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Date Nights DC Itinerary: Lovin' Lil' Ethiopia


Settle in for a long, lazy lunch at Dukem, easily one of the District’s most established Ethiopian restaurants on U Street in the Shaw neighborhood. Order rounds of spongy injera bread, cubed lamb tibs and bright yellow lentils that beg to be scooped up.


Wander down 9th Street and browse the East African shops for CDs and Haile Selassie T-shirts. Pause for the coffee ceremony at Little Ethiopia (1924 9th Street NW).


Sleep tight at the Holiday Inn Washington Capitol. Its proximity to the museums on the National Mall can’t be beat.


Stop in the National Museum of African Art and look for works by Elliot Elosofon, a Life photographer who crossed the sub-continent, camera in hand, with spectacular results. If you have time, escape to St. George Gallery in Old Town Alexandria for a special treat of exclusive Ethopian Artifacts.

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