during lunch service when I called her yesterday, but told me that her family is running the Desta operation.
Go eat some Ethiopian food tonight, SideDishers. Let’s do what we can for Desta.