Our dinner tonight at Altaye Ethiopian Restaurant on Rainier Ave.
I don't really mean this to be a chow review, but my daughter and I just got back from Altaye Ethiopian Restaurant (8135 Rainier Ave S, 206-353-5157), and I just had to give our favorite neighborhood Ethiopian spot a plug. The food is good, the prices a bargain ($3 beers, $7 to $13 entrees), the atmosphere simple but welcoming, and the owners are the nicest people in the world. But tonight we had the place to ourselves again, and it was breaking my heart.
So if you're in the neighborhood, give it try. And if you're not in the neighborhood, there's plenty of parking on and off Rainier, it's right across the street from a bus stop, and it's less than a mile from the Othello light rail station. And if you don't trust my recommendation, check out Yelp; the reviews are almost unanimously positive.