Seeking an Ethiopian Restaurant

The nation's 22 most populous states have Ethiopian or Eritrean restaurants, but residents of 12 states have no such option: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, West Virginia, Wyoming - and of course, Alaska, which actually had one for a few months in 2007. Vermont now has a restaurant where you can get Ethiopian food one night a week. Rhode Island, New Mexico and Mississippi each got its first restaurant in 2011, a sign of the cuisine's growing popularity.

Most of the states without restaurants border states that have them, so a trip across state lines comes highly recommended.

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