Two new Ethiopian restaurants will soon be catering to one of the fastest growing communities in Las Vegas. On the way, Eatopia Bistro destined for the Tropicana Arville Center at 4970 Arville St., close to the Orleans. Filling 1,656-square-feet, the bistro plans to focus on serving the local Ethiopian population and will be serving alcohol, but only to diners; they are not building a bar.
Already open, Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant has a more festive approach to their concept. Open seven days a week, less than two miles away from Eatopia at the Flamingo Retail Center and a couple of blocks west of the Palms, every Wednesday the lively spot features a DJ.
On the menu, dishes like doro wett, a traditional stew, the Lucy Special Kitfo, lean ground beef with home made sesoning and shekla tibs, cubed beef or lamb served hot on a clay pan. The restaurant also promotes their martinis and wine selection.
Occupying 4,350 square feet, Lucy is named after the nickname of a 3.2 million-year-old, human ancestor skeleton discovered in Hadar, Ethiopia, in 1974.