Saba Tewolde

Saba Tewolde

Presidio Goes Ethiopian

Boutique Hotel Hosts Ethiopian Nights Fundraiser

When done right, injera, the spongy flatbread of Ethiopia, kicks the crap out of crepes, leaves tortillas feeling downright corny. It doesn’t hurt that it can suck up the tasty stews it accompanies and still remain an elastic and useful eating tool, but it has that lovely yeasty tang that smacks of the deliciously fermented. So, if you’d like to see how good that can be, you should definitely attend the inaugural Ethiopian Nights on Saturday, August 21, 6-9 p.m. at the Presidio Hotel, 1620 State Street. Even better, the event will support Taste of Hope, a nonprofit that bills itself as an “organization that generates resources for the orphaned, widowed, and poor by connecting people around the world.” For your $50 advanced ticket, you get to enjoy the brilliant culinary creations from Chef Saba Tewolde and live Ethiopian music by Alula. Tewolde is a survivor of the 1983 Ethiopian famine; it has been her passion to help her people since she found her way to the U.S. seven years ago. For tickets, call the Presidio Hotel at 963-1355, or purchase online at

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