August 16, 2005
Sanitation stars revisited
Finally, Fortune newspaper's groundbreaking restaurant reviews are getting the recognition they deserve.
Back in May, I did a short Meskel Square entry on the business weekly's regular detailed articles on Addis Ababa's growing restaurant scene. The entry highlighted the reviews' analysis of each restaurant's "sanitation" facilities.
Yesterday, none other than the New York Times came out with its own article on the phenomenon - 5 Stars for the Soap Dispensers, and the Food's O.K., Too. The journalist had clearly read the same reviews and was equally impressed with their bathroom-focus.
This Sunday's Fortune picked on the Meda Bar and Grill in the ground floor of the Tegene Building near Globe Hotel on Debre Zeit Road. Just so you know:
Both restrooms are of a very good quality and very spacious. The men's has five toilets and five urinals with comfortable sinks, liquid soap and an electric hand drier. The ladies' room has only two toilets of the same high standard.
Both rooms are well ventilated, and there is always a lady waiting outside who makes sure the place remains clean. You can leave her a tip in the small basket if you are satisfied.
It is good to see someone else recognises the importance of having a "comfortable sink".
Posted by aheavens at August 16, 2005 10:16 AM