Friday, March 6, 2015

Bazaar begins series of ethnic dinners

Zelalem Gemmeda, owner of Abyssinia Ethiopian Cuisine, makes Ethiopian coffee at Ashker’s Juice Bar and Café on 1002 Elmwood Ave. Ashker’s and the West Side Bazaar have teamed up to hold monthly themed, ethnic dinners. The first dinner was held on March 1. Gemmeda cooked a variety of dishes such as injera, a type of Ethiopian sourdough bread, along with other vegan friendly dishes. Each dinner costs $15  and is open to the public. “People from Elmwood have never heard of the West Side Bazaar because it’s on Grant Street, and that’s why I wanted to bring the communities together and start this event,” said Michelle Holler, manager of the West Side Bazaar. The date of the next dinner is still to be announced. By L'Oreal Adams and Kim Kowal