According to the posted signage, the restaurant temporarily closed on June 12; the closure was reported by Robert Dyer on Wednesday.
“As from today 6/12/23 — 07/01/23 we are closed due to renovation,” the sign reads. “See you soon! Thanks.”
“We are excited for the changes that are coming and hope to welcome you back with even better experiences!”, reads the restaurant’s website.
Bete (“my house” in Amharic) opened in a two-story brick house at 811 Roeder Rd. in July 2009. The restaurant gained popularity quickly, earning praise from Washington Post food critics Tim Carman as well as Tom Sietsema, who described it as “a true taste of Addis Ababa in Silver Spring.”
Photos by David Lay