Bete-Lukas Ethiopian Restaurant
Both the food and atmosphere are warm and nurturing at Bete-Lukas Ethiopian Restaurant. Owner Betre Tesfu takes pride in serving up classic Ethiopian Tibs, Wot and Alicha that incorporate time-honored ingredients like Kibe (clarified butter) and chili peppers, as well as bursts of garlic, onion, ginger and basil, among other spices. The family-style selections — which include beef, lamb, and chicken options — are also served over injera, a traditional fermented flatbread that’s perfect for scooping up bites.
Fun fact: Betre’s menu honors the the Ethiopian Orthodox Church’s fasting seasons by featuring a variety of vegetarian dishes and sambusas year round.