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Ethiopian Food and Boozy Cupcakes Coming to LIC Pop-Up Market

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | September 5, 2012 7:11am

HUNTERS POINT — Long Island City foodies are getting a taste of Ethiopia in their neighborhood for the first time, if only for a few hours.

Bunna Café, a vegan Ethiopian eatery without a permanent home, has been hosting a "secret dinner series" in different Bushwick lofts.

But it's about to take a stand in the pop-up Queens County Market this Saturday.

“It will be the first time that Ethiopian food is found in Long Island City,” said Katrina Schultz Richter, the market's founder.

On Saturday, the eatery will be serving a hearty menu of lentils, potatoes, kale, peas and beets served with injera, traditional spongy sourdough.

Adult visitors will get to follow their meals with treats from other merchants — including booze-laced cupcakes.

The Queens County Market — a monthly pop-up that supports local food entrepreneurs — is coming to Hunters Point for the second time and will bring many other vendors.

LIC residents will have a chance to sample Strawberry Daiquiri and Appletini Vodka mini cupcakes from Yardie Treats.

Carib Delights will be selling a vegetable cheese spread and Buenos Angies will offer traditional Argentinian alfajores, delicate dulce de leche filled cookies.

Shoppers can also taste samples of a traditional Chipotle-style salsa from Gustavo's Salsa that will be paired with a Citrus Marinated Ceviche.

Malu, a local ice-cream parlor, will be selling its homemade ice-cream, all named after local businesses and residents of Long Island City. Flavors will include Rocket Fuel, which uses beans from neighboring coffee shop Sweetleaf.

The Laughing Devil Comedy Club located at 47-38 Vernon Blvd. in Hunters Point will host the market from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.