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Monday, November 1, 2010

Review Preview: Blue Nile Market and Café

Posted By on Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 3:06 PM

click to enlarge The vegetarian combo platter at Blue Nile Market and Cafe - JENNIFER SILVERBERG
  • Jennifer Silverberg
  • The vegetarian combo platter at Blue Nile Market and Cafe
This week, I return to one of my favorite dining destinations in St. Louis -- Jeffrey Plaza, a homely strip mall at Olive Boulevard and I-170 -- to try the Ethiopian restaurant Blue Nile Market and Café. Follow me after the jump for a sneak preview of my review.

Blue Nile is very modest and very casual. The smiling person who invites you to have a seat is as likely to be one of the regular customers as the owner, who might be taking an order, helping in the kitchen or ringing up a sale in the market. Over the course of my visits, I think I saw most of these regulars as they sat eating or sipping coffee (from a coffee bar that appears to double as the restaurant's business office), chatting with one another or watching the satellite news from Ethiopia (lots of sun forecast for Addis Ababa).
Visit the RFT restaurant page late tomorrow afternoon or check back here Wednesday morning to see what I think.

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