St. Paul Because: Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant
The corner of Snelling and University is home to many gems: the Turf Club, Midway Books, that old-school Taco Bell that has a patio, and this must-try Ethiopian restaurant. Ethiopian food is *sogood* you guys, and while we love MPLS haunts Blue Nile and Red Sea, Fasika is probably the best way to make your entree into this extremely underrated cuisine. Order some samplers (lots of meat and vegetarian options) and Ethiopan beers for the table and prepare for your world to be rocked. Top it all off with some Ethiopian tea (served with cinnamon water, genius!) They don’t have a website, but here’s their Yelp page. Ignore the idiot complaining about people parking too close to his car.
Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant, 510 Snelling Ave. N., STPL; 651-646-4747