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Neighbor Spotlight: Justin Ross

By Nick Kotecki Photo by Joshua Sutton


Justin Ross’s favorite color is green. He likes long walks on the beach, bubble baths, eating pizza and hot fudge sundaes. His favorite restaurant in Milwaukee is the Alem Ethiopian Village (307 E. Wisconsin Ave) where silverware is generally unheard of, and patrons use their hands, scooping the food off their plate with a spongy bread call injera. Ethiopian custom dictates, if you enjoy the company of the person eating at your side, that you show your inner warmth and goodwill by tearing a piece of injera bread off the roll, slather it full of food, turn to them, look them deep in their eyes and then feed them your offering while they do you the same. This is called “giving gursha.”