After 2 1/2 years of craving the delicious Ethiopian food of the Queen of Sheba, the Tampa Bay Vegetarians will finally meet for dinner there on Tuesday, August 23, at 7:00 p.m. For those of you who are new to vegetarian food and/or to The Queen of Sheba, and if you have never eaten Ethiopian food, you are in for a real treat! This will be a meal that you don't want to miss. The TBV members have voted the Queen of Sheba their favorite restaurant of the year several times.
The restaurant is located in Temple Terrace at 11001 N. 56th Street. For those of us in Pinellas County, there is a wonderful new route to take. Go east on Park Blvd., which becomes Gandy Blvd, then continue straight onto the brand new overpass and bridge that take you to Tampa with no stops or lights, and then turn left (north) onto 50th Street, which becomes 56th, the same street that the restaurant is on. It's a much faster way to go than it used to be. The dinner will be served family style and will consist of:
- INJERA (Ethiopian Bread)
- Ye Kik Alecha (red split lentils simmered in onions, garlic, ginger, seasoned with berbere.)
- Tikil Gomen (yellow split peas simmered in onions, garlic, and ginger with turmeric powder.)
- Alkilt Alecha (carrots, potatoes, and string beans in a mild sauce)
- Mushroom Wot (sauteed mushrooms in a berbere sauce)
- Gomen (steamed collard greens simmered with minced onion and garlic)
- Keiy Sire (sliced beets sauteed with onions, tomato sauce, and olive oil)
- Dessert: Honey Chips (only non- vegan item on the menu)
- Ethiopian Coffee
Please make reservations by going to http://www.tampabayvegetarians
WE MUST HAVE ALL RESERVATIONS AT THE LATEST BY SATURDAY, AUGUST 20. If you find that you will be unable to attend the dinner after having made a reservation, please call Debby immediately at 727-432-3327 so that she can give your spot to someone on the waiting list.