Community Dinners


Malden Reads invites you to join us at these fine local restaurants to enjoy great food, mingle with local Maldonians, and support local businesses. We also encourage conversation about the themes from this year’s book and will provide some “Table Talk” topics for diners to discuss. Dinners are fixed price and feature either family style or an à la carte menu.

Ethiopian Restaurant –  Tuesday, February 25


Ethiopian food is well flavored with a mixture of different spices and herbs, including chili powder, fenugreek, ginger, garlic, cardamom, and cinnamon. Community Dinner attendees will be treated to a buffet including both mild and spicy meat, legume, and vegetable dishes, an Ethiopian salad, and as a special treat, Ethiopian coffee service. The meal is accompanied by injera, a traditional Ethiopian bread (made with teff flour, not wheat) that is used in lieu of utensils to scoop the food for eating. The meal selections accommodate most diets including vegan and gluten-free. Beer and wine (including traditional Ethiopian types) are available for purchase. The restaurant is located in the shopping plaza near Donut Villa on Highland Ave and there is plenty of free parking. The cost is $20 per person including tax and tip. All beverages besides coffee are an additional cost. Meal payment and reservations can only be made in advance through

Emone Tofu – April
Emone Tofu is an authentic Korean restaurant with traditional recipes. The dinner will be a multi-course meal with soup, appetizer, and a selection of stone bowl entrees. The price will be $20 per person not including beverages, tax & tip.