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BBC-Remarkably drought-resistant frankincense could restore African lost woodlands

By Melissa Hogenboom 3 January 2017 In dry areas in the Horn of Africa, there are frankincense trees that thrive in the extreme aridity. These trees are harvested for the frankincense resin that they produce. It is used to make perfumes and incense, and can only be obtained from the wild trees. For many years, frankincense trees have faced challenges that could threaten their very survival. Now a new analysis provides hope that this downward spiral could be prevented. To…

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Wisconsin State Journal: Backyard patio is the place to be. / Wisconsin State Journal Review by Samara Kalk, June 9, 2016 The lacquered wooden bar is particularly striking, but the spacious backyard dining area is the place to be at this time of year. Hard as it was to hold off, I waited a few months after Buraka’s well-documented move to try the new incarnation of this treasured East African restaurant. That’s because I have a friend, a UW-Madison graduate, who visits from Florida each spring, and while in…

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Isthmus: Buraka’s Back

Isthmus Review by Amelia Cook Fontella April 21, 2016 Spicy stews and more are just as good at the new Willy Street location If the wind is blowing the right way down Willy Street, you might catch the intoxicating scent of spice-rich Ethiopian food drifting from Buraka. First a food cart and then a beloved State Street restaurant, Buraka has been a Madison staple since the early 1990s. After being displaced in 2013 for construction of the Hub apartment complex,…

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Wisconsin State Journal: Buraka set to open by March 4

Restaurant News: After series of setbacks, Buraka set to open by March 4 Wisconsin State Journal: Dining SAMARA KALK DERBY, 608-252-6439, Feb 22, 2016 Wisconsin State Journal – Weblink The East African restaurant Buraka, displaced from its State Street home for a large campus housing and retail development, is opening within the next two weeks on Willy Street. Owner Markos Regassa had planned to open as early as this past summer, but encountered a series of setbacks he’d rather…

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Buraka is back!!!

Finishing work is being done at our new location at 1210 Williamson Street. Willy Street Blog – June 9th 2015 – Link The Marquette Neighborhood Association Preservation & Development Committee meets Tuesday (June 9) to consider and vote on two requests for outdoor seating and one alcohol license. Maron Ragassa, owner of the much-hailed Buraka (1210 Williamson), has revealed drawings for the upgraded front of the building and rear deck and is seeking neighborhood support. The concrete block building, which…

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