Desta on Greenville Avenue Reopens, Relatives of Late Owners Take Over Ethiopian Restaurant

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 […]

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Desta Ethiopian Restaurant is Temporarily Closed

I dropped by Desta last night to see what’s been going on with the Ethiopian restaurant ever since the owners, Yayehyirad Lemma and Yenenesh Desta, were found shot dead in front of their house after a long night’s work at their restaurant on August 15. For the past two weeks, mourners have been leaving fresh flowers […]

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Dallas’ First Taste of Ethiopia Celebrates the 11th Anniversary of Ethiopian Day

The Mutual Assistance Association For The Ethiopian Community (MAAEC, Inc.) and The Ethiopian Day 2012 committee are putting on the first-ever Taste of Ethiopia, which will feature the “sights, sounds, and tastes of Ethiopia” at the Plano Centre on 2000 East Spring Creek Parkway on Labor Day weekend. “The first thing we are going to […]

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Seeds of Africa Dinner Hosted By Bolsa Mercado

Last night, Bolsa Mercado transformed into a delightful backdrop, playing host to founder Atti Worku and her non-profit, Seeds of Africa – an organization that provides a nurturing, educational community for young children and young adults in Adama, Ethiopia. Chef Jeff Harris prepared a four-course menu to approximately 60 Seeds supporters as I, an invited […]

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