- Injera bread encloses and secures takeout from Gojo Ethiopian restaurant.
Chris Chamberlain's got a friend who keeps a Frisbee in the trunk of his car, not for playing, but for holding the grease-soaked paper bag of hot chicken so it doesn't stain the seats and floor of his car. Genius.
Stains can also be a problem with other takeout — Ethiopian cuisine uses copious amounts of turmeric-tinted niter kibbeh, a spiced butter, and berbere, which is heavy on the red paprika.
Gojo, the excellent Ethiopian spot on Thompson Lane, has developed a unique solution to keep their tasty takeout from causing collateral damage in the car: They line their to-go cartons with injera, the springy teff-based bread. It's folded down over the food, and the corners are mitred to keep in any dribble.
Low-tech, Ethiopian-American ingenuity!