When I first heard that 306 North 29th Street had been sold last March, I pined for Mel from Curry Craft to open a take-out Indian joint or for the then-homeless Shoryuken Ramen folks move in – something different, casual, delicious… It turns out that dreams really can come true: after 10 years of service first on Laurel Street at VCU and then with Portrait House in Carytown, the Nile will be bringing their Ethiopian faire to Church Hill.
The new spot will be a home base for catering and food prep for local markets (like Ellwood’s), and as a “take-out and quick grab spot”, says Yoseph Teklemariam, one of the owners, and that they will “continue to focus on natural and organic, vegetarian and vegan foods.”
They hope to be open by March 2016. Need your fix before that? Keep an eye out for pop-up dinner nights featuring the Nile between now and then.