Media Mentions

What Starbucks could learn from this Washington restaurateur about race at work Washington Post (May 2018)

Solange will Perform at Peace Ball (January 8, 2017)

Solange to Perform at Alternative Inauguration Event in DC (January 8, 2017)

Solange Joins Angela Davis, Alice Walker for ‘Peace Ball’ During Trump Inauguration Week (January 8, 2017)

Solange Knowles Joins Line Up for the Busboys and Poets Peace Ball (January 8, 2017)

Taste Test: BUSBOYS AND POETS NEW SUMMER DISHES Brightest Young Things (June 30, 2015)

Washington, D.C. Launch Party Recap (May 11, 2015)

An Interview with Andy Shallal of Busboys and Poets En Route Traveler (January 27, 2015)

Politics and Prose will open satellite stores in Busboys and Poets restaurantsThe Washington Post (November 6, 2014)


Space Craft
Summer of Fridays (June 29, 2014)

6 Local Chains We Love in DC
Zagat (January 21, 2014)

Bridge Between Communities: Busboys and Poets
OZY (December 7, 2013)

Washington Business Journal's Power 100 of 2013
Washington Business Journal (October 28, 2013)

Spotlight: Busboys and Poets
2Paragraphs (September 27, 2013)

Seven books Andy Shallal thinks you should read
Washington Business Journal (September 27, 2013)

Busboys and Poets Comes to DC
The Sentinel Newspaper (August 15, 2013)

Where are the best coffeehouses in Northern Virginia?
Washington Post (July 25, 2013)

Guide to Coffee Shops
Northern Virginia Magazine (May 2013)

Busboys and Poets: Restaurant meets Social Enterprise
The Islamic Monthly (April 8, 2013)

Express Best Of DC 2012
Express (October 12, 2012)

Top Business Breakfast Spots in Washington
Washington Business Journal (September 14, 2012)

12 Game-Changing Restaurants in DC
Zagat (August 13, 2012)

On D.C.’s U Street, can’t we all just swagger along?
The Washington Post (August 9, 2012)

Busboys and poets love comfort food
Back to Raw (July 20, 2012)

Washington's Essential Vegetarian Eats
The Washington Post (July 13, 2012)

Leafletting With Compassion Over Killing + Busboys and Poets Fine Vegan Fare
Will Travel For Vegan Food (June 15, 2012)

Recipe Sleuth: Chili from Busboys and Poets
Washingtonian (January 31, 2012)

Is poetry dead? Or, in the age of the Internet, does it offer us what nothing else can?
The Washington Post (January 13, 2012)

In Haiti, Where Does Art Fit In?
National Public Radio (NPR) (January 12, 2012)

Storytelling sweeps the District
The Washington Post (December 21, 2011)

Good Food With A Side Of Social Justice
National Public Radio (NPR) (December 13, 2011)

Andy Shallal, owner of Busboys and Poets, is ‘democracy’s restaurateur’
The Washington Post (December 2011)

Best Of Hall of Fame 2011
Express Night Out (October 2011)

Busboys and Poets: Chill mood, fab food
Examiner (June 2011)

Vegan Washington, DC Field Report: Busboys and Poets
Quarry Girl (May 2011)

Renowned poet Nikki Giovanni muses at Busboys and Poets
What's Hot Washington (January 12, 2011)

Come for the Atmosphere, Stay for Dessert
Joonbug (October 25, 2010)

#4 Washington, DC Incredible Edible
Destination Guides (August 2010)

Photos: HOWL
Brightest Young Things (July 28, 2010)

Free Concert and Free Ice Cream at Busboys and Poets
Examiner (July 26, 2010)

Hipster Hotspot
The Tech, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (July 7, 2010)

'Just Wright' star Common is stepping up his cinematic game
The Washington Post (May 16, 2010)

Super Sounds at Supper: Enjoy Live Music While You Eat
Express Night Out (May 13, 2010)

Mrs. Obama's Washington
Condé Nast Traveler on Concierge (May 2010)

Andy Shallal: "The budget ax won't help D.C. (or my business)"
The Washington Post (May 2010)

Eating Non-Meat: Moby Q and A + Gristle Book Giveaway
Brightest Young Things (April 29, 2010)

"The Color Purple" Author Alice Walker Recalls Moments With MLK Jr.
NBC Washington (April 15, 2010)

#1 Best Place to Take an Out-of-Towner 2010
Washington City Paper (March 2010)

Profile of a Successful Green Entrepreneur: Andy Shallal, Busboys and Poets
Green For All (February 2010)

Thriving small businesses still struggling to get loans
CNN (December 12, 2009)

Citizen Journalism: Before there was Harlem
The Washington Times (September 13, 2009)

2009 Minority Business Leaders: Andy Shallal, Restaurateur, Busboys and Poets
Washington Business Journal (April 6, 2009)

!Viva Chai! The lefty hot spot in Obama's Washington
The New Republic (February 18, 2009)

Busboys and Poets Beats out Brunch Competition in U Street Corridor
DC Brunch Club (February 9, 2009)

Howard Zinn @ Busboys and Poets: ‘Democracy doesn’t come from the top, it comes from the bottom’
Washington City Paper (February 4, 2009)

Larry King Live: Celebrating the Obama Inauguration (Transcripts)
CNN (January 17, 2009)

Poetry, Buffet Style: Locating DC's Popular Open Mics
NBC Washington (January 5, 2009)

Restaurant-Bookstore Sponsors Monthly Discussion About Race
The Washington Post (January 2, 2009)

The List: What's In and Out for 2009
The Washington Post (January 2009)

Busboys and Poets Grows Stores and Publishing Program
Publishers Weekly (December 22, 2008)

Gentrification 2.0: The Busboys and Poets Effect
Urban Turf (December 8, 2008)

Samantha Brown's Great Weekends: Washington, D.C.
Travel Channel (August 7, 2008)

The Democratic Party Platform Meetings: An Initial Report
The Huffington Post (July 30, 2008)

Raising a Glass to Health?
The Washington Post (June 13, 2008)

Shallal to launch third Busboys, a new concept
Washington Business Journal (July 16, 2007)

The Muralist
The Washington Post (May 1, 2006)

Rainbow Room: The Busboys and Poets Controversy
Washingtonian (December 2005)

Is something happening here? Antiwar crowd gathers at cafe
The Washington Post/Concord Monitor (September 23, 2005)